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The 1967 AL Pennant Race – Part 17 – Twins open 13 game home stand against division leading WSox

The 32-32 Minnesota Twins who are 7 games out of first open a 13 game home stand against the first place Chicago White Sox on Friday, June 23. A crowd of 30,100 fans, the largest since opening day show up … Continue reading

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The 1967 AL Pennant Race – Part 14 – Tigers score 10 in the sixth, Carew and Boswell

AL Standings after play on June 15, 1967 Between June 1 and June 15 the Twins fired (Sam Mele) and hired a manager (Cal Ermer) and went 10-6 playing all but one of the games at the friendly confines of … Continue reading

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The 1967 AL Pennant Race – Part 12 – Dean Chance and the no-hitter that wasn’t and the 1967 draft

Dean Chance is perfect for five innings The following story that was written for the SABR Games Project about Dean Chance’s five inning no-hitter that turned out not to be a no-hitter after the fact was written by local sports … Continue reading

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The 1967 AL Pennant Race – Part 9 – Chance, cold weather, injuries mount, “wringer cure” fails, Tovar, team mired in sixth place

    Between May 16 and June 1 the Twins went 10-7 playing all but three games on the road in Chicago, California, Kansas City, New York and Boston. During that same time period Twins starter Dean Chance was on … Continue reading

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Sam Mele – First Twins manager to take team to a World Series gone at the age of 95

Sabath Anthony “Sam” Mele was born in Astoria, New York on January 21, 1922 and passed away in his home in Quincy, Massachusetts this past Monday at the age of 95. Sam Mele‘s parents were born in Avellino, Italy although … Continue reading

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The 1967 AL Pennant Race – Part 4 – pitching & defense and a rodeo bronc rider

The 1966 Minnesota Twins finished the season in second place with a 89-73 record, a full nine games behind the AL pennant winning Baltimore Orioles and they were looking to regain the pennant they felt should have been theirs for … Continue reading

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No-hitters and near no-hitters in Twins history

Since the Twins started play in April of 1961 there have been 148 complete game no-hitters thrown in the majors, Minnesota Twins pitchers have thrown five of them. Rk Player Date Opp Rslt App,Dec IP R BB SO Pit BF … Continue reading

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Dean Chance passes away at the age of 74

It has been reported that Dean Chance died of a heart attack at the age of 74 yesterday in his hometown of Wooster, Ohio. Chance was born in Wooster on June 1, 1941 and went on to attend Northwestern High … Continue reading

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According to ELIAS

Ricky Nolasco earned career win #100 in the Twins’ win over the Red Sox. Nolasco is the 14th pitcher to earn career win #100 while wearing a Twins uniform, and ten of them did it in a home game. Some … Continue reading

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Shutouts – For and against the Twins

Twins shutout leaders (8 or more innings) Rk Player #Matching W L GS IP H BB SO WHIP SB CS 1 Bert Blyleven 29 29 0 29 263.0 132 42 209 0.66 11 17 2 Jim Kaat 23 23 0 … Continue reading

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