The 1967 AL Pennant Race – Part 24 – Twins take two from White Sox

After the White Sox took the first two games from the Minnesota Twins, 31, 141 fans packed White Sox Park to see the home town nine take two more from the visiting Twins. But, it was not to be, after spotting the Whitey’s a one run lead the Twins tied it in the fourth inning and then scored 2 in the 5th, 6th, and 8th innings and held on for a 7-4 win in game one. Jim Kaat hit his first home run of the season.  Zoilo Versalles had 3 hits and Rich Rollins, Bob Allison and Jim Kaat each had 2 hits. Jim Kaat took home the win and Ron Kline registered the save. Box Score

In game two the Twins were out hit 8 to 6 but managed to out score the White Sox 5 to 1 and a double-header sweep was in the books. Dave Boswell was credited with the victory to even his record at 8-8 and Al Worthington notched his 12th save of the season. When the day was done the Twins still found themselves in third place but now only 2.5 games behind the league leading WSox but only a half game behind the Tigers at the All-Star break. Box Score

Pitcher Dean Chance along with Harmon Killebrew, Tony Oliva and Rod Carew (who missed the week-end series due to military obligations) left for the All-Star game in Anaheim after the DH was complete and were accompanied by manager Cal Ermer and owner Calvin Griffith.

 

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

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2 Responses to The 1967 AL Pennant Race – Part 24 – Twins take two from White Sox

  1. Oldgoat_MN says:

    Looking at that AL table it’s interesting to see that no team had allowed as many runs (RA) as the Twins had scored (RS). Also, no team had scored as few runs as the White Sox had allowed.
    When I look here (http://www.fangraphs.com/leaders.aspx?pos=all&stats=pit&lg=al&qual=y&type=8&season=1967&month=0&season1=1967&ind=0&team=0&rost=&age=&filter=&players=), I see that in pitching WAR that season ended with Dean Chance at #1, Jim Kaat at #2, Jim Merritt at #5 and Dave Boswell at #10. No other team had more than one pitcher in the top ten.

    Yes, I know how it ends, but I am really enjoying this series.
    Thanks John

    • jjswol says:

      Thank you, to me it is also very interesting because I was in the Navy during that time and did not get to follow the season as well as I would have liked.

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