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1972 American League Championship SeriesDetroit Tigers vs Oakland Athletics
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Norm Cash played for DET in this series.
From here, you can see all games for this Playoff Series along with game capsules and player statistics. Click the Boxscore link to see a detailed newspaper-style boxscore or click the PBP to see an at-bat by at-bat play by play.

Series ResultOakland Athletics defeated Detroit Tigers 3 games to 2
Most Valuable Player of Series

Detroit Tigers ManagerBilly Martin
Oakland Athletics ManagerDick Williams

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Games -- Batting Stats -- Pitching Stats


Game #1 - Saturday October 7,1972

Oakland Athletics 3   Detroit Tigers 2

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WP:   Rollie Fingers
LP:   Mickey Lolich
SV:   (none)
HR:   Al Kaline, Norm Cash

Game #2 - Sunday October 8,1972

Oakland Athletics 5   Detroit Tigers 0

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WP:   Blue Moon Odom
LP:   Woodie Fryman
SV:   (none)

Game #3 - Tuesday October 10,1972

Detroit Tigers 3   Oakland Athletics 0

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WP:   Joe Coleman
LP:   Ken Holtzman
SV:   (none)
HR:   Bill Freehan

Game #4 - Wednesday October 11,1972

Detroit Tigers 4   Oakland Athletics 3

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WP:   John Hiller
LP:   Joe Horlen
SV:   (none)
HR:   Dick McAuliffe, Mike Epstein

Game #5 - Thursday October 12,1972

Oakland Athletics 2   Detroit Tigers 1

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Batting Stats

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Player NamePOsAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
Dick McAuliffe2B-SS32520340011001400000.200.238.350.5887121.200.150.2004.7619.054.004.7620.0025.00
Al KalineOF37519350011002200000.263.333.421.7548121.250.158.2639.529.521.004.7619.0020.00
Aurelio Rodriguez3B24516000000002200000.000.111.000.1110018.000.000.12511.1111.111.000.000.000.00
Tony Taylor2B-3B36415022000000200000.133.133.267.4004215.154.134.1330.0013.330.000.000.00100.00
Norm Cash1B37515140012002300000.267.353.467.8207117.273.200.33311.7617.651.505.8815.0025.00
Jim NorthrupOF32514050001002300000.357.438.357.7955016.455.000.14312.5018.751.500.000.000.00
Duke SimsC31414032100001200000.214.267.500.7677315.250.286.3576.6713.332.000.000.00100.00
Bill FreehanC30312231013000100000.250.250.583.8337212.200.333.3330.008.330.008.3312.0066.67
Willie HortonOF29510010000001300000.100.182.100.2821011.143.000.1009.0927.273.000.000.000.00
Mickey LolichP3127000000000200000.000.000.000.000007.000.000.0000.0028.570.000.000.000.00
Mickey StanleyOF2946020000000000000.333.333.333.666206.333.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00
Ed BrinkmanSS3014011000000000000.250.250.500.750214.250.250.2500.000.000.000.000.00100.00
Woodie FrymanP3223000000000000000.000.000.000.000003.000.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00
Joe ColemanP2512010000001000000.500.667.5001.167103.500.000.50033.330.000.000.000.000.00
Ike Brown2B-1B3012010002000100000.500.500.5001.0001021.000.000.0000.0050.000.000.000.000.00
Gates BrownOF3332100000001000000.000.333.000.333003.000.000.50033.330.000.000.000.000.00
Tom HallerC3511000000000000000.000.000.000.000001.000.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00
Player NamePOsAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
Matty AlouOF33521284002100200000.381.381.571.95212421.421.190.2380.009.520.000.000.0050.00
Sal Bando3B28520040000000300000.200.200.200.4004020.235.000.0000.0015.000.000.000.000.00
Joe RudiOF-1B25520151002001400000.250.286.300.5866121.313.050.1004.7619.054.000.000.0020.00
Reggie JacksonOF26518151002201600000.278.316.333.6496119.417.055.2225.2631.586.000.000.0020.00
Gene TenaceC-1B25517110001003500000.059.200.059.2591020.083.000.17615.0025.001.670.000.000.00
Mike Epstein1B29516130011104500000.188.350.375.7256120.200.187.50020.0025.001.255.0016.0033.33
Dal MaxvillSS-2B3358010000101200000.125.222.125.347109.167.000.25011.1122.222.000.000.000.00
Dick Green2B3158011000000000000.125.125.250.375218.125.125.1250.000.000.000.000.00100.00
George HendrickOF2257210000000100000.143.143.143.286107.167.000.0000.0014.290.000.000.000.00
Bert CampanerisSS3027330000201000000.429.500.429.929308.429.000.42912.500.000.000.000.000.00
Catfish HunterP2626010000000200000.167.167.167.334106.250.000.0000.0033.330.000.000.000.00
Blue Moon OdomP2734011000000100000.250.250.500.750214.333.250.2500.0025.000.000.000.00100.00
Ted Kubiak2B-SS3044020001000000000.500.500.5001.000204.500.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00
Gonzalo Marquez1B2633120001000000000.667.667.6671.334203.667.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00
Angel MangualOF2533000000000100000.000.000.000.000003.000.000.0000.0033.330.000.000.000.00
Dave DuncanC2622000000001100000.000.333.000.333003.000.000.50033.3333.331.000.000.000.00
Vida BlueP2241000000000000000.000.000.000.000001.000.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00
Tim Cullen2B-SS3021000000000000000.000.000.000.000001.000.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00
Rollie FingersP2531000000000000000.000.000.000.000001.000.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00
Don Mincher1B3411000000000100000.000.000.000.000001.000.000.0000.00100.000.000.000.000.00
Mike Hegan1B-OF2931100000000000000.000.000.000.000001.000.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00
Ken HoltzmanP2611000000000100000.000.000.000.000001.000.000.0000.00100.000.000.000.000.00

Pitching Stats

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Player NameAgeWLERAGGSGRCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K-BBRA9WPct
Mickey Lolich011.4220019.014351001.006.630.002.374.742.000.00.00031
Woodie Fryman023.6520012.11152801.078.030.001.465.844.000.00.00032
Joe Coleman100.001109.07031401.117.000.003.0014.004.670.001.00025
John Hiller100.003003.1101100.652.700.002.702.701.000.001.00029
Chuck Seelbach0018.002001.0420004.0036.000.000.000.0000.00.00024
Lerrin LaGrow000.001001.0000100.000.000.000.009.0000.00.00023
Fred Scherman000.001000.2100105.0013.500.000.0013.5000.00.00027
Chris Zachary00null1000.001100----------0.00null.00028
Player NameAgeWLERAGGSGRCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K-BBRA9WPct
Catfish Hunter001.1720015.11025900.995.870.002.935.281.800.00.00026
Blue Moon Odom200.0021014.0502500.503.210.001.293.212.500.001.00027
Rollie Fingers101.693005.1411300.986.750.001.695.063.000.001.00025
Vida Blue000.004015.1401500.986.750.001.698.445.000.00.00022
Ken Holtzman014.501004.0422201.509.000.004.504.501.000.00.00026
Bob Locker0013.502002.0430102.0018.000.000.004.5000.00.00034
Joe Horlen01null1000.001100----------0.00null.00034
Dave Hamilton00null1000.010100----------0.00null.00024