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Curt Gowdy ...
 Himself - Play-by-Play Announcer (7 episodes, 1972)
Tony Kubek ...
 Himself - Color Commentator / ... (7 episodes, 1972)
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 Himself - Pregame Host (7 episodes, 1972)
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 Himself - Pregame Analyst (7 episodes, 1972)
Matty Alou ...
 Himself - Oakland Athletics Right Fielder (7 episodes, 1972)
Sparky Anderson ...
 Himself - Cincinnati Reds Manager (7 episodes, 1972)
Sal Bando ...
 Himself - Oakland Athletics Third Baseman (7 episodes, 1972)
Johnny Bench ...
 Himself - Cincinnati Reds Catcher (7 episodes, 1972)
Bert Campaneris ...
 Himself - Oakland Athletics Shortstop (7 episodes, 1972)
Bob Engel ...
 Himself - Left Field Umpire / ... (7 episodes, 1972)
César Gerónimo ...
 Himself - Cincinnati Reds Right Fielder / ... (7 episodes, 1972)
Dick Green ...
 Himself - Oakland Athletics Second Baseman (7 episodes, 1972)
Bill Haller ...
 Himself - Right Field Umpire / ... (7 episodes, 1972)
Jim Honochick ...
 Himself - First Base Umpire / ... (7 episodes, 1972)
Denis Menke ...
 Himself - Cincinnati Reds Third Baseman (7 episodes, 1972)
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 Himself - Cincinnati Reds Second Baseman (7 episodes, 1972)
Chris Pelekoudas ...
 Himself - Home Plate Umpire / ... (7 episodes, 1972)
Tony Perez ...
 Himself - Cincinnati Reds First Baseman (7 episodes, 1972)
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 Himself - Cincinnati Reds Left Fielder (7 episodes, 1972)
Joe Rudi ...
 Himself - Oakland Athletics Left Fielder (7 episodes, 1972)
Mel Steiner ...
 Himself - Second Base Umpire / ... (7 episodes, 1972)
Gene Tenace ...
 Himself - Oakland Athletics Catcher / ... (7 episodes, 1972)
Bobby Tolan ...
 Himself - Cincinnati Reds Center Fielder (7 episodes, 1972)
Frank Umont ...
 Himself - Third Base Umpire / ... (7 episodes, 1972)
Dick Williams ...
 Himself - Oakland Athletics Manager (7 episodes, 1972)
Pedro Borbon ...
 Himself - Cincinnati Reds Pitcher (6 episodes, 1972)
Dave Concepción ...
 Himself - Cincinnati Reds Shortstop / ... (6 episodes, 1972)
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 Himself - Oakland Athletics Pitcher (6 episodes, 1972)
Mike Hegan ...
 Himself - Oakland Athletics First Baseman / ... (6 episodes, 1972)
Allan Lewis ...
 Himself - Oakland Athletics Pinch Runner / ... (6 episodes, 1972)
Clay Carroll ...
 Himself - Cincinnati Reds Pitcher (5 episodes, 1972)
Mike Epstein ...
 Himself - Oakland Athletics First Baseman (5 episodes, 1972)
George Hendrick ...
 Himself - Oakland Athletics Center Fielder (5 episodes, 1972)
Gonzalo Marquez ...
 Himself - Oakland Athletics Pinch Hitter (5 episodes, 1972)
Hal McRae ...
 Himself - Cincinnati Reds Pinch Hitter / ... (5 episodes, 1972)
Al Michaels ...
 Himself - Color Commentator (4 episodes, 1972)
Monte Moore ...
 Himself - Color Commentator / ... (4 episodes, 1972)
Vida Blue ...
 Himself - Oakland Athletics Pitcher (4 episodes, 1972)
Darrel Chaney ...
 Himself - Cincinnati Reds Shortstop / ... (4 episodes, 1972)
Ross Grimsley ...
 Himself - Cincinnati Reds Pitcher (4 episodes, 1972)
Tom Hall ...
 Himself - Cincinnati Reds Pitcher (4 episodes, 1972)
Julian Javier ...
 Himself - Cincinnati Reds Pinch Hitter (4 episodes, 1972)
Ted Kubiak ...
 Himself - Oakland Athletics Second Baseman (4 episodes, 1972)
Angel Mangual ...
 Himself - Oakland Athletics Center Fielder / ... (4 episodes, 1972)
Blue Moon Odom ...
 Himself - Oakland Athletics Pinch Runner / ... (4 episodes, 1972)
Ted Uhlaender ...
 Himself - Cincinnati Reds Pinch Hitter (4 episodes, 1972)
Jack Billingham ...
 Himself - Cincinnati Reds Pitcher (3 episodes, 1972)
Dave Duncan ...
 Himself - Oakland Athletics Pinch Hitter / ... (3 episodes, 1972)
Joe Hague ...
 Himself - Cincinnati Reds Pinch Hitter / ... (3 episodes, 1972)
Ken Holtzman ...
 Himself - Oakland Athletics Pitcher (3 episodes, 1972)
Catfish Hunter ...
 Himself - Oakland Athletics Pitcher (3 episodes, 1972)
Don Mincher ...
 Himself - Oakland Athletics Pinch Hitter (3 episodes, 1972)
George Foster ...
 Himself - Cincinnati Reds Pinch Runner / ... (2 episodes, 1972)
Dave Hamilton ...
 Himself - Oakland Athletics Pitcher (2 episodes, 1972)
Gary Nolan ...
 Himself - Cincinnati Reds Pitcher (2 episodes, 1972)
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This is the start of the Golden Era of the Athletics in the 1970s.
13 December 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Of course, the Oakland A's squared off against the Cincinnati Reds in a 7-game marathon.

The shots of the several World Series games taking place at Oakland's Alameda County Coliseum will bring the A's fans who were there in the World Series of 1972, 1973, and 1974, closer to the era of Charles Finley, who became a sort of "Bill Veeck" of this Oakland stadium--just like Bill Veeck was to Comiskey Park with the Chicago White Sox. We find out that in the A's sojourns in the 1972 series, as well as 1973 and 1974 series later on, Finley's gimmicks at the Coliseum ranged from the gentle--like the ballgirl on the field (she was known as Debbie Fields)--to the noisy---like fireworks exploding in the air after an A's homer.

This film is going to be really a delight and perhaps a memorable archive for even the Cincinnati Reds fans, because the grand finale game, Game 7, which took place at Riverfront Stadium, was taking place at perhaps the development of the Cincinnati Reds' "Big Red Machine". Partially, this is because the great Pete Rose played for the team in this series. Sadly, Riverfront Stadium is no more...it had been torn down and replaced by a newer stadium, The Great American Ballpark.

I am guessing that the ending of the film, just as soon as the A's got the final out at Cincinnati that gave the Athletics the 1972 world championship, where a barbershop quartet and a piano accompanist performed "Sweet Marie" as the credits roll, was probably requested by A's third baseman, Sal Bando, but this is speculatory, because Sal is short for "Salvatore" in Italian.


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