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1973 American League Championship Series
Team (Wins) Manager Season
Oakland Athletics (3) Dick Williams 94–68, .580, GA: 6
Baltimore Orioles (2) Earl Weaver 97–65, .599, GA: 8
Dates: October 6–October 11
Television: NBC
TV announcers: Jim Simpson, Maury Wills (Games 1–2)
Curt Gowdy, Tony Kubek (Games 3–5)
Umpires: Nestor Chylak, Bill Haller, George Maloney, Jim Odom, Merlyn Anthony, Larry McCoy
 < 1972 ALCS 1974 > 
1973 World Series

The 1973 American League Championship Series took place between October 6 and October 11, 1973. The Oakland Athletics defeated the Baltimore Orioles, three games to two. Games 1 and 2 were played in Memorial Stadium in Baltimore; Games 3–5 were played at the Oakland Coliseum.

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Summary

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Oakland Athletics vs. Baltimore Orioles

Oakland wins the series, 3–2.

Game Date Score Location Time Attendance
1 October 6 Oakland Athletics – 0, Baltimore Orioles – 6 Memorial Stadium 2:51 41,279[1]
2 October 7 Oakland Athletics – 6, Baltimore Orioles – 3 Memorial Stadium 2:42 48,425[2] 
3 October 9 Baltimore Orioles – 1, Oakland Athletics – 2 (11 innings) Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum 2:23 34,367[3] 
4 October 10 Baltimore Orioles – 5, Oakland Athletics – 4 Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum 2:31 27,497[4] 
5 October 11 Baltimore Orioles – 0, Oakland Athletics – 3 Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum 2:11 24,265[5]

Game summaries

Game 1

Saturday, October 6, 1973 at Memorial Stadium in Baltimore, Maryland

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

WP: Jim Palmer (1–0)  LP: Vida Blue (0–1)  

In Game 1, the Orioles jumped on Oakland starter Vida Blue and reliever Horacio Piña for four runs in the bottom of the first inning. Jim Palmer pitched a five-hit shutout as the Orioles won, 6–0.

Game 2

Sunday, October 7, 1973 at Memorial Stadium in Baltimore, Maryland

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

WP: Catfish Hunter (1–0)  LP: Dave McNally (0–1)  SV: Rollie Fingers (1)  
HRs:  OAK – Bert Campaneris (1), Joe Rudi (1), Sal Bando 2 (2)

In Game 2, the Athletics hit three home runs off Baltimore starter Dave McNally, and won 6–3 behind Catfish Hunter.

Game 3

Tuesday, October 9, 1973 at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum in Oakland, California

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 R H E
Baltimore 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 0
Oakland 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 2 4 3

WP: Ken Holtzman (1–0)  LP: Mike Cuellar (0–1)  
HRs:  BAL – Earl Williams (1)  OAK – Bert Campaneris (2)

In Game 3, the Athletics won 2–1 when shortstop Bert Campaneris homered to lead off the bottom of the eleventh inning.

Game 4

Wednesday, October 10, 1973 at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum in Oakland, California

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

WP: Grant Jackson (1–0)  LP: Rollie Fingers (0–1)  
HRs:  BAL – Andy Etchebarren (1), Bobby Grich (1)

In Game 4, the Athletics held a 4–0 lead after six innings, but the Orioles scored four in the seventh off Blue to tie the game; the key blow was a three-run home run by catcher Andy Etchebarren. Baltimore second baseman Bobby Grich broke the tie with a solo home run in the eighth inning, and the Orioles went on to win, 5–4.

Game 5

Thursday, October 11, 1973 at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum in Oakland, California

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

WP: Catfish Hunter (2–0)  LP: Doyle Alexander (0–1)  

In Game 5, Hunter pitched a five-hit shutout as the Athletics won, 3–0, and took the series three games to two.

Composite box

1973 ALCS (3–2): Oakland Athletics over Baltimore Orioles

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 R H E
Oakland Athletics 1 3 1 2 0 3 0 3 1 0 1 15 32 4
Baltimore Orioles 5 1 0 0 0 1 5 3 0 0 0 15 36 2
Total attendance: 175,833   Average attendance: 35,167

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