Synopsis by Cecilia Cygnar
Follow two well-matched teams as they play in the highest contest in baseball during this highlight video on the 1972 World Series between the Oakland A's and the Cincinnati Reds. Taking all seven games to finally determine a champion, six of the seven games were dramatically close with the winner leading by one run. For the A's, the Series was potentially doomed from the start after star Reggie Jackson was pulled from the lineup as a result of a hamstring injury during the American League Championship Series. Gene Tenace filled Jackson's shoes nicely, hitting four home runs in the Series, including two at his first two at bats in Game One, and becoming MVP of the Series. Even though the Reds had the power of Joe Morgan and Pete Rose, they could not achieve victory against the likes of the A's and their stars Joe Rudi, Gene Tenace, and pitcher Catfish Hunter.
baseball, MLB (Major League Baseball), sports-highlights, World-Series