Looking ahead to the 1967 baseball season

Fifty years ago the Boston Red Sox won the American League pennant in 1967 in what many think is one of the most if not thee most exciting AL pennant races ever. The Detroit Tigers and Minnesota Twins finished one game back and the Chicago White Sox finished 3 games behind the Red Sox. My plan is to do some postings as the year goes along about the 1967 AL pennant race. I found an article in the April 17, 1967 Sports Illustrated called “RISING DYNASTY FOR THE BIRDS?” that does a recap on each AL team and predicts their chances for the 1967 season. Kind of a fun read. The Boston Red Sox of course played the St. Louis Cardinals in the World Series and lost 4 games to 3.

Carl Yastrzemski won the triple crown in 1967 although he and Twins 1B Harmon Killebrew each had 44 home runs that year. Even though you know how the story ends, it will still be fun reliving it.

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2 Responses to Looking ahead to the 1967 baseball season

  1. Oldgoat_MN says:

    The line saying Boog Powell strikes out a lot because he struck out 125 times almost made me laugh. It wasn’t that long ago that striking out was an embarrassment. Players tried very hard to make contact.

    Good stuff. Thank you

    • jjswol says:

      Boog’s average bounced all over, he wasn’t very consistent but yet he had a career mark of 266 and that is not bad at all. He only struck out 100 or more times once, that was in 1966.

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