On October 22, 1972, at Riverfront Stadium the Oakland A’s defeat the Cincinnati Reds, 3-2, to win their first World Series since the franchise’s move to California. Gene Tenace, named the MVP of the Series, drives in two of Oakland’s runs. However, it was Allan Lewis, pinch-running for Tenace who scored the 3rd Oakland run and the eventual winning run on a Sal Bando Double.

Future Hall of Famer Jim “Catfish” Hunter earns the victory in relief, and Rollie Fingers gets Pete Rose to fly out for the final out as the Oakland Athletics win Game 7 and the World Series.

The A’s won 3 games on the road at Riverfront Stadium.

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