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.
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
|St. Louis Cardinals|
|San Francisco Giants|
|Los Angeles Dodgers|
|New York Mets|
|Boston Red Sox|
|Chicago White Sox|
|New York Yankees|
|Kansas City Athletics|