Nats beat Twins 9-7 in 20 innings at the Met – Part 34 – Worthington

The Twins had a long day at the Met on August 9, 1967 but after 5 hours and 40 minutes and 20 innings all they had to show for their efforts was a 9-7 loss at the hands of the Washington Senators. I have attached the first page of the sports page for the day after but there is no box score, must have been too late for that edition. I am including the Box Score link at B-R that you should check out.

No home runs for the Twins but the Senators Frank Howard and Ken McMullen each hit one out at the Met. But it is the relief pitching that is amazing, Senators reliever Darold Knowles went 10 scoreless innings allowing just 3 hits and striking out 10. Twins reliever Al Worthington went 8.2 scoreless innings allowing 2 hits and striking out 8 Senator batters. Interestingly enough, Worthington had pitched the final 2 innings of the game the previous day also. The Twins gave Worthington the next 4 days off….

After all was said and done the Twins were in fourth place and 2.5 games behind the lead leading White Sox. The Red Sox were 1.5 out and the Tigers 2 games out. The California Angels were just one back of Minnesota.


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

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3 Responses to Nats beat Twins 9-7 in 20 innings at the Met – Part 34 – Worthington

  1. John gnazzo says:

    Believe it or not, I went to this game. Got there at 5pm to shag BP homers. Stayed until the 18th inning but had to leave because we were traveling back home to Denver the following Day. Listened to the end of game on the radio though.

  2. jjswol says:

    Thank you for sharing John!

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