1974 World Series

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1974 World Series Program


The 1974 World Series matched the two-time defending champion Oakland Athletics against the Los Angeles Dodgers with the A’s winning the Series in five games.

Rollie Fingers figured in all four Oakland victories, posting a win and three saves, and was honored as the Series MVP. Oakland became the first team to win three consecutive Series since the New York Yankees won five in a row between 1949 and 1953; the win secured the A's status as one of the truly dominant teams of the 1970s. (The other "team of the decade," the Cincinnati Reds, would check in with consecutive Series victories in 1975 and 1976.)

The 1974 Fall Classic was the first all-California World Series. The two franchises would meet again 14 years later.

The Los Angeles Dodgers won the National League West division by four games over the Cincinnati Reds then defeated the Pittsburgh Pirates, three games to one, in the National League Championship Series. The Oakland Athletics won the American League West division by five games over the Texas Rangers, then defeated the Baltimore Orioles, three games to one, in the American League Championship Series.

The Oakland A's, dynasty or not, had become something of a running joke in the American League, consistently matching their on-field heroics with locker-room meltdowns and intra-squad theatrics. After yet another banner year (Catfish Hunter won 25 games, Reggie Jackson knocked in 105 runs, and Billy North stole 54 bases), the team seemed to be winning more attention for its dysfunctional communication patterns than for its superior lineup. Hunter was threatening to file for free agency in 1975 if owner Charles O. Finley didn't come through with back pay Hunter claimed he had coming. Traumatized former second baseman Mike Andrews was considering legal action for the shabby treatment he received in the previous year's World Series. Teammates Rollie Fingers and Blue Moon Odom had gotten into a fistfight. And the Series-winning manager of the previous year, Dick Williams was long gone, having had one personality clash too many with the A's front office. Despite all the melodrama, or perhaps because of it, the Athletics won the A.L. pennant for the third straight year, dispatching the Baltimore Orioles in a four-game ALCS.

The businesslike Los Angeles Dodgers, for their part, looked downright corporate, and seemed, to many, to be the better team. On paper, at least, they were. L.A. won 102 games, boasted the best team ERA in the National League, and led their league in runs scored. Steve Garvey hit .312, Jimmy Wynn knocked in 108 runs, Bill Buckner hit .314 in one of the best years of his career, Davey Lopes stole 59 bases, Andy Messersmith won 20 games, and Don Sutton won 19. It was all very brisk and efficient—Big (Dodger) Blue, with the unflappable, perennially studious Walt Alston, in his twenty-first year as manager of the club, holding everything together. Unlike the Oakland squad, nobody in the Dodger clubhouse appeared to need therapy to work out any simmering interpersonal issues. The Series promised, at the very least, to be a memorable conflict of worldviews.

The Hall of Fame players in the 1974 World Series were Walter Alston(As Manager), Don Sutton, Rollie Fingers, Catfish Hunter and Reggie Jackson.


1974 World Series-Game 1

Date Oct. 12th, 1974
Location Dodger Stadium
Attendance 55,974

1974 World Series Game 1-Line Score

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Oakland 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 3 6 2
Los Angeles 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 2 11 1

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1974 World Series Game 1-Box Score

Oakland Athletics 3, Los Angeles Dodgers 2

Oakland Athletics Los Angeles Dodgers
Player ab r h rbi Player ab r h rbi
Campaneris ss 2 1 1 1 Lopes 2b 5 1 0 0
North cf 2 0 0 0 Buckner lf 5 0 2 0
Bando 3b 4 0 0 0 Wynn cf 4 1 1 1
Jackson rf 3 1 1 1 Garvey 1b 5 0 2 0
Washington rf 0 0 0 0 Paciorek pr 0 0 0 0
Rudi lf 4 0 2 0 Ferguson rf,c 3 0 0 0
Tenace 1b 3 0 1 0 Cey 3b 3 0 1 0
Fosse c 3 0 0 0 Russell ss 4 0 1 0
Green 2b 3 0 0 0 Yeager c 3 0 1 0
Holt ph 1 0 0 0 Crawford ph,rf 1 0 1 0
Maxvill 2b 0 0 0 0 Messersmith p 3 0 2 0
Holtzman p 1 1 1 0 Joshua ph 1 0 0 0
Fingers p 2 0 0 0 Marshall p 0 0 0 0
Hunter p 0 0 0 0 - - - - -
Total 28 3 6 2 Total 37 2 11 1
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Oakland 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 3 6 2
Los Angeles 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 2 11 1
Oakland Athletics IP H R ER BB SO
Holtzman 4.1 7 1 0 2 3
Fingers W(1-0) 4.1 4 1 1 1 3
Hunter SV(1) 0.1 0 0 0 0 1
Total 9.0 11 2 1 3 7
Los Angeles Dodgers IP H R ER BB SO
Messersmith L(0-1) 8.0 5 3 2 3 8
Marshall 1.0 1 0 0 1 1
Total 9.0 6 3 2 4 9

E–Campaneris (1), Jackson (1), Cey (1). DP–Oakland 1, Los Angeles 1. 2B–Oakland Holtzman (1,off Messersmith). HR–Oakland Jackson (1,2nd inning off Messersmith 0 on, 0 out), Los Angeles Wynn (1,9th inning off Fingers 0 on, 2 out). SH–Campaneris 2 (2,off Messersmith 2); North (1,off Messersmith); Tenace (1,off Marshall). HBP–Ferguson (1,by Fingers). CS–North (1,2nd base by Messersmith/Yeager). WP–Messersmith (1). HBP–Fingers (1,Ferguson). U–Tom Gorman (NL), Bill Kunkel (AL), Doug Harvey (NL), Don Denkinger (AL), Ron Luciano (AL), Andy Olsen (NL). T–2:43. A–55,974.


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1974 World Series-Game 2

Date Oct. 13th, 1974
Location Dodger Stadium
Attendance 55,989

1974 World Series Game 2-Line Score

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Oakland 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 6 0
Los Angeles 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 x 3 6 1

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1974 World Series Game 2-Box Score

Oakland Athletics 2, Los Angeles Dodgers 3

Oakland Athletics Los Angeles Dodgers
Player ab r h rbi Player ab r h rbi
Campaneris ss 4 0 1 0 Lopes 2b 4 0 0 0
North cf 4 0 0 0 Buckner lf 4 0 0 0
Haney c 0 0 0 0 Wynn cf 3 0 0 0
Bando 3b 3 1 0 0 Garvey 1b 4 1 2 0
Jackson rf 3 1 2 0 Ferguson rf 3 1 1 2
Rudi lf 4 0 1 2 Cey 3b 3 1 0 0
Washington H. pr 0 0 0 0 Russell ss 3 0 1 0
Tenace 1b 3 0 0 0 Yeager c 3 0 2 1
Fosse c 2 0 0 0 Sutton p 2 0 0 0
Alou ph 1 0 0 0 Marshall p 0 0 0 0
Odom p 0 0 0 0 - - - - -
Mangual ph 1 0 0 0 - - - - -
Green 2b 2 0 0 0 - - - - -
Holt ph 1 0 1 0 - - - - -
Maxvill pr,2b 0 0 0 0 - - - - -
Blue p 2 0 0 0 - - - - -
Washington C. ph,cf 1 0 1 0 - - - - -
Total 31 2 6 2 Total 29 3 6 3
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Oakland 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 6 0
Los Angeles 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 x 3 6 1
Oakland Athletics IP H R ER BB SO
Blue L(0-1) 7.0 6 3 3 2 5
Odom 1.0 0 0 0 1 2
Total 8.0 6 3 3 3 7
Los Angeles Dodgers IP H R ER BB SO
Sutton W(1-0) 8.0 5 2 2 2 9
Marshall SV(1) 1.0 1 0 0 0 2
Total 9.0 6 2 2 2 11

E–Russell (1). DP–Los Angeles 2. 2B–Oakland Campaneris (1,off Sutton); Jackson (1,off Sutton). HR–Los Angeles Ferguson (1,6th inning off Blue 1 on, 1 out). HBP–Bando (1,by Sutton). SH–Sutton (1,off Blue). SB–Ferguson (1,2nd base off Odom/Haney). WP–Sutton (1). HBP–Sutton (1,Bando). U–Bill Kunkel (AL), Doug Harvey (NL), Don Denkinger (AL), Andy Olsen (NL), Tom Gorman (NL), Ron Luciano (AL). T–2:40. A–55,989.


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1974 World Series-Game 3

Date Oct. 15th, 1974
Location Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum
Attendance 49,347

1974 World Series Game 3-Line Score

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Los Angeles 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 7 2
Oakland 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 x 3 5 2

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1974 World Series Game 3-Box Score

Los Angeles Dodgers 2, Oakland Athletics 3

Los Angeles Dodgers Oakland Athletics
Player ab r h rbi Player ab r h rbi
Lopes 2b 3 0 2 0 North cf 4 1 1 0
Buckner lf 4 1 1 1 Campaneris ss 4 0 2 1
Wynn cf 4 0 1 0 Bando 3b 3 1 0 0
Garvey 1b 4 0 1 0 Jackson rf 3 0 0 0
Crawford rf 4 1 1 1 Washington C. rf 0 0 0 0
Ferguson c 3 0 0 0 Rudi lf 4 0 1 1
Auerbach pr 0 0 0 0 Tenace 1b 2 0 1 0
Cey 3b 4 0 0 0 Washington H. pr 0 0 0 0
Russell ss 4 0 1 0 Holt 1b 0 0 0 0
Downing p 1 0 0 0 Fosse c 4 0 0 0
Brewer p 0 0 0 0 Green 2b 3 1 0 0
Lacy ph 1 0 0 0 Hunter p 2 0 0 0
Hough p 0 0 0 0 Fingers p 0 0 0 0
Joshua ph 1 0 0 0 - - - - -
Marshall p 0 0 0 0 - - - - -
Total 33 2 7 2 Total 29 3 5 2
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Los Angeles 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 7 2
Oakland 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 x 3 5 2
Los Angeles Dodgers IP H R ER BB SO
Downing L(0-1) 3.2 4 3 1 4 3
Brewer 0.1 0 0 0 0 1
Hough 2.0 0 0 0 1 4
Marshall 2.0 1 0 0 0 1
Total 8.0 5 3 1 5 9
Oakland Athletics IP H R ER BB SO
Hunter W(1-0) 7.1 5 1 1 2 4
Fingers SV(1) 1.2 2 1 1 0 1
Total 9.0 7 2 2 2 5

E–Ferguson 2 (2), Campaneris (2), Green (1). DP–Oakland 3. 2B–Oakland Campaneris (2,off Downing). HR–Los Angeles Buckner (1,8th inning off Hunter 0 on, 1 out); Crawford (1,9th inning off Fingers 0 on, 0 out). SH–Hunter (1,off Downing). SB–Lopes 2 (2,2nd base off Hunter/Fosse,3rd base off Hunter/Fosse); Jackson (1,2nd base off Hough/Ferguson). WP–Hough (1). U–Doug Harvey (NL), Don Denkinger (AL), Andy Olsen (NL), Ron Luciano (AL), Bill Kunkel (AL), Tom Gorman (NL). T–2:35. A–49,347.


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1974 World Series-Game 4

Date Oct. 16th, 1974
Location Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum
Attendance 49,347

1974 World Series Game 4-Line Score

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Los Angeles 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 7 1
Oakland 0 0 1 0 0 4 0 0 x 5 7 0

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1974 World Series Game 4-Box Score

Los Angeles Dodgers 2, Oakland Athletics 5

Los Angeles Dodgers Oakland Athletics
Player ab r h rbi Player ab r h rbi
Lopes 2b 4 0 0 0 Campaneris ss 3 0 0 0
Buckner lf 4 0 1 0 North cf 3 1 0 0
Wynn cf 3 0 1 0 Bando 3b 3 1 1 1
Garvey 1b 4 1 2 0 Jackson rf 3 1 1 0
Ferguson rf 3 1 0 0 Rudi 1b,lf 3 0 0 0
Cey 3b 4 0 1 0 Washington C. lf 3 1 2 0
Russell ss 4 0 1 2 Tenace 1b 0 0 0 0
Yeager c 3 0 1 0 Fosse c 2 0 1 0
Joshua ph 1 0 0 0 Holt ph 1 0 1 2
Messersmith p 1 0 0 0 Washington H. pr 0 0 0 0
Paciorek ph 1 0 0 0 Haney c 0 0 0 0
Marshall p 0 0 0 0 Green 2b 2 0 0 1
- - - - - Holtzman p 3 1 1 1
- - - - - Fingers p 0 0 0 0
Total 32 2 7 2 Total 26 5 7 5
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Los Angeles 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 7 1
Oakland 0 0 1 0 0 4 0 0 x 5 7 0
Los Angeles Dodgers IP H R ER BB SO
Messersmith L(0-2) 6.0 6 5 5 4 4
Marshall 2.0 1 0 0 0 2
Total 8.0 7 5 5 4 6
Oakland Athletics IP H R ER BB SO
Holtzman W(1-0) 7.2 6 2 2 2 7
Fingers SV(2) 1.1 1 0 0 0 2
Total 9.0 7 2 2 2 9

E–Messersmith (1). DP–Los Angeles 2, Oakland 1. 2B–Los Angeles Buckner (1,off Holtzman); Yeager (1,off Holtzman); Wynn (1,off Holtzman). 3B–Los Angeles Russell (1,off Holtzman). HR–Oakland Holtzman (1,3rd inning off Messersmith 0 on, 1 out). SH–Messersmith (1,off Holtzman); Green (1,off Messersmith); Rudi (1,off Messersmith). HBP–Campaneris (1,by Messersmith). IBB–C Washington (1,by Messersmith). CS–Campaneris (1,2nd base by Messersmith/Yeager). WP–Holtzman (1). HBP–Messersmith (1,Campaneris). IBB–Messersmith (1,C Washington). U–Don Denkinger (AL), Andy Olsen (NL), Ron Luciano (AL), Tom Gorman (NL), Doug Harvey (NL), Bill Kunkel (AL). T–2:17. A–49,347.


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1974 World Series-Game 5

Date Oct. 17th, 1974
Location Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum
Attendance 49,347

1974 World Series Game 5-Line Score

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Los Angeles 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 5 1
Oakland 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 x 3 6 1

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1974 World Series Game 5-Box Score

Los Angeles Dodgers 2, Oakland Athletics 3

Los Angeles Dodgers Oakland Athletics
Player ab r h rbi Player ab r h rbi
Lopes 2b 2 1 0 0 Campaneris ss 4 0 2 0
Buckner lf 3 0 1 0 North cf 4 1 0 0
Wynn cf 2 0 0 1 Bando 3b 3 0 0 1
Garvey 1b 4 0 1 1 Jackson rf 2 0 0 0
Ferguson rf 4 0 1 0 Rudi 1b,lf 3 1 2 1
Cey 3b 3 0 1 0 Washington C. lf 3 0 1 0
Russell ss 3 0 0 0 Fingers p 0 0 0 0
Crawford ph 1 0 0 0 Fosse c 3 1 1 1
Yeager c 2 0 0 0 Green 2b 3 0 0 0
Joshua ph 1 0 0 0 Blue p 2 0 0 0
Sutton p 1 0 0 0 Odom p 0 0 0 0
Paciorek ph 1 1 1 0 Tenace 1b 1 0 0 0
Marshall p 0 0 0 0 - - - - -
Total 27 2 5 2 Total 28 3 6 3
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Los Angeles 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 5 1
Oakland 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 x 3 6 1
Los Angeles Dodgers IP H R ER BB SO
Sutton 5.0 4 2 2 1 3
Marshall L(0-1) 3.0 2 1 1 0 4
Total 8.0 6 3 3 1 7
Oakland Athletics IP H R ER BB SO
Blue 6.2 4 2 2 5 4
Odom 0.1 0 0 0 0 0
Fingers SV(3) 2.0 1 0 0 1 0
Total 9.0 5 2 2 6 4

E–Yeager (1), North (1). DP–Oakland 1. 2B–Los Angeles Paciorek (1,off Blue). HR–Oakland Fosse (1,2nd inning off Sutton 0 on, 0 out); Rudi (1,7th inning off Marshall 0 on, 0 out). SH–Buckner (1,off Blue). SF–Wynn (1,off Blue); Bando (1,off Sutton). CS–Lopes (1,2nd base by Blue/Fosse); C Washington (1,2nd base by Sutton/Yeager). SB–North (1,2nd base off Sutton/Yeager); Campaneris (1,2nd base off Marshall/Yeager). U–Andy Olsen (NL), Ron Luciano (AL), Tom Gorman (NL), Bill Kunkel (AL), Don Denkinger (AL), Doug Harvey (NL). T–2:23. A–49,347.


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Los Angeles Dodgers Team Hitting Stats

Players Name Pos GM AB H 2B 3B HR R RBI Avg BB SO SB
Rick Auerbach pr 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0
Jim Brewer p 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0
Bill Buckner of 4 20 4 1 0 1 1 1 .250 0 1 0
Ron Cey 3b 4 17 3 0 0 0 1 0 .176 3 3 0
Willie Crawford of 3 6 2 0 0 1 1 1 .333 0 0 0
Al Downing p 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0
Joe Ferguson of,c 5 16 2 0 0 1 2 2 .125 4 6 1
Steve Garvey 1b 5 21 8 0 0 0 2 1 .381 0 3 0
Charlie Hough p 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0
Von Joshua ph 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0
Lee Lacy ph 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 1 0
Davey Lopes 2b 5 18 2 0 0 0 2 0 .111 3 4 2
Mike Marshall p 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 1 0 0
Andy Messersmith p 2 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 .500 0 2 0
Tom Paciorek ph 3 2 1 1 0 0 1 0 .500 0 0 0
Bill Russell ss 5 18 4 0 1 0 0 2 .222 0 2 0
Don Sutton p 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 2 0
Jimmy Wynn of 5 16 3 1 0 1 1 2 .188 4 4 0
Steve Yeager c 4 11 4 1 0 0 0 1 .364 1 4 0
AB H 2B 3B HR R RBI Avg BB SO SB
Total 158 36 4 1 4 11 10 .228 16 32 3



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Los Angeles Dodgers Team Pitching Stats

Players Name W L G GS CG S SH IP ERA H SO ER BB
Jim Brewer 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0.1 0.00 0 1 0 0
Al Downing 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 3.2 2.45 4 3 1 4
Charlie Hough 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2.0 0.00 0 4 0 1
Mike Marshall 0 1 5 0 0 1 0 9.0 1.00 6 10 1 1
Andy Messersmith 0 2 2 2 0 0 0 14.0 4.50 11 12 7 7
Don Sutton 1 0 2 2 0 0 0 13.0 2.77 9 12 4 3
W L G GS CG S SH IP ERA H SO ER BB
Total 1 4 12 5 0 1 0 42.1 2.79 30 42 13 16

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Oakland Athletics Team Hitting Stats

Players Name Pos G AB H 2B 3B HR R RBI Avg BB SO SB
Jesus Alou ph 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 1 0
Sal Bando 3b 5 16 1 0 0 0 3 2 .063 2 5 0
Vida Blue p 2 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 4 0
Bert Campaneris ss 5 17 6 2 0 0 1 2 .353 0 2 1
Rollie Fingers p 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 1 0
Ray Fosse c 5 14 2 0 0 1 1 1 .143 1 5 0
Dick Green 2b 5 13 0 0 0 0 1 1 .000 1 4 0
Larry Haney c 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0
Jim Holt 1b 4 3 2 0 0 0 0 2 .667 0 0 0
Ken Holtzman p 2 4 2 1 0 1 2 1 .500 1 1 0
Catfish Hunter p 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 2 0
Reggie Jackson of 5 14 4 1 0 1 3 1 .286 5 3 1
Angel Mangual ph 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 1 0
Dal Maxvill 2b 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0
Billy North of 5 17 1 0 0 0 3 0 .059 2 5 1
Blue Moon Odom p 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0
Joe Rudi of,1b 5 18 6 0 0 1 1 4 .333 0 3 0
Gene Tenace 1b 5 9 2 0 0 0 0 0 .222 3 4 0
Claudell Washington of 5 7 4 0 0 0 1 0 .571 1 1 0
Herb Washington pr 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0
AB H 2B 3B HR R RBI Avg BB SO SB
Total 142 30 4 0 4 16 14 .211 16 42 3

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Oakland Athletics Team Pitching Stats

Players Name W L G GS CG S SH IP ERA H SO ER BB
Vida Blue 0 1 2 2 0 0 0 13.2 3.29 10 9 5 7
Rollie Fingers 1 0 4 0 0 3 0 9.1 1.93 8 6 2 2
Ken Holtzman 1 0 2 2 0 0 0 12.0 1.50 13 10 2 4
Catfish Hunter 1 0 2 1 0 1 0 7.2 1.17 5 5 1 2
Blue Moon Odom 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 1.1 0.00 0 2 0 1
W L G GS CG S SH IP ERA H SO ER BB
Total 4 1 12 5 0 4 0 44.0 2.05 36 32 10 16

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