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New York Mets 2, Oakland Athletics 0

New York Mets 2, Oakland Athletics 0

Day

World Series Game Played on Thursday, October 18, 1973 (N) at Shea Stadium

OAK A    0  0  0    0  0  0    0  0  0  -   0  3  1
NY  N    0  1  0    0  0  1    0  0  x  -   2  7  1
BATTING
Oakland Athletics     AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Campaneris ss          3   0   1   0       1   1       0   4
Rudi lf                4   0   0   0       0   0       3   0
Bando 3b               3   0   1   0       1   0       1   1
Jackson cf             3   0   0   0       1   1       1   0
Tenace 1b              1   0   0   0       3   1       7   2
  Odom pr              0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Bourque 1b           0   0   0   0       0   0       1   1
Alou rf                4   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Fosse c                4   0   1   0       0   0       6   0
Green 2b               2   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
  Johnson ph           0   0   0   0       1   0       0   0
  Lewis pr             0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Kubiak 2b            1   0   0   0       0   1       2   2
Blue p                 2   0   0   0       0   2       2   1
  Knowles p            0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Mangual ph           1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Fingers p            0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Conigliaro ph        1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
Totals                29   0   3   0       7   7      24  11
FIELDING - 
E: Campaneris (1).
BATTING - 
2B: Fosse (1,off Koosman).
Team LOB: 9.
New York Mets         AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Garrett 3b             3   0   0   0       1   2       1   2
Millan 2b              4   0   0   0       0   0       2   1
Staub rf               3   0   1   0       1   0       0   0
Jones lf               4   1   2   0       0   0       2   0
Milner 1b              4   0   2   1       0   0       7   0
Grote c                3   1   1   0       0   0      10   0
Hahn cf                4   0   1   1       0   1       2   0
Harrelson ss           2   0   0   0       2   0       3   4
Koosman p              3   0   0   0       0   3       0   1
  McGraw p             1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                31   2   7   2       4   6      27   8
FIELDING - 
DP: 1.
E: Garrett (2).
BATTING - 
2B: Jones (2,off Blue).
3B: Hahn (1,off Blue).
SH: Grote (1,off Fingers).
IBB: Harrelson 2 (3,by Knowles,by Fingers).
Team LOB: 10.
PITCHING
Oakland Athletics     IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR
Blue L(0-1)            5.2   6   2   2   1   4   0
Knowles                0.1   0   0   0   1   1   0
Fingers                2     1   0   0   2   1   0
Totals                 8     7   2   2   4   6   0
New York Mets         IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR
Koosman W(1-0)         6.1   3   0   0   4   4   0
McGraw SV(1)           2.2   0   0   0   3   3   0
Totals                 9     3   0   0   7   7   0
WP: Blue (1).
IBB: Knowles (2,Harrelson); Fingers (1,Harrelson).
Umpires: Russ Goetz (AL), Harry Wendelstedt (NL), Marty Springstead (AL), Augie Donatelli (NL), Paul Pryor (NL), Jerry Neudecker (AL)
Time of Game: 2:39   Attendance: 54817
Starting Lineups:

   Oakland Athletics             New York Mets            
1. Campaneris          ss        Garrett             3b
2. Rudi                lf        Millan              2b
3. Bando               3b        Staub               rf
4. Jackson             cf        Jones               lf
5. Tenace              1b        Milner              1b
6. Alou                rf        Grote               c
7. Fosse               c         Hahn                cf
8. Green               2b        Harrelson           ss
9. Blue                p         Koosman             p

ATHLETICS 1ST: Campaneris grounded out (third to first); Rudi
grounded out (shortstop to first); Bando walked; Jackson struck
out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Athletics 0, Mets 0.

METS 1ST: Garrett struck out; Millan grounded out (first to
pitcher); Staub lined to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Athletics
0, Mets 0.

ATHLETICS 2ND: Tenace struck out; Alou grounded out (shortstop
to first); Fosse grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Athletics 0, Mets 0.

METS 2ND: Jones doubled to left; Milner singled to right [Jones
scored]; Grote made an out to center; Hahn forced Milner
(shortstop to second); Harrelson made an out to left; 1 R, 2 H,
0 E, 1 LOB.  Athletics 0, Mets 1.

ATHLETICS 3RD: Green made an out to center; Blue struck out;
Campaneris singled to center; Campaneris was picked off first
(pitcher to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Athletics 0, Mets 1.

METS 3RD: Koosman struck out; Garrett was called out on strikes;
Millan grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Athletics 0, Mets 1.

ATHLETICS 4TH: Rudi popped to second; Bando singled to left;
Jackson grounded into a double play (second to shortstop to
first) [Bando out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Athletics
0, Mets 1.

METS 4TH: Staub singled to left; Jones singled to center [Staub
to second]; Milner forced Staub (pitcher to third) [Jones to
second]; Grote popped to first in foul territory; Hahn reached
on an error by Campaneris [Jones to third, Milner to second,
Hahn to first]; Harrelson popped to first; 0 R, 2 H, 1 E, 3 LOB.
 Athletics 0, Mets 1.

ATHLETICS 5TH: Tenace walked; Alou popped to catcher in foul
territory; Fosse popped to second; Green made an out to center;
0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Athletics 0, Mets 1.

METS 5TH: Koosman struck out; Garrett walked; Blue threw a wild
pitch [Garrett to second]; Millan grounded out (first
unassisted) [Garrett to third]; Staub grounded out (shortstop to
first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Athletics 0, Mets 1.

ATHLETICS 6TH: Blue struck out; Campaneris walked; Rudi popped
to catcher in foul territory; Bando reached on an error by
Garrett [Campaneris to second, Bando to first]; Jackson forced
Bando (shortstop unassisted); 0 R, 0 H, 1 E, 2 LOB.  Athletics
0, Mets 1.

METS 6TH: Jones flied to left; Milner grounded out (first to
pitcher); Grote singled to left; Hahn tripled [Grote scored];
KNOWLES REPLACED BLUE (PITCHING); Harrelson was walked
intentionally; Koosman struck out; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. 
Athletics 0, Mets 2.

ATHLETICS 7TH: Tenace walked; Alou popped to catcher in foul
territory; Fosse doubled to left [Tenace to third]; MCGRAW
REPLACED KOOSMAN (PITCHING); JOHNSON BATTED FOR GREEN; Johnson
walked; LEWIS RAN FOR JOHNSON; MANGUAL BATTED FOR KNOWLES;
Mangual popped to shortstop; Campaneris was called out on
strikes; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 3 LOB.  Athletics 0, Mets 2.

METS 7TH: KUBIAK REPLACED LEWIS (PLAYING 2B); FINGERS REPLACED
MANGUAL (PITCHING); Garrett grounded out (second to first);
Millan grounded out (third to first); Staub walked; Jones forced
Staub (shortstop to second); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Athletics 0,
Mets 2.

ATHLETICS 8TH: Rudi grounded out (third to first); Bando made an
out to left; Jackson walked; Tenace walked [Jackson to second];
ODOM RAN FOR TENACE; Alou lined to third; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. 
Athletics 0, Mets 2.

METS 8TH: BOURQUE REPLACED ODOM (PLAYING 1B); Milner singled to
center; Grote out on a sacrifice bunt (first to second) [Milner
to second]; Hahn struck out; Harrelson was walked intentionally;
McGraw grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. 
Athletics 0, Mets 2.

ATHLETICS 9TH: Fosse lined to left; Kubiak was called out on
strikes; CONIGLIARO BATTED FOR FINGERS; Conigliaro was called
out on strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Athletics 0, Mets 2.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Athletics        0   3   1    9
 Mets             2   7   1   10

References

Total Baseball: The Ultimate Baseball Encyclopedia by John Thorn, et al.
2006 ESPN Baseball Encyclopedia by Gary Gillette (Editor), Pete Palmer (Editor).

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