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1972 World Series (4-3): Oakland Athletics (93-62) over Cincinnati Reds (95-59)

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

Series Games

Game 1 / Box Score and Play-By-Play

  Saturday, October 14, 1972 at Riverfront Stadium (Cincinnati Reds)

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

    PITCHERS: OAK - Holtzman, Fingers (6), Blue (7)
              CIN - Nolan, Borbon (7), Carroll (8)

               WP - Ken Holtzman
	       LP - Gary Nolan
             SAVE - Vida Blue

   HOME RUNS: OAK - Tenace (2)
              CIN - none

  ATTENDANCE: 52,918

Game 2 / Box Score and Play-By-Play

  Sunday, October 15, 1972 at Riverfront Stadium (Cincinnati Reds)

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

    PITCHERS: OAK - Hunter, Fingers (9)
              CIN - Grimsley, Borbon (6), Hall (8)

               WP - Catfish Hunter
	       LP - Ross Grimsley
             SAVE - Rollie Fingers

   HOME RUNS: OAK - Rudi
              CIN - none

  ATTENDANCE: 53,224

Game 3 / Box Score and Play-By-Play

  Wednesday, October 18, 1972 at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum (Oakland Athletics)

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

    PITCHERS: CIN - Billingham, Carroll (9)
              OAK - Odom, Blue (8), Fingers (8)

               WP - Jack Billingham
	       LP - Blue Moon Odom
             SAVE - Clay Carroll

   HOME RUNS: CIN - none
              OAK - none

  ATTENDANCE: 49,410

Game 4 / Box Score and Play-By-Play

  Thursday, October 19, 1972 at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum (Oakland Athletics)

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

    PITCHERS: CIN - Gullett, Borbon (8), Carroll (9)
              OAK - Holtzman, Blue (8), Fingers (9)

               WP - Rollie Fingers
	       LP - Clay Carroll
             SAVE - none

   HOME RUNS: CIN - none
              OAK - Tenace

  ATTENDANCE: 49,410

Game 5 / Box Score and Play-By-Play

  Friday, October 20, 1972 at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum (Oakland Athletics)

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

    PITCHERS: CIN - McGlothlin, Borbon (4), Hall (5), Carroll (7), Grimsley (8), Billingham (9)
              OAK - Hunter, Fingers (5), Hamilton (9)

               WP - Ross Grimsley
	       LP - Rollie Fingers
             SAVE - Jack Billingham

   HOME RUNS: CIN - Menke, Rose
              OAK - Tenace

  ATTENDANCE: 49,410

Game 6 / Box Score and Play-By-Play

  Saturday, October 21, 1972 at Riverfront Stadium (Cincinnati Reds)

                                 1  2  3    4  5  6    7  8  9     R  H  E
                                 -  -  -    -  -  -    -  -  -     -  -  -
    Oakland Athletics            0  0  0    0  1  0    0  0  0     1  7  1
    Cincinnati Reds              0  0  0    1  1  1    5  0  x     8 10  0

    PITCHERS: OAK - Blue, Locker (6), Hamilton (7), Horlen (7)
              CIN - Nolan, Grimsley (5), Borbon (6), Hall (7)

               WP - Ross Grimsley
	       LP - Vida Blue
             SAVE - Tom Hall

   HOME RUNS: OAK - none
              CIN - Bench

  ATTENDANCE: 52,737

Game 7 / Box Score and Play-By-Play

  Sunday, October 22, 1972 at Riverfront Stadium (Cincinnati Reds)

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

    PITCHERS: OAK - Odom, Hunter (5), Holtzman (8), Fingers (8)
              CIN - Billingham, Borbon (6), Carroll (6), Grimsley (7), Hall (8)

               WP - Catfish Hunter
	       LP - Pedro Borbon
             SAVE - Rollie Fingers

   HOME RUNS: OAK - none
              CIN - none

  ATTENDANCE: 56,040

Series MVP - Gene Tenace

Series Batting Stats

Oakland Athletics Batting

* indicates player was with multiple teams
Playoff Series Stats Regular Season Stats
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 7 24 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 0 .042 .148 .042 .190 1 0 1 *140 525 57 161 4 47 13 .307 .729
Sal Bando 7 26 2 7 1 0 0 1 2 5 .269 .321 .308 .629 0 0 1 152 535 64 126 15 77 3 .236 .709
Vida Blue 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 .000 .667 .000 .667 0 0 0 27 45 4 2 0 0 0 .044 .184
Bert Campaneris 7 28 1 5 0 0 0 0 1 4 .179 .207 .179 .385 0 1 1 149 625 85 150 8 32 52 .240 .603
Dave Duncan 3 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 3 .200 .333 .200 .533 0 0 0 121 403 39 88 19 59 0 .218 .676
Mike Epstein 6 16 1 0 0 0 0 0 5 3 .000 .238 .000 .238 0 0 2 138 455 63 123 26 70 0 .270 .866
Rollie Fingers 6 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 7 18 0 6 2 0 0 1 0 4 .333 .333 .444 .778 0 0 0 26 42 1 12 0 3 0 .286 .705
Dave Hamilton 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 25 26 2 4 0 0 0 .154 .505
Mike Hegan 6 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 .200 .200 .200 .400 0 0 0 98 79 13 26 1 5 1 .329 .805
George Hendrick 5 15 3 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 .133 .188 .133 .321 0 0 0 58 121 10 22 4 15 3 .182 .511
Ken Holtzman 3 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 1 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 3 5 0 1 0 0 0 1 2 1 .200 .429 .200 .629 0 0 1 39 105 5 23 0 5 0 .219 .434
Ted Kubiak 4 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .333 .333 .667 0 0 0 *97 210 19 43 0 15 0 .205 .525
Allan Lewis 6 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 24 10 5 2 0 2 8 .200 .500
Bob Locker 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 56 6 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .333
Angel Mangual 4 10 1 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 .300 .300 .300 .600 0 0 1 91 272 19 67 5 32 0 .246 .649
Gonzalo Marquez 5 5 0 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 .600 .600 .600 1.200 0 0 23 21 2 8 0 4 1 .381 .842
Don Mincher 3 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1.000 1.000 1.000 2.000 0 0 *108 245 25 53 6 44 2 .216 .697
Blue Moon Odom 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 59 66 16 8 2 2 4 .121 .362
Joe Rudi 7 25 1 6 0 0 1 1 2 5 .240 .321 .360 .681 0 0 0 147 593 94 181 19 75 3 .305 .830
Gene Tenace 7 23 5 8 1 0 4 9 2 4 .348 .400 .913 1.313 0 0 1 82 227 22 51 5 32 0 .225 .646
Totals 108 220 16 46 4 0 5 16 21 37 .209 .281 .295 .576 1 3 155 5200 604 1248 134 87 .240 .672

Cincinnati Reds Batting

* indicates player was with multiple teams
Playoff Series Stats Regular Season Stats
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 7 23 4 6 1 0 1 1 5 5 .261 .393 .435 .828 2 0 1 147 538 87 145 40 125 6 .270 .920
Jack Billingham 3 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 36 71 2 5 0 2 0 .070 .180
Pedro Borbon 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 62 21 0 1 0 1 0 .048 .178
Clay Carroll 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 65 11 2 2 0 1 0 .182 .364
Darrel Chaney 4 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 .000 .300 .000 .300 0 0 0 83 196 29 49 2 19 1 .250 .682
Dave Concepcion 6 13 2 4 0 1 0 2 2 2 .308 .375 .462 .837 1 1 1 119 378 40 79 2 29 13 .209 .541
George Foster 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 59 145 15 29 2 12 2 .200 .513
Cesar Geronimo 7 19 1 3 0 0 0 3 1 4 .158 .200 .158 .358 1 0 0 120 255 32 70 4 29 2 .275 .756
Ross Grimsley 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 30 66 5 8 0 1 0 .121 .256
Don Gullett 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 31 38 7 8 0 3 0 .211 .487
Joe Hague 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 *96 214 25 52 7 31 1 .243 .766
Tom Hall 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 47 30 5 3 0 0 0 .100 .256
Julian Javier 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 44 91 3 19 2 12 1 .209 .552
Jim McGlothlin 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 31 46 6 8 1 1 0 .174 .516
Hal McRae 5 9 1 4 1 0 0 2 0 1 .444 .400 .556 .956 0 0 0 61 97 9 27 5 26 0 .278 .769
Denis Menke 7 24 1 2 0 0 1 2 2 6 .083 .154 .208 .362 0 0 0 140 447 41 104 9 50 0 .233 .667
Joe Morgan 7 24 4 3 2 0 0 1 6 3 .125 .300 .208 .508 2 1 1 149 552 122 161 16 73 58 .292 .851
Gary Nolan 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 25 60 5 7 0 2 0 .117 .305
Tony Perez 7 23 3 10 2 0 0 2 4 4 .435 .500 .522 1.022 0 0 1 136 515 64 146 21 90 4 .283 .846
Pete Rose 7 28 3 6 0 0 1 2 4 4 .214 .313 .321 .634 1 1 0 154 645 107 198 6 57 10 .307 .799
Bobby Tolan 7 26 2 7 1 0 0 6 1 4 .269 .296 .308 .604 5 0 1 149 604 88 171 8 82 42 .283 .720
Ted Uhlaender 4 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 .250 .250 .500 .750 0 0 73 113 9 18 0 6 0 .159 .432
Totals 103 220 21 46 8 1 3 21 27 46 .209 .295 .295 .590 12 3 154 5241 707 1317 124 140 .251 .710

Oakland Athletics Pitching

* indicates player was with multiple teams
Playoff Series Stats Regular Season Stats
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 1 4.15 0 1 1 0 8.2 8 4 4 5 5 1.500 25 23 2.80 6 10 0 151.0 117 48 111 1.093
Rollie Fingers 6 0 1.74 1 1 2 0 10.1 4 2 2 4 11 0.774 65 0 2.51 11 9 21 111.1 85 32 113 1.051
Dave Hamilton 2 0 27.00 0 0 0 0 1.1 3 4 4 1 1 3.000 25 14 2.93 6 6 0 101.1 94 31 55 1.234
Ken Holtzman 3 2 2.13 1 0 0 0 12.2 11 3 3 3 4 1.105 39 37 2.51 19 11 0 265.1 232 52 134 1.070
Joe Horlen 1 0 6.75 0 0 0 0 1.1 2 1 1 2 1 3.000 32 6 3.00 3 4 1 84.0 74 20 58 1.119
Catfish Hunter 3 2 2.81 2 0 0 0 16.0 12 5 5 6 11 1.125 38 37 2.04 21 7 0 295.1 200 70 191 0.914
Bob Locker 1 0 0.00 0 0 0 0 0.1 1 0 0 0 0 3.000 56 0 2.65 6 1 10 78.0 69 16 47 1.090
Blue Moon Odom 2 2 1.59 0 1 0 0 11.1 5 2 2 6 13 0.971 31 30 2.50 15 6 0 194.1 164 87 86 1.292
Totals 22 7 3.05 4 3 3 0 62.0 46 21 21 27 46 1.177 155 155 2.577 93 62 1417.2 1170 418 862 1.120

Cincinnati Reds Pitching

* indicates player was with multiple teams
Playoff Series Stats Regular Season Stats
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 3 2 0.00 1 0 1 0 13.2 6 1 0 4 11 0.732 36 31 3.18 12 12 1 217.2 197 64 137 1.199
Pedro Borbon 6 0 3.86 0 1 0 0 7.0 7 3 3 2 4 1.286 62 2 3.17 8 3 11 122.0 115 32 48 1.205
Clay Carroll 5 0 1.59 0 1 1 0 5.2 6 1 1 4 3 1.765 65 0 2.25 6 4 37 96.0 89 32 51 1.260
Ross Grimsley 4 1 2.57 2 1 0 0 7.0 7 2 2 3 2 1.429 30 28 3.05 14 8 1 197.2 194 50 79 1.234
Don Gullett 1 1 1.29 0 0 0 0 7.0 5 1 1 2 4 1.000 31 16 3.94 9 10 2 134.2 127 43 96 1.262
Tom Hall 4 0 0.00 0 0 1 0 8.1 6 0 0 2 7 0.960 47 7 2.61 10 1 8 124.1 77 56 134 1.070
Jim McGlothlin 1 1 12.00 0 0 0 0 3.0 2 4 4 2 3 1.333 31 21 3.91 9 8 0 145.0 165 49 69 1.476
Gary Nolan 2 2 3.38 0 1 0 0 10.2 7 4 4 2 3 0.844 25 25 1.99 15 5 0 176.0 147 30 90 1.006
Totals 26 7 2.17 3 4 3 0 62.1 46 16 15 21 37 1.075 154 154 3.211 95 59 1412.2 1313 435 806 1.237

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

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