The 1967 AL Pennant Race – Part 28 – Twins play to a crowd of 51,144

Milwaukee baseball fans fill the stands, and send a message to Major League Baseball, when the Chicago White Sox and Minnesota Twins played an exhibition game at County Stadium on July 24, 1967. This photo was published on the front page of the July 25, 1967, Milwaukee Sentinel.

The Minnesota Twins beat the Chicago White Sox 2-1 in Milwaukee’s County Stadium but the game did not count in the standings, it was just an exhibition game. There were 51,144 baseball fans in the stands, about 3,000 more watched from the outfield where they were roped in and an estimated 5,000 more were turned away.

The White and Twins were scheduled to play the game at County Stadium in Milwaukee in a game sponsored by the Milwaukee Brewers, the organization trying to get another team for Milwaukee after the Braves moved to Atlanta after the 1965 season. A name Twins fans may recognize Allan (Bud) Selig was the president of that organization.

When Milwaukee auditioned to return to the big leagues — in 1967 (Some great pictures in this story in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)

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Twins_WSox_exib_p2   (Includes box score)

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

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