Baseball in 1967

Baseball in 1967

The St. Louis Cardinals won the World Series in 1967. During the regular season Tony Perez made headlines when his 15th inning home run gave the NL a 2-1 victory in the All-Star Game, the longest ASG in history.

Willie McCovey connected for three grand slams to lead both leagues. Pete Rose enjoyed the campaign’s longest hitting streak by batting safely in 25 consecutive games. May 3-29.

Micky Mantle and Eddie Mathews became the 6th and 7th players in history to reach the 500 HR mark.

On the mound, Astros’ Don Wilson fanned 15 in a 2-0 no hitter vs the Braves June 18, 1967.

White Sox’ Joel Horlen handcuffed the Tigers in 6-0 no-hitter on September 10. Twins’ Dean Chance pitched a rain-abbreviated 5 inning no-hitter on August 6th against the Red Sox and a regulation 9-inning gem against Cleveland, August 25.

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Orioles’ Steve Barber and Stu Miller combined for a no-hitter in a losing effort against the Tigers on April 30th.

The crowning achievement of 1967 was accomplished by Carl Yastrzemski who won the AL’s Triple Crown. “Yaz” tied for the league lead with Harmon Killebrew at 44 HR’s while standing alone with a .326 average and 112 RBI.

1967 MLB Standings

1967
NATIONAL LEAGUE
TEAM
W
L
PCT.
GB
St. Louis Cardinals
101
60
.627
San Francisco Giants
91
71
.562
10.5
Chicago Cubs
87
74
.540
14
Cincinnati Reds
87
75
.537
14.5
Philadelphia Phillies
82
80
.506
19.5
Pittsburgh Pirates
81
81
.500
20.5
Atlanta Braves
77
85
.475
24.5
Los Angeles Dodgers
73
89
.451
28.5
Houston Astros
69
93
.426
32.5
New York Mets
61
101
.377
40.5
1967
AMERICAN LEAGUE
TEAM
W
L
PCT.
GB
Boston Red Sox
92
70
.568
Detroit Tigers
91
71
.562
1
Minnesota Twins
91
71
.562
1
Chicago White Sox
89
73
.549
3
California Angels
84
77
.522
7.5
Baltimore Orioles
76
85
.472
15.5
Washington Senators
76
85
.472
15.5
Cleveland Indians
75
87
.463
17
New York Yankees
72
90
.444
20
Kansas City Athletics
62
99
.385
29.5

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Last modified: Apr 07, 2013 | Written by Paul Phipps