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1967 Baseball Season

More 1967 Baseball Season Highlights

In 1967, the St. Louis Cardinals won the World Series in seven games, their second championship in four years. Find this and other highlights below.

  • Hank Aaron leads the National League in home runs (39), slugging (.573), and total bases (344).
  • White Sox pitchers Joe Horlen, Gary Peters, and Tommy John finish one-two-four in ERA in American League, Horlen leading at 2.06.
  • Yankees finish ninth in 1967 and are last in the American League in runs (522).
  • American League BA is down to .236, as Red Sox are only team to hit above .243.
  • Charley Finley is called a "menace to baseball" by KC's Hawk Harrelson; Finley then lets Harrelson leave as a free agent.
  • White Sox finish only 3 games out with a club that has a .225 team average and no regulars who hit above .241.
  • Ninth-place Astros are the only team in major league with a staff ERA above 4.00.
  • Owners create the Player Relations Committee to cope with burgeoning Players Association.
  • Minnesota's Rod Carew is 1967 American League Rookie of the Year.
  • Boston's George Scott wins first of American League record eight Gold Gloves by a first baseman.
  • Bill Mazeroski wins the last of a National League record eight Gold Gloves by a second baseman.
  • Mazeroski tops National League second basemen in DPs a record eighth consecutive year.
  • Cardinal Curt Flood's record streak of 568 consecutive errorless chances in the outfield ends.
  • Roberto Clemente tops National League outfielders in assists a record fifth consecutive year.
  • Mets use National League record 54 players in a vain effort to escape the cellar.
  • White Sox use a record four pinch runners in an inning on September 16.
  • Boston trades Tony Horton and Don Demeter to Cleveland for Gary Bell.
  • Pittsburgh trades Don Money and three other players to the Phils for Jim Bunning.
  • 1967 World Series winner's share is below $10,000 for the last time.
  • Dean Chance wins 20 games and tops American League in CGs (18) and innings (284).
  • Jim Lonborg leads American League in Ks (246).
  • Jim Wynn sets Astros record with 37 homers.
  • Mickey Lolich loses ten in a row, a Tigers record.
  • Lou Brock tops National League in runs (113) and steals (52).
  • Rusty Staub of Houston tops major league with 44 doubles.
  • Vada Pinson leads majors with 13 triples.
  • Chicago's Ron Santo leads National League in walks with 96.
  • Phillie Dick Allen has National League's top OBP (.404).
  • Harmon Killebrew ties Yaz for homer crown (44), leads major league in walks (131).
  • Tony Oliva tops American League in doubles (34).
  • Oriole Paul Blair's 12 triples lead American League.
  • Bert Campaneris repeats as steals champ in American League (55).
  • Jim Bunning, pitching for the Phils, leads the major league with 302 innings and 253 Ks, and ties for ML lead with six shutouts.
  • Atlanta's Phil Niekro tops National League in ERA (1.87).
  • Rookie Dick Hughes of Cards leads National League in win pct. (.727).
  • Ted Abernathy, now with the Reds, paces major league with 28 saves.
  • Minnie Rojas of the Angels leads American League with 27 saves.
  • Joe Horlen leads the American League in win pct. (.731) and ERA (2.06).
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