The 1967 AL Pennant Race – Part 45 – Kaat hurts elbow as Twins lose to Red Sox 6-4

Standings and scores of the baseball wars on September 30, 1967

Jim Kaat hurts elbow in the third inning and the Red Sox go on to a 6-4 victory and tie Twins for first place with both teams at 91-70. Meanwhile the Tigers split a DH with the Angels and are half a game back with a DH scheduled for tomorrow. The Tigers won the first game by a 5-0 score and were ahead 6-2 after seven innings but the Angels came back with 6 runs in the 8th inning and held on to beat the Bengals 8-6 and claim a split. The White Sox were eliminated yesterday.

Red Sox-Twins- Boston: Jim Kaat (rubbing ball) Twins pitcher, talks to his manager Cal Ermer after complaining about a pain in his elbow in the third inning. Listening in is Zoilo Versalles and umpire Jim Honochick. Kaat pitched two more balls and then was forced to leave the game due to the pain in his elbow. CREDIT: Getty Images

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I know that I just told you how this game with the Boston Red Sox ended up but you can still enjoy this game in its entirety by watching this video of the entire game. I hope you enjoy it, it is supposedly the oldest telecast of a complete MLB game totally in color.

Telecast of September 30, 1967 Minnesota Twins versus Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park

1967 World Series program cover that could have been.

What a pennant race!

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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 45 – Kaat hurts elbow as Twins lose to Red Sox 6-4

  1. Mariam says:

    The memories are vague, but still painful. For that reason, I don’t want the Twins to have to play a do-or-die game in Fenway this year. I’ll take my chances at Yankee Stadium!

    Do you own the program for World Series that never was? I remember, years ago, seeing something like that at the Hall of Fame Museum in Cooperstown, and it stopped me in my tracks…

    • jjswol says:

      Great to hear from you again Mariam. No I do not own the program for the World Series that never was. It was on ebay and I bid on it but it went for more than I was willing to pay. Let’s see what the Twins can do against the Yankees in this one game, I actually have a good feeling about it.

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