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The 1972 World Series matched the Oakland Athletics against the Cincinnati Reds, with the Athletics winning the Series in seven games.

Manager: Dick Williams (Oakland), Sparky Anderson (Cincinnati)

Umpires: Chris Pelekoudas (NL), Jim Honochick (AL), Mel Steiner (NL), Frank Umont (AL), Bob Engel (NL), Bill Haller (AL)

Series MVP: Gene Tenace (Oakland)

Television: NBC (Curt Gowdy, Tony Kubek, Monte Moore and Al Michaels announcing)


Game 1

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 - Holtzman
	       LP - Nolan
             SAVE - Blue

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

  ATTENDANCE: 52,918

Game 2

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 - Hunter
	       LP - Grimsley
             SAVE - Fingers

   HOME RUNS: OAK - Rudi
              CIN - none

  ATTENDANCE: 53,224

Game 3

October 18, 1972 at Oakland 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 - Billingham
	       LP - Odom
             SAVE - Carroll

   HOME RUNS: CIN - none
              OAK - none

  ATTENDANCE: 49,410

Game 4

October 19, 1972 at Oakland 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 - Fingers
	       LP - Carroll
             SAVE - none

   HOME RUNS: CIN - none
              OAK - Tenance

  ATTENDANCE: 49,410

Game 5

October 20, 1972 at Oakland 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 - Grimsley
	       LP - Fingers
             SAVE - Billingham

   HOME RUNS: CIN - Rose, Menke
              OAK - Tenace

  ATTENDANCE: 49,410

Game 6

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 - Grimsley
	       LP - Blue
             SAVE - Hall

   HOME RUNS: OAK - none
              CIN - Bench

  ATTENDANCE: 52,737

Game 7

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 - Hunter
	       LP - Borbon
             SAVE - Fingers

   HOME RUNS: OAK - none
              CIN - none

  ATTENDANCE: 56,040

Trivia

  • This was Oakland's first trip to the World Series and the first for the Athletics franchise since 1931.
  • This was also Al Michaels' first World Series. He would not call a World Series again until 1979, after he had become a sportscaster for ABC.

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