American League Championship Series

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The American League Championship Series (ALCS) is a best-of-seven playoff and one of two League Championship Series comprising the penultimate round of Major League Baseball's (MLB) postseason. It is contested by the winners of the two American League Division Series. The winner of the ALCS wins the AL pennant and advances to the World Series, MLB's championship series, to play the winner of the National League Championship Series. The ALCS began in 1969 as a best-of-five playoff and used this format until 1985, when it changed to its current best-of-seven format.



Red Sox Home Program
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Team(s) Boston Red Sox vs. Oakland Athletics
Venue Fenway Park
People Roger Clemens
Cover Artist(s) n/a
Price n/a
See Also n/a
Athletics Home Program
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Team(s) Oakland Athletics vs. Boston Red Sox
Venue Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum
People Bob Welch
Cover Artist(s) n/a
Price n/a
See Also n/a

By Season

Season Winning Team Home Venue Losing Team Home Venue Program(s)
1975 Boston Red Sox Fenway Park Oakland Athletics Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum Program
1979 Baltimore Orioles Memorial Stadium California Angels Anaheim Stadium Program
1991 Minnesota Twins Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome Toronto Blue Jays SkyDome Program
2008 Tampa Bay Rays Tropicana Field Boston Red Sox Fenway Park Program
2018 Boston Red Sox Fenway Park Houston Astros Minute Maid Park Program
2020 Tampa Bay Rays Petco Park^ Houston Astros Petco Park^ Program
2021 Houston Astros Minute Maid Park Boston Red Sox Fenway Park Program
2022 Houston Astros Minute Maid Park New York Yankees Yankee Stadium Program

^The 2020 ALCS was played at a neutral site due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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