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  • 1980
    World Series: Recap
    The Phillies became the last of the original AL and NL franchises to win a World Series title, defeating Kansas City in six games. Tug McGraw struck out Willie Wilson for the Series-clinching final out.
    PHI vs. KCA
    Post season recap for this year
    ALCS: KCA vs. NYA NLCS: PHI vs. HOU
  • 1979
    World Series: Recap
    The "We Are Family" Pirates rallied to win the final three games of the Series and remain the last team to win Game Seven on the road. Series MVP Willie Stargell hit .400 with a record seven extra basehits and tied Reggie Jackson's 1977 record of 25 total bases.
    PTP vs. BAL
    Post season recap for this year
    ALCS: BAL vs. CAL NLCS: PTP vs. CN1
  • 1978
    World Series: Recap
    After defeating the Boston Red Sox in a one-game playoff at the end of the regular season, the Yankees closed out the Dodgers in six games to repeat as champions. The Yankees' win kicked off an unprecedented streak of 10 different World Series champions in 10 seasons.
    NYA vs. LAN
    Post season recap for this year
    ALCS: NYA vs. KCA NLCS: LAN vs. PHI
  • 1977
    World Series: Recap
    With Reggie Jackson in the fold as one the premier signing from baseball's first re-entry draft, the Yankees outlasted the Dodgers for their first World Series Championship since 1962. It would be the only World Series crown for mercurial manager Billy Martin.
    NYA vs. LAN
    Post season recap for this year
    ALCS: NYA vs. KCA NLCS: LAN vs. PHI
  • 1976
    World Series: Recap
    Cincinnati's defending champion "Big Red Machine" swept aside the Yankees to repeat and remain the last NL team to win back-to-back World Series. They also became, and remain, the only team to sweep a multi-tier postseason, having also swept the Phillies in the NLCS.
    CIN vs. NYA
    Post season recap for this year
    ALCS: NYA vs. KCA NLCS: CIN vs. PHI
  • 1975
    World Series: Recap
    Cincinnati won the first of back-to-back titles in one of the greatest World Series ever played. Hall of Famer Joe Morgan's RBI single in the top of the ninth inning of Game Seven delivered the crown. Game Six, a 12-inning classic, was won by Red Sox Hall of Famer Carlton Fisk's walk-off home run.
    CN1 vs. BOS
    Post season recap for this year
    ALCS: BOS vs. OAK NLCS: CN1 vs. PTP
  • 1974
    World Series: Recap
    Oakland won its third straight World Series, finishing off Los Angeles in five games in the first-ever Fall Classic between two California teams. Hall of Famer and Series MVP Rollie Fingers (win, three saves) helped the A's become the first team since the 1953 Yankees to win three straight titles.
    OAK vs. LAN
    Post season recap for this year
    ALCS: OAK vs. BLA NLCS: LAN vs. PTP
  • 1973
    World Series: Recap
    Despite having the lowest winning percentage (.509) of any team in history, the Mets took the powerhouse A's to a full seven games before bowing. Oakland won the decisive Game Seven, 5-2. Darold Knowles got the save, becoming the only pitcher to appear in all seven games of a World Series.
    OAK vs. NYN
    Post season recap for this year
    ALCS: OAK vs. BLA NLCS: NYN vs. CN1
  • 1972
    World Series: Recap
    The two franchises that would emerge as the Teams of the Decade squared off with the A's prevailing in Game Seven, 3-2, for the franchise's first World Series title since the 1930 Philadelphia A's. Catcher Gene Tenace tied a Series record with four home runs and scored the Series-clinching run.
    OAK vs. CN1
    Post season recap for this year
    ALCS: OAK vs. DET NLCS: CN1 vs. PTP
  • 1971
    World Series: Recap
    Steve Blass' complete-game four-hitter and Series MVP Roberto Clemente's two-run homer carried the Pirates past the defending World Series champion Orioles in Game Seven, 2-1. Game Four, a 4-3 Pittsburgh win, was the first-ever World Series game scheduled to be played at night.
    PTP vs. BAL
    Post season recap for this year
    ALCS: BAL vs. OAK NLCS: PTP vs. SFN
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