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1971 Oakland Athletics season

1971 Oakland Athletics
1971 AL West Champions
Major League affiliations
Location
  • Oakland, California (since 1968)
  • Results
    Record 101–60 (.627)
    Other information
    Owner(s) Charles O. Finley
    Manager(s) Dick Williams
    Local television KBHK
    Local radio KEST
    (Monte Moore, Bob Elson, Red Rush)
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    The 1971 Oakland Athletics season involved the A's finishing first in the American League West with a record of 101 wins and 60 losses. In their first postseason appearance of any kind since 1931, the A's were swept in three games by the Baltimore Orioles in the American League Championship Series.

    Offseason

    Round 5: Rich Dauer (did not sign)
    Secondary Phase[2]
    Round 1: Phil Garner
    Round 3: Steve Staggs (did not sign)

    Regular season

    Vida Blue became the first black player in the history of the American League to win the American League Cy Young Award.[3] He was also the youngest AL player in the 20th century to win the MVP Award.[4] During the year, Vida Blue was on the cover of Sports Illustrated and Time Magazine.[5]

    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 starters

    • 1B Don Mincher
    • 2B Dick Green
    • 3B Sal Bando
    • SS Bert Campaneris
    • LF Felipe Alou
    • CF Rick Monday
    • RF Reggie Jackson
    • C Dave Duncan
    • P Vida Blue

    Notable transactions

    Roster

    1971 Oakland Athletics
    Roster
    Pitchers Catchers

    Infielders

    Outfielders

    Other batters

    Manager

    Coaches

    Player stats

    Batting

    Starters by position

    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

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    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
    Mincher, DonDon Mincher 28 98 22 .239 2 8
    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
    Hunter, CatfishCatfish Hunter 37 273.2 21 11 2.96 181
    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
    Grant, MudcatMudcat Grant 15 1 0 3 1.98 13
    Lindblad, PaulPaul Lindblad 8 1 0 0 3.94 4
    Panther, JimJim Panther 4 0 1 0 11.12 4

    Awards and honors

    All-Stars

    1971 Major League Baseball All-Star Game

    1971 American League Championship Series

    Game 1

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

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    Game 2

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

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    Home runs:
    OAK: None
    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

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    Home runs:
    BAL: None
    OAK: Reggie Jackson 2 (2), Sal Bando (1)

    Farm system

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    Level Team League Manager

    References

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