The Mustache Gang Battles the Big Red Machine

The 1972 World Series

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About the Book

The 1972 World Series was a terrific clash between two rising Major League franchises, the Oakland A’s and the Cincinnati Reds. Neither had won the pennant in decades. Twice removed from their original home in Philadelphia and unappreciated in Oakland, the A’s quietly played excellent ball, their long hair and mustaches symbols of rebellion. Led by manager Sparky Anderson, the clean-cut Reds—baseball’s most conservative club—were becoming a powerhouse and were the favorites entering the Series.

This book chronicles both the A’s and the Reds’ journeys to the memorable ’72 Fall Classic—where six of seven games were won by a single run—with batter-by-batter coverage of the diamond exploits of Bench, Perez, Rose, Rudi, Odom, Tenace, and others.

About the Author(s)

John G. Robertson is a private tutor and sports historian who lives in Cambridge, Ontario. He is the author of numerous books on baseball, hockey and boxing history.

Carl T. Madden operates an escape room in Brantford, Ontario, Canada.

Bibliographic Details

John G. Robertson and Carl T. Madden
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Pages: 268
Bibliographic Info: 28 photos, appendices, notes, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2022
pISBN: 978-1-4766-8860-2
eISBN: 978-1-4766-4616-9
Imprint: McFarland