The 1967 AL Pennant Race – Part 12 – Dean Chance and the no-hitter that wasn’t and the 1967 draft

Dean Chance

The following story that was written for the SABR Games Project about Dean Chance’s five inning no-hitter that turned out not to be a no-hitter after the fact was written by local sports historian and Minnesota Twins official score-keeper Stew Thornley. 

Dean Chance is perfect for five innings – August 6, 1967

Close, but no cigar: No-hitters not officially recognized



The Twins drafted Oakland high school star third baseman Steve Brye on June 6, 1967 in round 1 and 17 overall. Over 7 seasons with Minnesota Brye appeared in just 537 games, mostly as a pinch-hitter or back-up outfielder.

Later in the 1967 draft the Twins selected and signed RHP Dave Goltz in round 5, RHP Steve Luebber in round 13, and catcher Rick Dempsey in round 15. The Twins drafted LHP Al Hrabosky in round 11 but did not sign him.

The rest of the stories that I have done on the 1967 AL pennant race can be found here.

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