The World Series matched the defending champions Oakland Athletics against the New York Mets; the A's won in seven games for their second of three consecutive World Series titles. The Mets won the National League East division by 1½ games over the St. Louis Cardinals, then defeated the Cincinnati Reds, three games to two, in the National League Championship versant.us: Oakland A's over Baltimore Orioles (3–2). Starting in , Major League Baseball printed the official World Series program that was sold in both stadiums. The Hall of Fame players in the World Series were Dick Williams (As Manager), Rollie Fingers, Catfish Hunter, Reggie Jackson, Yogi Berra (Manager), Willie Mays and Tom Seaver. New York Mets 1, Oakland Athletics 2. Game played on Saturday, October 13, at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum. World Series - Oakland Athletics over New York Mets () series statistics and schedule. versant.us: Topps # World Series - Game #1 Darold Knowles Oakland/New York Athletics/Mets (Baseball Card) Dean's Cards 8 - NM/MT Athletics/Mets: Collectibles & Fine ArtPrice: $ Future hall of famers in the World Series were Catfish Hunter (), Rollie Fingers (), Tom Seaver (), Willie Mays ), and Reggie Jackson ). Do . Directed by Harry Coyle. With Curt Gowdy, Monte Moore, Tony Kubek, Joe Garagiola.
In the ninth, Deron Johnson , batting for Blue Moon Odom , lifted a fly ball to center that Willie Mays lost in the sun and fell down while chasing. With some extra batting practice, A's pitcher Ken Holtzman would stroke a double that helped the A's to win Game 1 — and another double that helped them secure the deciding seventh game. New York Mets". Seaver p. After the A's came back from a deficit with two out in the ninth, New York regained the lead in the twelfth thanks to May's encore, but after A's Mike Andrews let John Milner's grounder skip through his legs for a two run error, the Mets charged forward for the victory.
New York: Walker Publishing Company. Casey Stengel. Stumbling through the summer in last place, the Mets got healthy and hot in September, ultimately winning the division with a mere 82 victories, marking the only time between and that neither their rival Philadelphia Phillies, nor the Pittsburgh Pirates , won the division. Parents Guide. Willie Mays would record the final hit of his career in Game 2.
World Series. With the designated hitter rule in effect for the first time in , American League pitchers did not bat during the regular season. Follow BaseballAlmanac. Retrieved September 13, Oakland Athletics Pitching. Despite the back-to-back triumph, Dick Williams remained bitter about his administration's interference in regards to Andrews and resigned as the A's manager shortly after the season concluded. The stars engaged regularly in conflicts with each other and with owner Charles O. In the first inning, the A's jumped on Koosman for two runs as the flyball adventures began. Go Ad-Free.