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1973 League Championship Series (3-2): New York Mets (82-79) over Cincinnati Reds (99-63)

WS: OAK-NYM / ALCS: OAK-BAL / NLCS: NYM-CIN
 1972 NLCS /  1974 NLCS

Series Games

Game 1 / Box Score and Play-By-Play

  Saturday, October 6, 1973 at Riverfront Stadium (Cincinnati Reds)

                                 1  2  3    4  5  6    7  8  9     R  H  E
                                 -  -  -    -  -  -    -  -  -     -  -  -
    New York Mets                0  1  0    0  0  0    0  0  0     1  3  0
    Cincinnati Reds              0  0  0    0  0  0    0  1  1     2  6  0

    PITCHERS: NYM - Seaver
              CIN - Billingham, Hall (9), Borbon (9)

               WP - Pedro Borbon
	       LP - Tom Seaver
             SAVE - none

   HOME RUNS: NYM - none
              CIN - Bench, Rose

  ATTENDANCE: 53,431

Game 2 / Box Score and Play-By-Play

  Sunday, October 7, 1973 at Riverfront Stadium (Cincinnati Reds)

                                 1  2  3    4  5  6    7  8  9     R  H  E
                                 -  -  -    -  -  -    -  -  -     -  -  -
    New York Mets                0  0  0    1  0  0    0  0  4     5  7  0
    Cincinnati Reds              0  0  0    0  0  0    0  0  0     0  2  0

    PITCHERS: NYM - Matlack
              CIN - Gullett, Carroll (6), Hall (9), Borbon (9)

               WP - Jon Matlack
	       LP - Don Gullett
             SAVE - none

   HOME RUNS: NYM - Staub
              CIN - none

  ATTENDANCE: 54,041

Game 3 / Box Score and Play-By-Play

  Monday, October 8, 1973 at Shea Stadium (New York Mets)

                                 1  2  3    4  5  6    7  8  9     R  H  E
                                 -  -  -    -  -  -    -  -  -     -  -  -
    Cincinnati Reds              0  0  2    0  0  0    0  0  0     2  8  1
    New York Mets                1  5  1    2  0  0    0  0  x     9 11  1

    PITCHERS: CIN - Grimsley, Hall (2), Tomlin (3), Nelson (4), Borbon (7)
              NYM - Koosman

               WP - Jerry Koosman
	       LP - Ross Grimsley
             SAVE - none

   HOME RUNS: CIN - Menke
              NYM - Staub (2)

  ATTENDANCE: 53,967

Game 4 / Box Score and Play-By-Play

  Tuesday, October 9, 1973 at Shea Stadium (New York Mets)

                                 1  2  3    4  5  6    7  8  9   10 11 12     R  H  E
                                 -  -  -    -  -  -    -  -  -    -  -  -     -  -  -
    Cincinnati Reds              0  0  0    0  0  0    1  0  0    0  0  1     2  8  0
    New York Mets                0  0  1    0  0  0    0  0  0    0  0  0     1  3  1

    PITCHERS: CIN - Norman, Gullett (6), Carroll (10), Borbon (12)
              NYM - Stone, McGraw (7), Parker (12)

               WP - Clay Carroll
	       LP - Harry Parker
             SAVE - Pedro Borbon

   HOME RUNS: CIN - Perez, Rose
              NYM - none

  ATTENDANCE: 50,786

Game 5 / Box Score and Play-By-Play

  Wednesday, October 10, 1973 at Shea Stadium (New York Mets)

                                 1  2  3    4  5  6    7  8  9     R  H  E
                                 -  -  -    -  -  -    -  -  -     -  -  -
    Cincinnati Reds              0  0  1    0  1  0    0  0  0     2  7  1
    New York Mets                2  0  0    0  4  1    0  0  x     7 13  1

    PITCHERS: CIN - Billingham, Gullett (5), Carroll (5), Grimsley (7)
              NYM - Seaver, McGraw (9)

               WP - Tom Seaver
	       LP - Jack Billingham
             SAVE - Tug McGraw

   HOME RUNS: CIN - none
              NYM - none

  ATTENDANCE: 50,323

Series Batting Stats

New York Mets 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
Ken Boswell 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 76 110 12 25 2 14 0 .227 .621
Wayne Garrett 5 23 1 2 1 0 0 1 0 5 .087 .083 .130 .214 0 0 1 140 504 76 129 16 58 6 .256 .751
Jerry Grote 5 19 2 4 0 0 0 2 1 3 .211 .250 .211 .461 0 0 0 84 285 17 73 1 32 0 .256 .606
Don Hahn 5 17 2 4 0 0 0 1 2 4 .235 .316 .235 .551 0 1 0 93 262 22 60 2 21 2 .229 .575
Bud Harrelson 5 18 1 3 0 0 0 2 1 1 .167 .211 .167 .377 0 0 0 106 356 35 92 0 20 5 .258 .657
Cleon Jones 5 20 3 6 2 0 0 3 2 4 .300 .364 .400 .764 0 0 1 92 339 48 88 11 48 1 .260 .710
Jerry Koosman 1 4 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 .500 .500 .500 1.000 0 0 0 35 78 3 8 0 3 0 .103 .240
Ed Kranepool 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 .500 .500 .500 1.000 0 0 0 100 284 28 68 1 35 1 .239 .616
Jon Matlack 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 .000 .333 .000 .333 0 0 0 35 65 5 9 0 2 0 .138 .421
Willie Mays 1 3 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 .333 .333 .333 .667 0 0 0 66 209 24 44 6 25 1 .211 .647
Tug McGraw 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 1 60 24 0 4 0 2 0 .167 .426
Felix Millan 5 19 5 6 0 0 0 2 2 1 .316 .381 .316 .697 0 0 0 153 638 82 185 3 37 2 .290 .685
John Milner 5 17 2 3 0 0 0 1 5 3 .176 .364 .176 .540 0 0 0 129 451 69 108 23 72 1 .239 .762
Harry Parker 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 38 23 0 4 0 2 0 .174 .348
Tom Seaver 2 6 1 2 2 0 0 1 1 1 .333 .429 .667 1.095 0 0 0 39 93 9 15 1 5 1 .161 .457
Rusty Staub 4 15 4 3 0 0 3 5 3 2 .200 .333 .800 1.133 0 0 0 152 585 77 163 15 76 1 .279 .781
George Stone 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 .000 .500 .000 .500 0 0 0 28 48 4 13 0 5 0 .271 .542
Totals 50 168 23 37 5 0 3 22 19 28 .220 .298 .304 .601 0 1 161 5457 608 1345 85 27 .246 .653

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
Ed Armbrister 3 6 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 5 .167 .167 .167 .333 0 0 0 18 37 5 8 1 5 0 .216 .682
Johnny Bench 5 19 1 5 2 0 1 1 2 3 .263 .333 .526 .860 0 0 0 152 557 83 141 25 104 4 .253 .774
Jack Billingham 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 40 93 2 6 0 4 0 .065 .191
Pedro Borbon 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 80 15 2 5 0 0 1 .333 .667
Clay Carroll 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 53 14 2 3 0 1 0 .214 .429
Darrel Chaney 5 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 4 .000 .250 .000 .250 0 0 0 105 227 27 41 0 14 4 .181 .487
Ed Crosby 3 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .500 .500 .500 1.000 0 0 0 *58 90 8 16 0 6 0 .178 .537
Dan Driessen 4 12 0 2 1 0 0 1 0 2 .167 .154 .250 .404 0 1 1 102 366 49 110 4 47 8 .301 .731
Phil Gagliano 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 63 69 8 20 0 7 0 .290 .721
Cesar Geronimo 4 15 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 7 .067 .067 .067 .133 0 0 0 139 324 35 68 4 33 5 .210 .574
Ken Griffey 3 7 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 .143 .250 .286 .536 0 0 0 25 86 19 33 3 14 4 .384 .994
Ross Grimsley 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 39 82 3 5 0 1 0 .061 .122
Don Gullett 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 53 64 6 12 0 6 1 .188 .483
Tom Hall 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 55 22 1 1 0 0 0 .045 .091
Hal King 3 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .500 .667 .500 1.167 0 0 35 43 5 8 4 10 0 .186 .751
Andy Kosco 3 10 0 3 0 0 0 0 2 3 .300 .417 .300 .717 0 0 1 47 118 17 33 9 21 0 .280 .914
Denis Menke 3 9 1 2 0 0 1 1 1 2 .222 .300 .556 .856 0 0 0 139 241 38 46 3 26 1 .191 .638
Joe Morgan 5 20 1 2 1 0 0 1 2 2 .100 .182 .150 .332 0 0 0 157 576 116 167 26 82 67 .290 .899
Roger Nelson 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 14 18 1 2 0 1 0 .111 .222
Fred Norman 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 *36 80 4 6 0 2 0 .075 .194
Tony Perez 5 22 1 2 0 0 1 2 0 4 .091 .091 .227 .318 0 0 0 151 564 73 177 27 101 3 .314 .919
Pete Rose 5 21 3 8 1 0 2 2 2 2 .381 .435 .714 1.149 0 0 0 160 680 115 230 5 64 10 .338 .838
Larry Stahl 4 4 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 .500 .500 .500 1.000 0 0 76 111 17 25 2 12 1 .225 .648
Dave Tomlin 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 16 3 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000
Totals 78 167 8 31 6 0 5 8 13 42 .186 .247 .311 .559 0 1 162 5505 741 1398 137 148 .254 .715

New York Mets 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
Jerry Koosman 1 1 2.00 1 0 0 1 9.0 8 2 2 0 9 0.889 35 35 2.84 14 15 0 263.0 234 76 156 1.179
Jon Matlack 1 1 0.00 1 0 0 1 9.0 2 0 0 3 9 0.556 34 34 3.20 14 16 0 242.0 210 99 205 1.277
Tug McGraw 2 0 0.00 0 0 1 0 5.0 4 0 0 3 3 1.400 60 2 3.87 5 6 25 118.2 106 55 81 1.357
Harry Parker 1 0 9.00 0 1 0 0 1.0 1 1 1 0 0 1.000 38 9 3.35 8 4 5 96.2 79 36 63 1.190
Tom Seaver 2 2 1.62 1 1 0 1 16.2 13 4 3 5 17 1.080 36 36 2.08 19 10 0 290.0 219 64 251 0.976
George Stone 1 1 1.35 0 0 0 0 6.2 3 1 1 2 4 0.750 27 20 2.80 12 3 1 148.0 157 31 77 1.270
Totals 8 5 1.33 3 2 1 3 47.1 31 8 7 13 42 0.930 161 161 3.262 82 79 1465.0 1345 490 1027 1.253

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 2 2 4.50 0 1 0 0 12.0 9 6 6 4 9 1.083 40 40 3.04 19 10 0 293.1 257 95 155 1.200
Pedro Borbon 4 0 1.93 1 0 1 0 4.2 3 1 1 1 3 0.857 80 0 2.16 11 4 14 121.0 137 35 60 1.421
Clay Carroll 3 0 1.29 1 0 0 0 7.0 5 1 1 1 2 0.857 53 5 3.69 8 8 14 92.2 111 34 41 1.565
Ross Grimsley 2 1 12.27 0 1 0 0 3.2 7 5 5 2 3 2.455 38 36 3.23 13 10 1 242.1 245 68 90 1.292
Don Gullett 3 1 2.00 0 1 0 0 9.0 4 2 2 3 6 0.778 45 30 3.51 18 8 2 228.1 198 69 153 1.169
Tom Hall 3 0 54.00 0 0 0 0 0.2 3 4 4 3 1 9.000 54 7 3.47 8 5 8 103.2 74 48 96 1.177
Roger Nelson 1 0 0.00 0 0 0 0 2.1 0 0 0 1 0 0.429 14 8 3.46 3 2 0 54.2 49 24 17 1.335
Fred Norman 1 1 1.80 0 0 0 0 5.0 1 1 1 3 3 0.800 *36 35 3.60 13 13 0 240.1 208 101 161 1.286
Dave Tomlin 1 0 16.20 0 0 0 0 1.2 5 3 3 1 1 3.600 16 0 4.88 1 2 1 27.2 24 15 20 1.410
Totals 20 5 4.50 2 3 1 0 46.0 37 23 23 19 28 1.217 162 162 3.403 99 63 1473.0 1389 518 801 1.295

WS: OAK-NYM / ALCS: OAK-BAL / NLCS: NYM-CIN
 1972 NLCS /  1974 NLCS

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