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1972 NLCS (3-2): Cincinnati Reds (95-59) over Pittsburgh Pirates (96-59)

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

Series Games

Game 1 / Box Score and Play-By-Play

  Saturday, October 7, 1972 at Three Rivers Stadium (Pittsburgh Pirates)

                                 1  2  3    4  5  6    7  8  9     R  H  E
                                 -  -  -    -  -  -    -  -  -     -  -  -
    Cincinnati Reds              1  0  0    0  0  0    0  0  0     1  8  0
    Pittsburgh Pirates           3  0  0    0  2  0    0  0  x     5  6  0

    PITCHERS: CIN - Gullett, Borbon (7)
              PIT - Blass, Hernandez (9)

               WP - Steve Blass
	       LP - Don Gullett
             SAVE - none

   HOME RUNS: CIN - Morgan
              PIT - Oliver

  ATTENDANCE: 50,476

Game 2 / Box Score and Play-By-Play

  Sunday, October 8, 1972 at Three Rivers Stadium (Pittsburgh Pirates)

                                 1  2  3    4  5  6    7  8  9     R  H  E
                                 -  -  -    -  -  -    -  -  -     -  -  -
    Cincinnati Reds              4  0  0    0  0  0    0  1  0     5  8  1
    Pittsburgh Pirates           0  0  0    1  1  1    0  0  0     3  7  1

    PITCHERS: CIN - Billingham, Hall (5)
              PIT - Moose, Johnson (1), Kison (6), Hernandez (7), Giusti (9)

               WP - Tom Hall
	       LP - Bob Moose
             SAVE - none

   HOME RUNS: CIN - Morgan
              PIT - none

  ATTENDANCE: 50,584

Game 3 / Box Score and Play-By-Play

  Monday, October 9, 1972 at Riverfront Stadium (Cincinnati Reds)

                                 1  2  3    4  5  6    7  8  9     R  H  E
                                 -  -  -    -  -  -    -  -  -     -  -  -
    Pittsburgh Pirates           0  0  0    0  1  0    1  1  0     3  7  0
    Cincinnati Reds              0  0  2    0  0  0    0  0  0     2  8  1

    PITCHERS: PIT - Briles, Kison (7), Giusti (8)
              CIN - Nolan, Borbon (7), Carroll (7), McGlothlin (9)

               WP - Bruce Kison
	       LP - Clay Carroll
             SAVE - Dave Giusti

   HOME RUNS: PIT - Sanguillen
              CIN - none

  ATTENDANCE: 52,420

Game 4 / Box Score and Play-By-Play

  Tuesday, October 10, 1972 at Riverfront Stadium (Cincinnati Reds)

                                 1  2  3    4  5  6    7  8  9     R  H  E
                                 -  -  -    -  -  -    -  -  -     -  -  -
    Pittsburgh Pirates           0  0  0    0  0  0    1  0  0     1  2  3
    Cincinnati Reds              1  0  0    2  0  2    2  0  x     7 11  1

    PITCHERS: PIT - Ellis, Johnson (6), Walker (7), Miller (8)
              CIN - Grimsley

               WP - Ross Grimsley
	       LP - Dock Ellis
             SAVE - none

   HOME RUNS: PIT - Clemente
              CIN - none

  ATTENDANCE: 39,447

Game 5 / Box Score and Play-By-Play

  Wednesday, October 11, 1972 at Riverfront Stadium (Cincinnati Reds)

                                 1  2  3    4  5  6    7  8  9     R  H  E
                                 -  -  -    -  -  -    -  -  -     -  -  -
    Pittsburgh Pirates           0  2  0    1  0  0    0  0  0     3  8  0
    Cincinnati Reds              0  0  1    0  1  0    0  0  2     4  7  1

    PITCHERS: PIT - Blass, Hernandez (8), Giusti (9), Moose (9)
              CIN - Gullett, Borbon (4), Hall (6), Carroll (9)

               WP - Clay Carroll
	       LP - Dave Giusti
             SAVE - none

   HOME RUNS: PIT - none
              CIN - Bench, Geronimo

  ATTENDANCE: 41,887

Series Batting Stats

Cincinnati Reds 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
Johnny Bench 5 18 3 6 1 1 1 2 1 3 .333 .350 .667 1.017 2 0 1 147 538 87 145 40 125 6 .270 .920
Jack Billingham 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 36 71 2 5 0 2 0 .070 .180
Pedro Borbon 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 62 21 0 1 0 1 0 .048 .178
Clay Carroll 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 65 11 2 2 0 1 0 .182 .364
Darrel Chaney 5 16 3 3 0 0 0 1 1 1 .188 .235 .188 .423 1 0 3 83 196 29 49 2 19 1 .250 .682
Dave Concepcion 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 119 378 40 79 2 29 13 .209 .541
George Foster 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 59 145 15 29 2 12 2 .200 .513
Cesar Geronimo 5 20 2 2 0 0 1 1 0 2 .100 .100 .250 .350 0 0 0 120 255 32 70 4 29 2 .275 .756
Ross Grimsley 1 4 0 2 1 0 0 1 0 1 .500 .500 .750 1.250 0 0 0 30 66 5 8 0 1 0 .121 .256
Don Gullett 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500 .500 .500 1.000 0 0 0 31 38 7 8 0 3 0 .211 .487
Joe Hague 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 .000 .667 .000 .667 0 0 *96 214 25 52 7 31 1 .243 .766
Tom Hall 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 47 30 5 3 0 0 0 .100 .256
Jim McGlothlin 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 31 46 6 8 1 1 0 .174 .516
Hal McRae 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 61 97 9 27 5 26 0 .278 .769
Denis Menke 5 16 1 4 1 0 0 0 4 3 .250 .400 .313 .713 0 0 0 140 447 41 104 9 50 0 .233 .667
Joe Morgan 5 19 5 5 0 0 2 3 1 2 .263 .300 .579 .879 1 0 0 149 552 122 161 16 73 58 .292 .851
Gary Nolan 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 25 60 5 7 0 2 0 .117 .305
Tony Perez 5 20 0 4 1 0 0 2 0 7 .200 .200 .250 .450 0 0 0 136 515 64 146 21 90 4 .283 .846
Pete Rose 5 20 1 9 4 0 0 2 1 2 .450 .476 .650 1.126 0 0 0 154 645 107 198 6 57 10 .307 .799
Bobby Tolan 5 21 3 5 1 1 0 4 0 4 .238 .238 .381 .619 0 1 0 149 604 88 171 8 82 42 .283 .720
Ted Uhlaender 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500 .500 .500 1.000 0 0 73 113 9 18 0 6 0 .159 .432
Totals 63 166 19 42 9 2 4 16 10 28 .253 .294 .404 .697 4 1 154 5241 707 1317 124 140 .251 .710

Pittsburgh Pirates 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
Gene Alley 5 16 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .000 .059 .000 .059 0 0 2 119 347 30 86 3 36 4 .248 .641
Steve Blass 2 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 35 82 8 15 0 3 0 .183 .410
Nelson Briles 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 28 70 6 11 0 4 0 .157 .350
Dave Cash 5 19 0 4 0 0 0 3 0 0 .211 .211 .211 .421 0 0 1 99 425 58 120 3 30 9 .282 .690
Roberto Clemente 5 17 1 4 1 0 1 2 3 5 .235 .350 .471 .821 0 0 0 102 378 68 118 10 60 0 .312 .835
Gene Clines 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 107 311 52 104 0 17 12 .334 .790
Vic Davalillo 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1.000 0 0 117 368 60 117 4 28 14 .318 .780
Dock Ellis 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 36 59 6 9 0 1 0 .153 .319
Dave Giusti 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 54 10 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000
Richie Hebner 5 16 2 3 1 0 0 1 1 3 .188 .278 .250 .528 0 0 0 124 427 63 128 19 72 0 .300 .886
Ramon Hernandez 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 53 12 1 2 0 0 0 .167 .417
Bob Johnson 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 31 35 2 5 0 2 0 .143 .338
Bruce Kison 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 32 53 3 10 0 9 0 .189 .506
Milt May 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 .500 .500 .500 1.000 0 0 0 57 139 12 39 0 14 0 .281 .677
Bill Mazeroski 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .500 .500 .500 1.000 0 0 34 64 3 12 0 3 0 .188 .467
Bob Miller 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 36 4 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000
Bob Moose 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 32 71 7 12 0 6 1 .169 .447
Al Oliver 5 20 3 5 2 1 1 3 0 4 .250 .250 .600 .850 0 0 0 140 565 88 176 12 89 2 .312 .789
Bob Robertson 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1.000 0 0 0 115 306 25 59 12 41 1 .193 .637
Manny Sanguillen 5 16 4 5 1 0 1 2 0 0 .313 .313 .563 .875 0 0 1 136 520 55 155 7 71 1 .298 .726
Willie Stargell 5 16 1 1 1 0 0 1 2 5 .063 .167 .125 .292 0 0 0 138 495 74 145 33 112 1 .293 .930
Rennie Stennett 5 21 2 6 0 0 0 1 1 0 .286 .318 .286 .604 0 1 0 109 370 43 106 3 30 4 .286 .683
Luke Walker 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 26 24 0 2 0 0 0 .083 .203
Totals 70 158 15 30 6 1 3 14 9 27 .190 .243 .297 .540 0 1 155 5490 691 1505 110 49 .274 .721

Cincinnati Reds 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
Jack Billingham 1 1 3.86 0 0 0 0 4.2 5 2 2 2 4 1.500 36 31 3.18 12 12 1 217.2 197 64 137 1.199
Pedro Borbon 3 0 2.08 0 0 0 0 4.1 2 1 1 0 1 0.462 62 2 3.17 8 3 11 122.0 115 32 48 1.205
Clay Carroll 2 0 3.38 1 1 0 0 2.2 2 1 1 3 0 1.875 65 0 2.25 6 4 37 96.0 89 32 51 1.260
Ross Grimsley 1 1 1.00 1 0 0 1 9.0 2 1 1 0 5 0.222 30 28 3.05 14 8 1 197.2 194 50 79 1.234
Don Gullett 2 2 8.00 0 1 0 0 9.0 12 8 8 0 5 1.333 31 16 3.94 9 10 2 134.2 127 43 96 1.262
Tom Hall 2 0 1.23 1 0 0 0 7.1 3 1 1 3 8 0.818 47 7 2.61 10 1 8 124.1 77 56 134 1.070
Jim McGlothlin 1 0 0.00 0 0 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 31 21 3.91 9 8 0 145.0 165 49 69 1.476
Gary Nolan 1 1 1.50 0 0 0 0 6.0 4 1 1 1 4 0.833 25 25 1.99 15 5 0 176.0 147 30 90 1.006
Totals 13 5 3.07 3 2 0 1 44.0 30 15 15 9 27 0.886 154 154 3.211 95 59 1412.2 1313 435 806 1.237

Pittsburgh Pirates 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
Steve Blass 2 2 1.72 1 0 0 0 15.2 12 3 3 6 5 1.149 33 32 2.49 19 8 0 249.2 227 84 117 1.246
Nelson Briles 1 1 3.00 0 0 0 0 6.0 6 2 2 1 3 1.167 28 27 3.08 14 11 0 195.2 185 43 120 1.165
Dock Ellis 1 1 0.00 0 1 0 0 5.0 5 3 0 1 3 1.200 25 25 2.70 15 7 0 163.1 156 33 96 1.157
Dave Giusti 3 0 6.75 0 1 1 0 2.2 5 2 2 0 3 1.875 54 0 1.93 7 4 22 74.2 59 20 54 1.058
Ramon Hernandez 3 0 2.70 0 0 0 0 3.1 1 1 1 0 3 0.300 53 0 1.67 5 0 14 70.0 50 22 47 1.029
Bob Johnson 2 0 3.00 0 0 0 0 6.0 4 2 2 2 7 1.000 31 11 2.96 4 4 3 115.2 98 46 79 1.245
Bruce Kison 2 0 0.00 1 0 0 0 2.1 1 0 0 0 3 0.429 32 18 3.26 9 7 3 152.0 123 69 102 1.263
Bob Miller 1 0 0.00 0 0 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0.000 36 0 2.65 5 2 3 54.1 54 24 18 1.436
Bob Moose 2 1 54.00 0 1 0 0 0.2 5 4 4 0 0 7.500 31 30 2.91 13 10 1 226.0 213 47 144 1.150
Luke Walker 1 0 18.00 0 0 0 0 1.0 3 2 2 0 0 3.000 26 12 3.40 4 6 2 92.2 98 34 48 1.424
Totals 18 5 3.30 2 3 1 0 43.2 42 19 16 10 28 1.191 155 155 2.806 96 59 1414.1 1282 433 838 1.213

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

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