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1967 Baseball Season

1967 Baseball Season Highlights
The 1967 baseball season featured 500th homers by two players -- Mickey Mantle and Eddie Mathews -- while Harmon Killebrew and Carl Yastrzemski tied for the American League home run crown. Below, you will find the highlights from the 1967 baseball season:
  • The Cards breeze to a National League pennant.
  • The Red Sox win the American League flag on the last day in four-team race.
  • The Cards win the 1967 World Series in seven games.
  • Bob Gibson wins three Series games for the Cards despite missing a third of the season with a broken leg.
  • Jim Lonborg wins two games for the Red Sox in 1967 Series, but is beaten in game seven when he pitches on three days' rest.
  • Cardinal Lou Brock hits .414, steals a Series record seven bases, and scores eight runs.
  • Carl Yastrzemski hits .400 for Red Sox, and cracks three homers.
  • Yaz is the near-unanimous 1967 American League Most Valuable Player after winning Triple Crown (.326 BA, 44 homers, 121 RBI).
  • Yaz leads the American League in runs (112), hits (189), total bases (360), runs produced (189), OBP (.421), and SA (.622).
  • St. Louis' Orlando Cepeda wins the 1967 National League Most Valuable Player Award.
  • Tom Seaver wins a club record 16 games for the Mets.
  • Seaver named 1967 National League Rookie of the Year.
  • Boston's Tony Conigliaro is beaned by Angel Jack Hamilton; his vision is impaired and he's out of the game until 1969.
  • The Twins lead the American League by one game with two to play, but they lose their last two games to Boston at Fenway.
  • The Tigers also finish one game out, as they split two doubleheaders with the Angels on the last two days of the season.
  • The Red Sox jump from ninth place in 1966 to first in 1967 -- the first team to do so in the 20th Century.
  • Two Cy Young Awards are given for the first time.
  • Jim Lonborg is the easy Cy Young winner in the American League.
  • San Francisco's Mike McCormick wins the 1967 National League Cy Young and leads loop with 22 wins.
  • National League wins the longest game in All-Star history, 2-1 in 15 innings at Anaheim, as Red Tony Perez homers to win it.

    1967 Baseball Season Highlights
    Tony Perez knocked
    102 home runs in the
    1967 season.

  • Al Kaline wins last of ten Gold Gloves as American League outfielder.
  • Mickey Mantle hits his 500th homer on May 13.
  • The Mets trade Bill Denehy and $100,000 to Washington in order to obtain Gil Hodges as their manager.
  • Don Wilson of Houston no-hits Atlanta on June 18.
  • Dean Chance of Minnesota no-hits Cleveland on August 25.
  • Joe Horlen of Chicago no-hits Detroit on Sept. 10.
  • On April 30, Orioles Steve Barber and Stu Miller lose a combined no-hitter to Detroit 2-1 in nine innings.
  • Whitey Ford retires with .690 career win pct., the best in history among 200-game winners, as he compiles a 236-106 record.
  • Ford retires with a 2.74 career ERA, the lowest of any pitcher active exclusively since the end of the dead-ball era.
  • While on leave during military service, Cubs pitcher Ken Holtzman posts a 9-0 record.
  • Cleveland pitchers fan an American League record 1,189 hitters.
  • Eddie Mathews hits his 500th homer on July 14.
  • Television revenue is now up to $25 million.

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