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The 1971-75 Oakland Athletics: More Dominant Than History Suggests

oak No sooner had the Baltimore Orioles won three straight American League pennants at the beginning of the divisional era than the Oakland Athletics in 1972 began their own string of three pennants in a row. They also won three World Series in a row, the first team to do so since the 1949-53 Yankees. The 1971 to 1975 Oakland Athletics, in winning the American League's Western Division every year of their run, were also only the third team in history—after the 1949-53 and 1960-64 New York Yankees—to finish in first place five consecutive years.

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