1967 AL Pennant Race – Part 30 – Race continues, five teams within five games

In their final July game the Twins were helpless against Lee Stange, a former Twins pitcher and current Red Sox starter. Stange had a perfect game going until Harmon Killebrew singled with two out in the seventh inning at Fenway Park. The Twins final two hits took place in the ninth but Stange retired Tony Oliva and Killebrew on fly balls and he and the Red Sox closed out the 4-0 win. The Boston crew had only 4 hits themselves but three of them including a 3 run home run belonged to Carl Yastrzemski and Stange had the other Boston hit. Even though the Sox lost the five game series three games to two they held on to second place just 2 games out of the lead.

Star Tribune Aug 1 1967

With 2/3 of the 1967 season in their rear-view mirror the Twins find themselves with a 53-47 record, good enough for fourth place tie and 5 games behind the league leading White Sox. With 17 wins and 13 losses in July the Twins scored 122 runs and held the opposition to just 94 runs.


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 1967 AL Pennant Race – Part 30 – Race continues, five teams within five games

  1. Scott says:

    Really cool to follow this. 1967 was my first year in Minnesota and also as a Twins fan. I described that year to my kids as BC (before cable). We only got 1 tv station back then but they carried most of the Twins games and if they weren’t on tv, listening on the radio was almost as good. Thanks!

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