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Cincinnati Reds 1, Oakland Athletics 0

Cincinnati Reds 1, Oakland Athletics 0

Day

World Series Game Played on Wednesday, October 18, 1972 (N) at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum

CIN N    0  0  0    0  0  0    1  0  0  -   1  4  2
OAK A    0  0  0    0  0  0    0  0  0  -   0  3  2
BATTING
Cincinnati Reds       AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Rose lf                3   0   0   0       1   2       0   0
Morgan 2b              3   0   0   0       1   1       3   3
Tolan cf               4   0   1   0       0   1       3   0
Bench c                4   0   0   0       0   3       7   1
Perez 1b               3   1   1   0       1   1      11   0
Menke 3b               2   0   1   0       1   0       0   3
Geronimo rf            4   0   1   1       0   1       0   0
Chaney ss              4   0   0   0       0   2       3   6
Billingham p           4   0   0   0       0   3       0   1
  Carroll p            0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
Totals                31   1   4   1       4  14      27  15
FIELDING - 
DP: 1.
E: Morgan (1), Bench (1).
BATTING - 
SH: Menke (1,off Odom).
IBB: Perez (1,by Fingers).
Team LOB: 8.
BASERUNNING - 
SB: Rose (1,2nd base off Odom/Tenace); Geronimo (1,2nd base off Odom/Tenace);
Tolan (1,2nd base off Fingers/Tenace).
Oakland Athletics     AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Campaneris ss          3   0   0   0       1   1       0   0
Alou rf                3   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Rudi lf                4   0   1   0       0   1       1   0
Epstein 1b             2   0   0   0       2   0       8   0
Bando 3b               4   0   0   0       0   1       1   1
Hendrick cf            4   0   0   0       0   1       1   0
Tenace c               3   0   0   0       0   1      14   0
Green 2b               2   0   1   0       0   0       0   3
  Marquez ph           1   0   1   0       0   0       0   0
  Lewis pr             0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Kubiak 2b            0   0   0   0       0   0       2   0
Odom p                 2   0   0   0       0   2       0   3
  Hegan ph             1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Blue p               0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Fingers p            0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                29   0   3   0       3   7      27   7
FIELDING - 
E: Epstein (2), Tenace (1).
BATTING - 
SH: Alou (1,off Billingham).
IBB: Epstein (1,by Billingham).
Team LOB: 6.
PITCHING
Cincinnati Reds       IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR
Billingham W(1-0)      8     3   0   0   3   7   0
Carroll SV(1)          1     0   0   0   0   0   0
Totals                 9     3   0   0   3   7   0
Oakland Athletics     IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR
Odom L(0-1)            7     3   1   1   2  11   0
Blue                   0.1   1   0   0   1   0   0
Fingers                1.2   0   0   0   1   3   0
Totals                 9     4   1   1   4  14   0
IBB: Billingham (1,Epstein); Fingers (1,Perez).
Umpires: Mel Steiner (NL), Frank Umont (AL), Bob Engel (NL), Bill Haller (AL), Jim Honochick (AL), Chris Pelekoudas (NL)
Time of Game: 2:24   Attendance: 49410
Starting Lineups:

   Cincinnati Reds               Oakland Athletics        
1. Rose                lf        Campaneris          ss
2. Morgan              2b        Alou                rf
3. Tolan               cf        Rudi                lf
4. Bench               c         Epstein             1b
5. Perez               1b        Bando               3b
6. Menke               3b        Hendrick            cf
7. Geronimo            rf        Tenace              c
8. Chaney              ss        Green               2b
9. Billingham          p         Odom                p

REDS 1ST: Rose was called out on strikes; Morgan struck out;
Tolan grounded out (pitcher to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Reds 0, Athletics 0.

ATHLETICS 1ST: Campaneris struck out; Alou grounded out
(shortstop to first); Rudi was called out on strikes; 0 R, 0 H,
0 E, 0 LOB.  Reds 0, Athletics 0.

REDS 2ND: Bench grounded out (third to first); Perez flied to
left; Menke singled to left; Geronimo grounded out (second to
first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Reds 0, Athletics 0.

ATHLETICS 2ND: Epstein walked; Bando forced Epstein (pitcher to
shortstop); Hendrick popped to second; Tenace forced Bando
(shortstop to second); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Reds 0, Athletics
0.

REDS 3RD: Chaney struck out; Billingham grounded out (pitcher to
first); Rose walked; Rose stole second [Rose to third (error by
Tenace)]; Morgan grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 1 E,
1 LOB.  Reds 0, Athletics 0.

ATHLETICS 3RD: Green grounded out (catcher to first); Odom
struck out; Campaneris grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Reds 0, Athletics 0.

REDS 4TH: Tolan grounded out (second to first); Bench was called
out on strikes; Perez struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Reds 0,
Athletics 0.

ATHLETICS 4TH: Alou flied to center; Rudi singled; Epstein
forced Rudi (second to shortstop); Bando was called out on
strikes; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Reds 0, Athletics 0.

REDS 5TH: Menke walked; Geronimo reached on an error by Epstein
[Menke to third, Geronimo to first]; Chaney struck out;
Billingham struck out; Geronimo stole second; Rose was called
out on strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 1 E, 2 LOB.  Reds 0, Athletics 0.

ATHLETICS 5TH: Hendrick was called out on strikes; Tenace was
called out on strikes; Green singled to third; Odom struck out;
0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Reds 0, Athletics 0.

REDS 6TH: Morgan popped to third in foul territory; Tolan struck
out; Bench was called out on strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Reds 0, Athletics 0.

ATHLETICS 6TH: Campaneris walked; Alou reached on an error on a
sacrifice bunt by Bench [Campaneris to third (error by Morgan),
Alou to first]; Rudi grounded out (third to first) [Alou to
second]; Epstein was walked intentionally; Bando grounded into a
double play (second to shortstop to first) [Epstein out at
second]; 0 R, 0 H, 2 E, 2 LOB.  Reds 0, Athletics 0.

REDS 7TH: Perez singled to left; Menke out on a sacrifice bunt
(pitcher to first) [Perez to second]; Geronimo singled to center
[Perez scored]; Chaney lined to center; Billingham struck out; 1
R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Reds 1, Athletics 0.

ATHLETICS 7TH: Hendrick flied to center; Tenace grounded out
(shortstop to first); MARQUEZ BATTED FOR GREEN; Marquez singled;
LEWIS RAN FOR MARQUEZ; HEGAN BATTED FOR ODOM; Hegan lined to
center; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Reds 1, Athletics 0.

REDS 8TH: KUBIAK REPLACED LEWIS (PLAYING 2B); BLUE REPLACED
HEGAN (PITCHING); Rose lined to second; Morgan walked; Tolan
singled to center [Morgan to third]; FINGERS REPLACED BLUE
(PITCHING); Tolan stole second; Bench was called out on strikes;
Perez was walked intentionally; Menke popped to second; 0 R, 1
H, 0 E, 3 LOB.  Reds 1, Athletics 0.

ATHLETICS 8TH: Campaneris grounded out (third to first); Alou
grounded out (shortstop to first); Rudi grounded out (third to
first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Reds 1, Athletics 0.

REDS 9TH: Geronimo struck out; Chaney grounded out (first
unassisted); Billingham was called out on strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Reds 1, Athletics 0.

ATHLETICS 9TH: CARROLL REPLACED BILLINGHAM (PITCHING); Epstein
grounded out (second to first); Bando lined to second; Hendrick
grounded out (pitcher to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Reds 1,
Athletics 0.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Reds             1   4   2    8
 Athletics        0   3   2    6

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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