1971 Oakland Athletics season: Wikis

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1971 Oakland Athletics
1971 AL West Champions
Major league affiliations
Location
1971 information
Owner(s) Charles O. Finley
Manager(s) Dick Williams
Local television KBHK
Local radio KEST
(Monte Moore, Bob Elson, Red Rush)

The Oakland Athletics' 1971 season involved the A's finishing 1st in the American League West with a record of 101 wins and 60 losses. Vida Blue became the first black player in the history of the American League to win the American League Cy Young Award.[1] He was also the youngest AL player in the 20th century to win the MVP Award.[2] The A’s won the A.L. West title in 1971 for their first postseason appearance of any kind since 1931.

Contents

Regular season

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Season standings

AL West W L GB Pct.
Oakland Athletics 101 60 -- .627
Kansas City Royals 85 76 16 .528
Chicago White Sox 79 83 22.5 .488
California Angels 76 86 25.5 .469
Minnesota Twins 74 86 26.5 .463
Milwaukee Brewers 69 92 32 .429

Opening Day lineup

Notable transactions

Roster

1971 Oakland Athletics roster
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

Manager

Coaches

Player stats

Batting

Starters by position[6]

Note: Pos = Position; G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

Pos Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
1B Epstein, MikeMike Epstein 104 329 77 .234 18 51
3B Bando, SalSal Bando 153 538 146 .271 24 74

Other batters

Note: G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
Mangual, ÁngelÁngel Mangual 94 287 82 .286 4 30
Brown, LarryLarry Brown 70 189 37 .196 1 9
Hovley, SteveSteve Hovley 24 27 3 .111 0 3
Fernández, FrankFrank Fernández 4 9 1 .111 0 1
Alou, FelipeFelipe Alou 2 8 2 .250 0 0

Pitching

Starting pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned Run Average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Blue, VidaVida Blue 39 312 24 8 1.82 301
Dobson, ChuckChuck Dobson 30 189 15 5 3.81 100
Seguí, DiegoDiego Seguí 26 146.1 10 8 3.14 81

Other pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned Run Average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Gardner, RobRob Gardner 4 7.2 0 0 2.35 5

Relief pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; SV = Saves; ERA = Earned Run Average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Fingers, RollieRollie Fingers 48 4 6 17 2.99 98
Knowles, DaroldDarold Knowles 43 5 2 7 3.59 40
Panther, JimJim Panther 4 0 1 0 11.12 4

Awards and honors

1971 Major League Baseball All-Star Game

1971 American League Championship Series

Game 1

Sunday, October 3, 1971 at Memorial Stadium in Baltimore, Maryland

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

WP: Dave McNally (1–0)  LP: Vida Blue (0–1)  SV: Eddie Watt (1)  

Game 2

Monday, October 4, 1971 at Memorial Stadium in Baltimore, Maryland

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

WP: Mike Cuellar (1–0)  LP: Catfish Hunter (0–1)  
HRs:  BAL – Brooks Robinson (1), Boog Powell 2 (2), Elrod Hendricks (1)

Game 3

Tuesday, October 5, 1971 at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum in Oakland, California

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Baltimore 1 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 5 12 0
Oakland 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 3 7 0

WP: Jim Palmer (1–0)  LP: Diego Seguí (0–1)  
HRs:  OAK – Reggie Jackson 2 (2), Sal Bando (1)

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Iowa Oaks American Association Sherm Lollar
AA Birmingham A's Southern League Phil Cavarretta
A Burlington Bees Midwest League Harry Bright
Short-Season A Coos Bay-North Bend A's Northwest League Jim Reinebold

Notes

  1. ^ Great Baseball Feats, Facts and Figures, 2008 Edition, p.199, David Nemec and Scott Flatow, A Signet Book, Penguin Group, New York, NY, ISBN 978-0-451-22363-0
  2. ^ Great Baseball Feats, Facts and Figures, 2008 Edition, p.152, David Nemec and Scott Flatow, A Signet Book, Penguin Group, New York, NY, ISBN 978-0-451-22363-0
  3. ^ Darold Knowles page at Baseball Reference
  4. ^ Curt Blefary page at Baseball Reference
  5. ^ Champ Summers page at Baseball Reference
  6. ^ 1971 Oakland Athletics at Baseball Reference
  7. ^ American League Cy Young Award winners at Baseball Reference
  8. ^ 1971 Cy Young Award voting results at Baseball Reference
  9. ^ American League Most Valuable Player Award winners at Baseball Reference
  10. ^ a b 1971 Most Valuable Player award voting results at Baseball Reference
  11. ^ www.rauzulusstreet.com
  12. ^ a b c 1971 All-Star game at Baseball Reference

References

Preceded by
Minnesota Twins
1970
AL West Championship Season
1971
Succeeded by
Oakland Athletics
1972

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