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1972 ALCS (3-2): Oakland Athletics (93-62) over Detroit Tigers (86-70)

WS: OAK-CIN / ALCS: OAK-DET / NLCS: CIN-PIT
 1971 ALCS /  1973 ALCS

Series Games

Game 1 / Box Score and Play-By-Play

  Saturday, October 7, 1972 at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum (Oakland Athletics)

                                 1  2  3    4  5  6    7  8  9   10 11     R  H  E
                                 -  -  -    -  -  -    -  -  -    -  -     -  -  -
    Detroit Tigers               0  1  0    0  0  0    0  0  0    0  1     2  6  2
    Oakland Athletics            0  0  1    0  0  0    0  0  0    0  2     3 10  1

    PITCHERS: DET - Lolich, Seelbach (11)
              OAK - Hunter, Blue (9), Fingers (9)

               WP - Rollie Fingers
	       LP - Mickey Lolich
             SAVE - none

   HOME RUNS: DET - Cash, Kaline
              OAK - none

  ATTENDANCE: 29,566

Game 2 / Box Score and Play-By-Play

  Sunday, October 8, 1972 at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum (Oakland Athletics)

                                 1  2  3    4  5  6    7  8  9     R  H  E
                                 -  -  -    -  -  -    -  -  -     -  -  -
    Detroit Tigers               0  0  0    0  0  0    0  0  0     0  3  1
    Oakland Athletics            1  0  0    0  4  0    0  0  x     5  8  0

    PITCHERS: DET - Fryman, Zachary (5), Scherman (5), LaGrow (6), Hiller (7)
              OAK - Odom

               WP - Blue Moon Odom
	       LP - Woodie Fryman
             SAVE - none

   HOME RUNS: DET - none
              OAK - none

  ATTENDANCE: 31,068

Game 3 / Box Score and Play-By-Play

  Tuesday, October 10, 1972 at Tiger Stadium (Detroit Tigers)

                                 1  2  3    4  5  6    7  8  9     R  H  E
                                 -  -  -    -  -  -    -  -  -     -  -  -
    Oakland Athletics            0  0  0    0  0  0    0  0  0     0  7  0
    Detroit Tigers               0  0  0    2  0  0    0  1  x     3  8  1

    PITCHERS: OAK - Holtzman, Fingers (5), Blue (6), Locker (7)
              DET - Coleman

               WP - Joe Coleman
	       LP - Ken Holtzman
             SAVE - none

   HOME RUNS: OAK - none
              DET - Freehan

  ATTENDANCE: 41,156

Game 4 / Box Score and Play-By-Play

  Wednesday, October 11, 1972 at Tiger Stadium (Detroit Tigers)

                                 1  2  3    4  5  6    7  8  9   10     R  H  E
                                 -  -  -    -  -  -    -  -  -    -     -  -  -
    Oakland Athletics            0  0  0    0  0  0    1  0  0    2     3  9  2
    Detroit Tigers               0  0  1    0  0  0    0  0  0    3     4 10  1

    PITCHERS: OAK - Hunter, Fingers (8), Blue (9), Locker (10), Horlen (10), Hamilton (10)
              DET - Lolich, Seelbach (10), Hiller (10)

               WP - John Hiller
	       LP - Bob Locker
             SAVE - none

   HOME RUNS: OAK - Epstein
              DET - McAuliffe

  ATTENDANCE: 37,615

Game 5 / Box Score and Play-By-Play

  Thursday, October 12, 1972 at Tiger Stadium (Detroit Tigers)

                                 1  2  3    4  5  6    7  8  9     R  H  E
                                 -  -  -    -  -  -    -  -  -     -  -  -
    Oakland Athletics            0  1  0    1  0  0    0  0  0     2  4  0
    Detroit Tigers               1  0  0    0  0  0    0  0  0     1  5  2

    PITCHERS: OAK - Odom, Blue (6)
              DET - Fryman, Hiller (9)

               WP - Blue Moon Odom
	       LP - Woodie Fryman
             SAVE - Vida Blue

   HOME RUNS: OAK - none
              DET - none

  ATTENDANCE: 50,276

Series Batting Stats

Oakland Athletics Batting

* indicates player was with multiple teams
Playoff Series Stats Regular Season Stats
Name G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS SB CS E G AB R H HR RBI SB BA OPS
Matty Alou 5 21 2 8 4 0 0 2 0 2 .381 .409 .571 .981 1 1 0 *140 525 57 161 4 47 13 .307 .729
Sal Bando 5 20 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 3 .200 .200 .200 .400 0 0 0 152 535 64 126 15 77 3 .236 .709
Vida Blue 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 27 45 4 2 0 0 0 .044 .184
Bert Campaneris 2 7 3 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 .429 .556 .429 .984 2 0 0 149 625 85 150 8 32 52 .240 .603
Tim Cullen 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 72 142 10 37 0 15 0 .261 .617
Dave Duncan 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 .000 .333 .000 .333 0 0 0 121 403 39 88 19 59 0 .218 .676
Mike Epstein 5 16 1 3 0 0 1 1 4 5 .188 .381 .375 .756 1 0 0 138 455 63 123 26 70 0 .270 .866
Rollie Fingers 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 65 19 2 6 1 2 0 .316 .789
Dick Green 5 8 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .125 .125 .250 .375 0 0 0 26 42 1 12 0 3 0 .286 .705
Dave Hamilton 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 25 26 2 4 0 0 0 .154 .505
Mike Hegan 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 98 79 13 26 1 5 1 .329 .805
George Hendrick 5 7 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .143 .143 .143 .286 0 0 0 58 121 10 22 4 15 3 .182 .511
Ken Holtzman 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 40 90 6 16 0 6 0 .178 .409
Joe Horlen 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 32 17 1 3 0 0 0 .176 .353
Catfish Hunter 2 6 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 .167 .167 .167 .333 0 0 0 39 105 5 23 0 5 0 .219 .434
Reggie Jackson 5 18 1 5 1 0 0 2 1 6 .278 .316 .333 .649 2 0 1 135 499 72 132 25 75 9 .265 .823
Ted Kubiak 4 4 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 .500 .500 .500 1.000 0 0 1 *97 210 19 43 0 15 0 .205 .525
Bob Locker 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 56 6 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .333
Angel Mangual 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 91 272 19 67 5 32 0 .246 .649
Gonzalo Marquez 3 3 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 .667 .667 .667 1.333 0 0 23 21 2 8 0 4 1 .381 .842
Dal Maxvill 5 8 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 .125 .222 .125 .347 1 0 0 *132 312 24 70 1 24 0 .224 .558
Don Mincher 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 *108 245 25 53 6 44 2 .216 .697
Blue Moon Odom 3 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 .250 .250 .500 .750 0 0 0 59 66 16 8 2 2 4 .121 .362
Joe Rudi 5 20 1 5 1 0 0 2 1 4 .250 .273 .300 .573 0 0 0 147 593 94 181 19 75 3 .305 .830
Gene Tenace 5 17 1 1 0 0 0 1 3 5 .059 .200 .059 .259 0 1 1 82 227 22 51 5 32 0 .225 .646
Totals 82 170 13 38 8 0 1 10 12 35 .224 .285 .288 .573 7 2 155 5200 604 1248 134 87 .240 .672

Detroit Tigers Batting

* indicates player was with multiple teams
Playoff Series Stats Regular Season Stats
Name G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS SB CS E G AB R H HR RBI SB BA OPS
Ed Brinkman 1 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .250 .500 .750 0 0 0 156 516 42 105 6 49 0 .203 .538
Gates Brown 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .333 .000 .333 0 0 103 252 33 58 10 31 3 .230 .673
Ike Brown 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 1 .500 .500 .500 1.000 0 0 0 51 84 12 21 2 10 1 .250 .733
Norm Cash 5 15 1 4 0 0 1 2 2 3 .267 .353 .467 .820 0 0 0 137 440 51 114 22 61 0 .259 .783
Joe Coleman 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .500 .667 .500 1.167 0 0 0 40 82 5 9 0 5 0 .110 .271
Bill Freehan 3 12 2 3 1 0 1 3 0 1 .250 .250 .583 .833 0 0 0 111 374 51 98 10 56 0 .262 .755
Woodie Fryman 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 *39 73 3 10 1 8 0 .137 .338
Tom Haller 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 59 121 7 25 2 13 0 .207 .623
John Hiller 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 24 4 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000
Willie Horton 5 10 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 3 .100 .182 .100 .282 0 0 0 108 333 44 77 11 36 0 .231 .681
Al Kaline 5 19 3 5 0 0 1 1 2 2 .263 .333 .421 .754 0 0 1 106 278 46 87 10 32 1 .313 .849
John Knox 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 14 13 1 1 0 0 0 .077 .297
Lerrin LaGrow 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 16 0 0 0 0 0 0
Mickey Lolich 2 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 41 89 3 6 0 0 0 .067 .313
Dick McAuliffe 5 20 3 4 0 0 1 1 1 4 .200 .238 .350 .588 0 1 4 122 408 47 98 8 30 0 .240 .692
Joe Niekro 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 18 12 2 3 0 1 0 .250 .641
Jim Northrup 5 14 0 5 0 0 0 1 2 3 .357 .438 .357 .795 0 1 0 134 426 40 111 8 42 4 .261 .686
Aurelio Rodriguez 5 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 .000 .111 .000 .111 0 0 1 153 601 65 142 13 56 2 .236 .628
Fred Scherman 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 57 22 1 2 0 0 0 .091 .221
Chuck Seelbach 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 61 21 1 3 0 0 0 .143 .518
Duke Sims 4 14 0 3 2 1 0 0 1 2 .214 .267 .500 .767 0 0 1 *89 249 18 60 6 30 0 .241 .699
Mickey Stanley 4 6 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .333 .333 .667 0 0 0 142 435 45 102 14 55 1 .234 .673
Tony Taylor 4 15 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 2 .133 .133 .267 .400 0 0 0 78 228 33 69 1 20 5 .303 .749
Chris Zachary 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 25 2 0 1 0 0 0 .500 1.167
Totals 66 162 10 32 6 1 4 10 13 25 .198 .257 .321 .578 0 2 156 5099 558 1206 122 17 .237 .661

Oakland Athletics Pitching

* indicates player was with multiple teams
Playoff Series Stats Regular Season Stats
Name G GS ERA W L SV CG IP H R ER BB SO WHIP G GS ERA W L SV IP H BB SO WHIP
Vida Blue 4 0 0.00 0 0 1 0 5.1 4 0 0 1 5 0.938 25 23 2.80 6 10 0 151.0 117 48 111 1.093
Rollie Fingers 3 0 1.69 1 0 0 0 5.1 4 1 1 1 3 0.938 65 0 2.51 11 9 21 111.1 85 32 113 1.051
Dave Hamilton 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 0 0 1 0 25 14 2.93 6 6 0 101.1 94 31 55 1.234
Ken Holtzman 1 1 4.50 0 1 0 0 4.0 4 2 2 2 2 1.500 39 37 2.51 19 11 0 265.1 232 52 134 1.070
Joe Horlen 1 0 inf 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 1 1 1 0 32 6 3.00 3 4 1 84.0 74 20 58 1.119
Catfish Hunter 2 2 1.17 0 0 0 0 15.1 10 2 2 5 9 0.978 38 37 2.04 21 7 0 295.1 200 70 191 0.914
Bob Locker 2 0 13.50 0 1 0 0 2.0 4 3 3 0 1 2.000 56 0 2.65 6 1 10 78.0 69 16 47 1.090
Blue Moon Odom 2 2 0.00 2 0 0 1 14.0 5 1 0 2 5 0.500 31 30 2.50 15 6 0 194.1 164 87 86 1.292
Totals 16 5 1.76 3 2 1 1 46.0 32 10 9 13 25 0.978 155 155 2.577 93 62 1417.2 1170 418 862 1.120

Detroit Tigers Pitching

* indicates player was with multiple teams
Playoff Series Stats Regular Season Stats
Name G GS ERA W L SV CG IP H R ER BB SO WHIP G GS ERA W L SV IP H BB SO WHIP
Joe Coleman 1 1 0.00 1 0 0 1 9.0 7 0 0 3 14 1.111 40 39 2.80 19 14 0 280.0 216 110 222 1.164
Woodie Fryman 2 2 3.65 0 2 0 0 12.1 11 6 5 2 8 1.054 *39 31 3.24 14 13 1 233.1 224 70 141 1.260
John Hiller 3 0 0.00 1 0 0 0 3.1 1 0 0 1 1 0.600 24 3 2.03 1 2 3 44.1 39 13 26 1.173
Lerrin LaGrow 1 0 0.00 0 0 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0.000 16 0 1.32 0 1 2 27.1 22 6 9 1.024
Mickey Lolich 2 2 1.42 0 1 0 0 19.0 14 4 3 5 10 1.000 41 41 2.50 22 14 0 327.1 282 74 250 1.088
Fred Scherman 1 0 0.00 0 0 0 0 0.2 1 0 0 0 1 1.500 57 3 3.64 7 3 12 94.0 91 53 53 1.532
Chuck Seelbach 2 0 18.00 0 0 0 0 1.0 4 2 2 0 0 4.000 61 3 2.89 9 8 14 112.0 96 39 76 1.205
Chris Zachary 1 0 inf 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 1 1 1 0 25 1 1.41 1 1 1 38.1 27 15 21 1.096
Totals 13 5 2.14 2 3 0 1 46.1 38 13 11 12 35 1.079 156 156 2.963 86 70 1388.1 1212 465 952 1.208

WS: OAK-CIN / ALCS: OAK-DET / NLCS: CIN-PIT
 1971 ALCS /  1973 ALCS

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