1990 World Series

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1990 World Series Program


The 1990 World Series matched the defending champions and heavily-favored Oakland Athletics against the Cincinnati Reds, with the Reds sweeping the Series in four games. It was the most recent National League sweep of the American League. It is remembered for Billy Hatcher's seven consecutive hits. This also was the second World Series meeting between the two clubs (Oakland won 4 games to 3 in 1972).

Athletics manager Tony La Russa and Reds manager Lou Piniella were old friends and teammates from their Tampa American Legion Post 248 team.

The Cincinnati Reds won the National League West division by five games over the Los Angeles Dodgers and set an N.L. record by staying in first place in the division for the entire season or "wire-to-wire", which had been done only one other time (1984 Detroit Tigers) and then defeated the Pittsburgh Pirates, four games to two, in the National League Championship Series.

The Oakland Athletics won the American League West division by nine games over the Chicago White Sox then defeated the Boston Red Sox, four games to none, in the American League Championship Series.

The Oakland Athletics were the defending World Series champions, two-time defending American League champions, and favorites against the Reds. The Oakland Athletics became the first franchise to appear in three consecutive World Series since the 1976-1978 New York Yankees. Their lineup consisted of three former AL Rookies-of-the-Year: José Canseco, (1986); Mark McGwire, (1987); and Walt Weiss, (1988). A's outfielder Willie McGee won a batting title that year, but it wasn't the AL batting title. He batted .335 for the NL's St Louis Cardinals before he was traded in late August to Oakland.

The Hall of Fame players in the 1990 World Series were Dennis Eckersley and Rickey Henderson.


1990 World Series-Game 1

Date Oct. 16th, 1990
Location Riverfront Stadium
Attendance 55,830
National Anthem Alan Boynkin (Air Force Captain)

1990 World Series Game 1-Line Score

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Oakland 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 1
Cincinnati 2 0 2 0 3 0 0 0 x 7 10 0

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1990 World Series Game 1-Box Score

Oakland Athletics 0, Cincinnati Reds 7

Oakland Athletics Cincinnati Reds
Player ab r h rbi Player ab r h rbi
Henderson R. lf 5 0 3 0 Larkin ss 4 1 0 0
McGee cf 5 0 1 0 Hatcher cf 3 3 3 1
Canseco rf 2 0 0 0 O'Neill rf 2 1 0 1
McGwire 1b 3 0 0 0 Davis lf 4 2 2 3
Lansford 3b 4 0 2 0 Morris 1b 4 0 1 0
Steinbach c 4 0 1 0 Sabo 3b 3 0 1 2
Randolph 2b 4 0 1 0 Oliver c 4 0 1 0
Gallego ss 4 0 0 0 Duncan 2b 3 0 1 0
Stewart p 1 0 0 0 Rijo p 3 0 1 0
Jennings ph 1 0 1 0 Dibble p 0 0 0 0
Burns p 0 0 0 0 Benzinger ph 1 0 0 0
Nelson p 0 0 0 0 Myers p 0 0 0 0
Hassey ph 1 0 0 0 - - - - -
Sanderson p 0 0 0 0 - - - - -
Eckersley p 0 0 0 0 - - - - -
Henderson D. ph 1 0 0 0 - - - - -
Total 35 0 9 0 Total 31 7 10 7
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Oakland 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 1
Cincinnati 2 0 2 0 3 0 0 0 x 7 10 0
Oakland Athletics IP H R ER BB SO
Stewart L(0-1) 4.0 3 4 4 4 3
Burns 0.2 4 3 3 1 0
Nelson 1.1 2 0 0 1 0
Sanderson 1.0 1 0 0 0 0
Eckersley 1.0 0 0 0 0 1
Total 8.0 10 7 7 6 4
Cincinnati Reds IP H R ER BB SO
Rijo W(1-0) 7.0 7 0 0 2 5
Dibble 1.0 1 0 0 1 0
Myers 1.0 1 0 0 0 2
Total 9.0 9 0 0 3 7

E–Gallego (1). DP–Oakland 2, Cincinnati 1. 2B–Oakland R Henderson 2 (2,off Rijo,off Myers), Cincinnati Hatcher 2 (2,off Stewart,off Burns). HR–Cincinnati Davis (1,1st inning off Stewart 1 on, 2 out). SB–McGee (1,2nd base off Rijo/Oliver); Lansford (1,2nd base off Rijo/Oliver). CS–Sabo (1,2nd base by Stewart/Steinbach). WP–Rijo (1). U–Frank Pulli (NL), Rocky Roe (AL), Jim Quick (NL), Ted Hendry (AL), Larry Barnett (AL), Randy Marsh (NL). T–2:48. A–55,830.


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1990 World Series-Game 2

Date Oct. 17th, 1990
Location Riverfront Stadium
Attendance 55,832
First Pitch Barbaba Bush (First Lady)
National Anthem Dian Reeves

1990 World Series Game 2-Line Score

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 R H E
Oakland 1 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 10 2
Cincinnati 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 5 14 2

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1990 World Series Game 2-Box Score

Oakland Athletics 4, Cincinnati Reds 5

Oakland Athletics Cincinnati Reds
Player ab r h rbi Player ab r h rbi
Henderson R. lf 4 1 1 0 Larkin ss 5 1 3 0
Lansford 3b 4 0 1 0 Hatcher cf 4 2 4 1
Canseco rf 5 1 1 2 O'Neill rf 4 0 0 0
McGwire 1b 4 1 2 0 Davis lf 5 0 0 1
Henderson D. cf 4 1 2 0 Morris 1b 3 0 0 0
Steinbach c 0 0 0 0 Braggs ph 1 0 0 1
Randolph 2b 4 0 0 0 Dibble p 0 0 0 0
Hassey c 4 0 2 1 Bates ph 1 1 1 0
Bordick pr,ss 0 0 0 0 Sabo 3b 5 0 3 0
Gallego ss 4 0 1 1 Oliver c 5 1 2 1
Baines ph 1 0 0 0 Duncan 2b 3 0 0 0
Eckersley p 0 0 0 0 Jackson p 1 0 0 0
Welch p 3 0 0 0 Scudder p 0 0 0 0
Honeycutt p 0 0 0 0 Oester ph 1 0 1 1
McGee cf 0 0 0 0 Armstrong p 0 0 0 0
- - - - - Winningham ph 1 0 0 0
- - - - - Charlton p 0 0 0 0
- - - - - Benzinger 1b 1 0 0 0
Total 37 4 10 4 Total 40 5 14 5
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 R H E
Oakland 1 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 10 2
Cincinnati 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 5 14 2
Oakland Athletics IP H R ER BB SO
Welch 7.1 9 4 4 2 2
Honeycutt 1.2 2 0 0 1 0
Eckersley L(0-1) 0.1 3 1 1 0 0
Total 9.1 14 5 5 3 2
Cincinnati Reds IP H R ER BB SO
Jackson 2.2 6 4 3 2 0
Scudder 1.1 0 0 0 2 2
Armstrong 3.0 1 0 0 0 3
Charlton 1.0 1 0 0 0 0
Dibble W(1-0) 2.0 2 0 0 0 2
Total 10.0 10 4 3 4 7

E–McGwire (1), Hassey (1), Oliver (1), Jackson (1). DP–Cincinnati 1. 2B–Cincinnati Larkin (1,off Welch); Hatcher 2 (4,off Welch 2); Oliver (1,off Welch). 3B–Cincinnati Hatcher (1,off Welch). HR–Oakland Canseco (1,3rd inning off Jackson 0 on, 1 out). SH–Lansford (1,off Jackson); Welch (1,off Charlton). SF–Hassey (1,off Jackson). IBB–Hatcher (1,by Honeycutt). SB–R Henderson (1,2nd base off Jackson/Oliver). IBB–Honeycutt (1,Hatcher). U–Rocky Roe (AL), Jim Quick (NL), Ted Hendry (AL), Randy Marsh (NL), Frank Pulli (NL), Larry Barnett (AL). T–3:31. A–55,832.


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1990 World Series-Game 3

Date Oct. 19th, 1990
Location Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum
Attendance 48,269
First Pitch Dave Stewart
National Anthem Jeffrey Osbourne

1990 World Series Game 3-Line Score

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Cincinnati 0 1 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 14 1
Oakland 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 7 1

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1990 World Series Game 3-Box Score

Cincinnati Reds 8, Oakland Athletics 3

Cincinnati Reds Oakland Athletics
Player ab r h rbi Player ab r h rbi
Larkin ss 5 0 2 1 Henderson R. lf 3 1 1 1
Hatcher cf 5 1 2 0 Lansford 3b 3 0 0 0
O'Neill rf 3 1 1 0 Canseco rf 4 0 0 0
Davis lf 5 1 2 1 Henderson D. cf 4 1 1 0
Morris dh 4 0 0 0 Baines dh 4 1 1 2
Sabo 3b 4 2 2 3 McGwire 1b 4 0 1 0
Benzinger 1b 5 1 2 0 Steinbach c 4 0 0 0
Oliver c 5 1 2 1 Randolph 2b 4 0 3 0
Duncan 2b 4 1 1 1 Gallego ss 2 0 0 0
Browning p 0 0 0 0 McGee ph 1 0 0 0
Dibble p 0 0 0 0 Bordick ss 0 0 0 0
Myers p 0 0 0 0 Blankenship ph 1 0 0 0
- - - - - Moore p 0 0 0 0
- - - - - Sanderson p 0 0 0 0
- - - - - Klink p 0 0 0 0
- - - - - Nelson p 0 0 0 0
- - - - - Burns p 0 0 0 0
- - - - - Young p 0 0 0 0
Total 40 8 14 7 Total 34 3 7 3
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Cincinnati 0 1 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 14 1
Oakland 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 7 1
Cincinnati Reds IP H R ER BB SO
Browning W(1-0) 6.0 6 3 3 2 2
Dibble 1.2 0 0 0 0 2
Myers 1.1 1 0 0 0 1
Total 9.0 7 3 3 2 5
Oakland Athletics IP H R ER BB SO
Moore L(0-1) 2.2 8 6 2 0 1
Sanderson 0.2 3 2 2 1 0
Klink 0.0 0 0 0 1 0
Nelson 3.2 1 0 0 1 0
Burns 1.0 1 0 0 1 0
Young 1.0 1 0 0 0 0
Total 9.0 14 8 4 4 1

E–Oliver (2), McGwire (2). DP–Oakland 2. 2B–Cincinnati Oliver (2,off Sanderson), Oakland D. Henderson (1,off Browning). 3B–Cincinnati Larkin (1,off Sanderson). HR–Cincinnati Sabo 2 (2,2nd inning off Moore 0 on, 0 out,3rd inning off Moore 1 on, 2 out), Oakland Baines (1,2nd inning off Browning 1 on, 0 out); R Henderson (1,3rd inning off Browning 0 on, 0 out). SB–R Henderson (2,2nd base off Browning/Oliver); Randolph (1,2nd base off Dibble/Oliver). WP–Browning (1), Burns (1). U–Jim Quick (NL), Ted Hendry (AL), Randy Marsh (NL), Bruce Froemming (NL), Rocky Roe (AL), Frank Pulli (NL). T–3:01. A–48,269.


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1990 World Series-Game 4

Date Oct. 20th, 1990
Location Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum
Attendance 48,613
First Pitch Joe Rudi
National Anthem Michael Bolton

1990 World Series Game 4-Line Score

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Cincinnati 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 7 1
Oakland 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 1

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1990 World Series Game 4-Box Score

Cincinnati Reds 2, Oakland Athletics 1

Cincinnati Reds Oakland Athletics
Player ab r h rbi Player ab r h rbi
Larkin ss 3 1 1 0 Henderson R. lf 3 0 0 0
Hatcher cf 0 0 0 0 McGee rf 4 1 1 0
Winningham cf 3 1 2 0 Henderson D. cf 4 0 0 0
O'Neill rf 3 0 0 0 Baines dh 2 0 0 0
Davis lf 0 0 0 0 Canseco ph,dh 1 0 0 0
Braggs ph,lf 3 0 0 1 Lansford 3b 4 0 1 1
Morris dh 3 0 0 0 Quirk c 3 0 0 0
Sabo 3b 4 0 3 0 McGwire 1b 3 0 0 0
Benzinger 1b 4 0 0 0 Randolph 2b 3 0 0 0
Oliver c 4 0 1 0 Gallego ss 1 0 0 0
Duncan 2b 4 0 0 0 Hassey ph 1 0 0 0
Rijo p 0 0 0 0 Bordick ss 0 0 0 0
Myers p 0 0 0 0 Stewart p 0 0 0 0
Total 31 2 7 1 Total 29 1 2 1
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Cincinnati 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 7 1
Oakland 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 1
Cincinnati Reds IP H R ER BB SO
Rijo W(2-0) 8.1 2 1 1 3 9
Myers SV(1) 0.2 0 0 0 0 0
Total 9.0 2 1 1 3 9
Oakland Athletics IP H R ER BB SO
Stewart L(0-2) 9.0 7 2 1 2 2
Total 9.0 7 2 1 2 2

E–Oliver (3), Stewart (1). DP–Oakland 1. 2B–Cincinnati Oliver (3,off Stewart); Sabo (1,off Stewart), Oakland McGee (1,off Rijo). SF–Morris (1,off Stewart). HBP–Hatcher (1,by Stewart). IBB–Baines (1,by Rijo). CS–Hatcher (1,2nd base by Stewart/Quirk). SB–Gallego (1,2nd base off Rijo/Oliver); R Henderson (3,2nd base off Rijo/Oliver). HBP–Stewart (1,Hatcher). IBB–Rijo (1,Baines). U–Ted Hendry (AL), Randy Marsh (NL), Bruce Froemming (NL), Frank Pulli (NL), Jim Quick (NL), Rocky Roe (AL). T–2:48. A–48,613.


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Cincinnati Reds Team Hitting Stats

Players Name Pos GM AB H 2B 3B HR R RBI Avg BB SO SB
Jack Armstrong p 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0
Billy Bates ph 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 1.000 0 0 0
Todd Benzinger 1b 4 11 2 0 0 0 1 0 .182 0 0 0
Glenn Braggs of 2 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 1 0 0
Tom Browning p 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0
Norm Charlton p 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0
Eric Davis of 4 14 4 0 0 1 3 5 .286 0 0 0
Rob Dibble p 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0
Mariano Duncan 2b 4 14 2 0 0 0 1 1 .143 2 2 1
Billy Hatcher of 4 12 9 4 1 0 6 2 .750 2 0 0
Danny Jackson p 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 1 0
Barry Larkin ss 4 17 6 1 1 0 3 1 .353 2 0 0
Hal Morris 1b,dh 4 14 1 0 0 0 0 2 .071 1 1 0
Randy Myers p 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0
Ron Oester ph 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1.000 0 0 0
Joe Oliver c 4 18 6 3 0 0 2 2 .333 0 1 0
Paul O'Neill of 4 12 1 0 0 0 2 1 .083 5 2 1
Jose Rijo p 2 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 .333 0 0 0
Chris Sabo 3b 4 16 9 1 0 2 2 5 .563 2 2 0
Scott Scudder p 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0
Herm Winningham of 2 4 2 0 0 0 1 0 .500 0 0 0
AB H 2B 3B HR R RBI Avg BB SO SB
Total 142 45 9 2 3 22 22 .317 15 9 2

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Cincinnati Reds Team Pitching Stats

Players Name W L G GS CG S SH IP ERA H SO ER BB
Jack Armstrong 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3.0 0.00 1 3 0 0
Tom Browning 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 6.0 4.50 6 2 3 2
Norm Charlton 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1.0 0.00 1 0 0 0
Rob Dibble 1 0 3 0 0 0 0 4.2 0.00 3 4 0 1
Danny Jackson 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 2.2 10.13 6 0 3 2
Randy Myers 0 0 3 0 0 1 0 3.0 0.00 2 3 0 0
Jose Rijo 2 0 2 2 0 0 0 15.1 0.59 9 14 1 5
Scott Scudder 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1.1 0.00 0 2 0 2
W L G GS CG S SH IP ERA H SO ER BB
Total 4 0 13 4 0 1 0 37.0 1.70 28 28 7 12

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Oakland Athletics Team Hitting Stats

Players Name Pos G AB H 2B 3B HR R RBI Avg BB SO SB
Harold Baines dh 3 7 1 0 0 1 1 2 .143 1 2 0
Lance Blankenship ph 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 1 0
Mike Bordick ss 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0
Todd Burns p 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0
Jose Canseco of,dh 4 12 1 0 0 1 1 2 .083 2 3 0
Dennis Eckersley p 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0
Mike Gallego ss 4 11 1 0 0 0 0 1 .091 1 3 1
Ron Hassey c 3 6 2 0 0 0 0 1 .333 0 0 0
Dave Henderson of 4 13 3 1 0 0 2 0 .231 1 3 0
Rickey Henderson of 4 15 5 2 0 1 2 1 .333 3 4 3
Rick Honeycutt p 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0
Doug Jennings ph 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 0
Joe Klink p 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0
Carney Lansford 3b 4 15 4 0 0 0 0 1 .267 1 0 1
Willie McGee of 4 10 2 1 0 0 1 0 .200 0 2 1
Mark McGwire 1b 4 14 3 0 0 0 1 0 .214 2 4 0
Mike Moore p 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0
Gene Nelson p 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0
Jamie Quirk c 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 2 0
Willie Randolph 2b 4 15 4 0 0 0 0 0 .267 1 0 1
Scott Sanderson p 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0
Terry Steinbach c 3 8 1 0 0 0 0 0 .125 0 1 0
Dave Stewart p 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 1 0
Bob Welch p 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 2 0
Curt Young p 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0
AB H 2B 3B HR R RBI Avg BB SO SB
Total 135 28 4 0 3 8 8 .207 12 28 7

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Oakland Athletics Team Pitching Stats

Players Name W L G GS CG S SH IP ERA H SO ER BB
Todd Burns 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1.2 16.20 5 0 3 2
Dennis Eckersley 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 1.1 6.75 3 1 1 0
Rick Honeycutt 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1.2 0.00 2 0 0 1
Joe Klink 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.00 0 0 0 1
Mike Moore 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 2.2 6.75 8 1 2 0
Gene Nelson 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 5.0 0.00 3 0 0 2
Scott Sanderson 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1.2 10.80 4 0 2 1
Dave Stewart 0 2 2 2 1 0 0 13.0 3.46 10 5 5 6
Bob Welch 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 7.1 4.91 9 2 4 2
Curt Young 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1.0 0.00 1 0 0 0
W L G GS CG S SH IP ERA H SO ER BB
Total 0 4 15 4 1 0 0 35.1 4.33 45 9 17 15

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