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National League Championship Series

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The winner of the series advances to play the winner of the National League (NL) Championship Series (NLCS) in the World Series, Major League Baseball's championship series.
The winner of the series advances to play the winner of the American League Championship Series (ALCS) in the World Series, Major League Baseball's championship series.

World Series

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The winner of the series advances to play the winner of the National League (NL) Championship Series (NLCS) in the World Series, Major League Baseball's championship series.
Prior to 1969, the team with the best regular season win-loss record in each league automatically advanced to the World Series; since then each league has conducted a championship series (ALCS and NLCS) preceding the World Series to determine which teams will advance.

List of American League pennant winners

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Prior to 1969, the American League champion (the "pennant winner") was determined by the best win-loss record at the end of the regular season.
The pennant was presented to the team with the best win–loss record each year through the 1968 season, after which the American League Championship Series (ALCS) was introduced to decide the pennant winner.

American League Division Series

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In 1994, the league was restructured into three divisions, with the three division winners and a wild-card team advancing to a best-of-five postseason round, known as the American League Division Series (ALDS).
In Major League Baseball, the American League Division Series (ALDS) determines which two teams from the American League will advance to the American League Championship Series.

League Championship Series Most Valuable Player Award

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The winners are listed (1) below in the section on "ALCS results (1969–present)", in the "Series MVP" column, (2) at League Championship Series Most Valuable Player Award, and (3) on the MLB website.
The League Championship Series Most Valuable Player (MVP) award is given in each of the two annual League Championship Series, for the American and National Leagues, to the player deemed to have the most impact on his team's performance.

1969 American League Championship Series

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The 1969 American League Championship Series was the first ALCS held after Major League Baseball adopted the two-division format that season.

Major League Baseball on NBC

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From 1996 to 2000, the network's league coverage was reduced to postseason games (three Division Series games in prime time, the American League Championship Series in even-numbered years, and the National League Championship Series and World Series in odd-numbered years), as well as the All-Star Game in even-numbered years (during years when NBC did not hold the rights to the World Series).

1970 American League Championship Series

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The 1970 American League Championship Series was a match-up between the East Division champion Baltimore Orioles and the West Division champion Minnesota Twins.

1971 American League Championship Series

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The 1971 American League Championship Series was a matchup between the East Division Champion Baltimore Orioles and the West Division Champion Oakland A's.

1972 American League Championship Series

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The 1972 American League Championship Series took place between October 7 and 12, 1972.

1969 Baltimore Orioles season

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After the regular season, the Orioles went on to the inaugural American League Championship Series, where they faced the Minnesota Twins.

1973 American League Championship Series

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The 1973 American League Championship Series took place between October 6 and 11, 1973.

1972 Oakland Athletics season

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In the playoffs, they defeated the Detroit Tigers in a five-game ALCS, followed by a seven-game World Series, in which they defeated the Cincinnati Reds for their first World Championship since 1930, when the club was in Philadelphia.

1973 Oakland Athletics season

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The A's went on to defeat the Baltimore Orioles in the ALCS for their second straight AL Championship, and won the World Series in seven games over the New York Mets to take their second consecutive World Championship.

1974 American League Championship Series

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The 1974 American League Championship Series was a best-of-five matchup between the East Division Champion Baltimore Orioles and the West Division Champion Oakland A's.

1975 American League Championship Series

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The 1975 American League Championship Series pitted the Boston Red Sox against the three-time defending world champion Oakland Athletics for the right to advance to the 1975 World Series.

1976 American League Championship Series

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The 1976 American League Championship Series was won by the New York Yankees, who defeated the Kansas City Royals, 3–2.

Major League Baseball postseason

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The American League Championship Series (ALCS) is a best-of-seven series played in October in the Major League Baseball postseason that determines the winner of the American League (AL) pennant.
The winners of the American League Championship Series (ALCS) and the National League Championship Series (NLCS) play each other in the best-of-seven World Series.

1977 American League Championship Series

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The 1977 American League Championship Series was a five-game series played between October 5 and 9, 1977, at Yankee Stadium (Games 1–2), and Royals Stadium (3–5).

1978 American League Championship Series

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The 1978 American League Championship Series was held between the New York Yankees and the Kansas City Royals for the third consecutive year.

1979 American League Championship Series

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The 1979 American League Championship Series was a best-of-five series that pitted the East Division champion Baltimore Orioles against the West Division champion California Angels, who were making their first postseason appearance.

1980 American League Championship Series

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The 1980 American League Championship Series featured the Kansas City Royals facing the team that had defeated them three straight years in the ALCS from 1976–78, the New York Yankees.

1981 American League Championship Series

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The 1981 American League Championship Series was a best-of-five series between the New York Yankees and the Oakland Athletics.

1982 American League Championship Series

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The 1982 American League Championship Series was played between the Milwaukee Brewers and the California Angels from October 5 to 10, 1982.

1982 Milwaukee Brewers season

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The 1982 Milwaukee Brewers season resulted in the team winning its first and only American League Championship.