1967 World Series
Infobox World Series Expanded
year = 1967
St. Louis Cardinals(4)
champion_games = 101-60, .627, GA: 10½
Boston Red Sox(3)
runnerup_games = 92-70, .568, GA: 1
October 4– October 12
Bob Gibson(2nd time)
Curt Gowdy, Ken Coleman(Game 1-2, 6-7), and Harry Caray(Game 3-5)
radio_network = NBC
Pee Wee Reese, Harry Caray(Game 1-2, 6-7), and Ken Coleman(Game 3-5)
Johnny Stevens(AL), Al Barlick(NL), Ed Runge(AL), Augie Donatelli(NL), Frank Umont(AL), Paul Pryor(NL)
HOFers = Cardinals:
Red Schoendienst‡ (mgr.), Lou Brock, Steve Carlton, Orlando Cepeda, Bob Gibson.
Dick Williams(mgr.), Carl Yastrzemski.
‡ elected as a player.
The 1967 World Series matched the
St. Louis Cardinalsagainst the Boston Red Sox, with the Cardinals winning in seven games for their second championship in four years and their eighth overall. The Series was played from October 4to October 12in Fenway Parkand Busch Memorial Stadium.
Pitching dominated this World Series, with
Bob Gibsonleading the Cardinals. Cy Young winner Jim Lonborgpitched the decisive final game of the regular season, so he was unable to start Game 1. Gibson cemented his reputation as an unhittable postseason pitcher in this series, allowing only three total runs over three complete games. His efforts allowed the Cardinals to triumph despite the batting of Yastrzemski (.500 OBP, .840 SLG), and pitching of Lonborg, who allowed only one run in each of his complete-game wins in Games 2 and 5.
The decisive Game 7 featured Gibson and Lonborg facing each other for the first time in the series, but Lonborg was starting on only two days' rest, and was unable to compete with Gibson, who only allowed three hits over the course of a complete game. The final score was 7-2, in favor of the Cardinals.
This was the first year since 1948 that neither the Yankees, the Giants, nor the Dodgers played in the World Series.
Lou Brockstole three bases in Game 7 for a record seven (7) thefts in a 7-game World Series. The Cardinals tied a World Series record by using 8 pitchers in their game 6 loss. Ken Brett, the older brother of George Brett, became the youngest pitcher in World Serieshistory at 19 years, 20 days, when he pitched one inning of relief at the end of Game 4. He also pitched 1/3 of an inning at the end of Game 7. He gave up no hits or runs in either appearance. He was the only left-hander on the Boston pitching staff.
Red Sox catcher
Elston Howardhad the dubious distinction of tying Pee Wee Reese's record for most losing World Series teams (six).
St. Louis catcher
Tim McCarversaid the Boston newspapers made Bob Gibsonangry with their headline "Lonborg and Champagne" that basically declared that Jim Lonborg would win before Game 7.
The two teams met again in the
2004 World Seriesand the Red Sox swept in 4 to break the " Curse of the Bambino".
1967 marked the first time that the
World Series Trophywas presented.
The "Impossible Dream" Red Sox were led by triple crown winner
Carl Yastrzemski, who won the Most Valuable Player award for his 1967 performance. Their pitching staff was anchored by Cy Young Awardwinner Jim Lonborg. The Red Sox reached the World Series by emerging victorious from a dramatic four-team pennant race that revitalized interest in the Red Sox after eight straight losing seasons. Going into the last week of the season, the Red Sox, Tigers, Twins, and White Sox were all within one game of each other in the standings. The White Sox lost their last 5 games (2 to the lowly Kansas City Athletics and 3 to the Washington Senators) to fall out of the race. Meanwhile, the Red Sox and Twins met in Boston for the final two games of the season with Minnesota holding a 1 game lead. Boston swept the Twins, but needed to wait out the result of the Tigers doubleheader with the Angels in Detroit. A Detroit sweep would have enabled them to tie the Red Sox for 1st place. The Tigers won the first game but the Angels won the nightcap, enabling the Red Sox to claim the A.L. pennant.
The Cardinals won 101 games en route to the
National League pennant, with a team featuring All-Stars Orlando Cepeda, Lou Brock, Tim McCarver, and 1964 World Series MVP Bob Gibson, as well as Roger Marisand Curt Flood. 22 year-old Steve Carltonwon 14 games in his first full major league season, beginning what was to be a lengthy career. The Cardinals overcame the absence of Bob Gibson, who missed almost one-third of the season with a broken leg on July 15 (on disabled list, July 16-Sept. 6). Gibson still managed to win 13 games, and while he was out, Nelson Brilesfilled his spot in the rotation brilliantly, winning nine consecutive games as the Cardinals led the N.L. comfortably for most of the season, eventually winning by 10 1/2 games.
St. Louis Cardinals(4) vs AL Boston Red Sox(3)
October 4, 1967at Fenway Parkin Boston, MassachusettsLinescore
Bob Gibson(1-0)|LP= Jose Santiago(0-1)|SV=
Bob Gibson(13-7, 2.98), who sat out July and August with a broken leg, started game one for the Cardinals while twenty-one-year-old Jose Santiago(12-4, 3.59) suited up for the Red Sox. Jose, starting because Sox ace Jim Lonborghad pitched the final day of the regular season, won seven straight second-half games helping Boston stave off the Detroit Tigersand Minnesota Twinsto win the pennant by one game in a tightly fought pennant race.
Pitching was prime as Gibson and Santiago seemed to have their best stuff for this afternoon game at Fenway Park. The Cards got on the board in the top of the 3rd on a lead-off single to center by
Lou Brock, a double by Curt Flood, and a Roger Marisground-out to first scoring Brock from third. The Sox came right back to tie the score in the bottom of the same inning. After Gibson (Bob) struck out Gibson [http://www.baseball-reference.com/g/gibsoru01.shtml (catcher, Russ)] , Santiago helped his own cause by homering to left-center field.
Bob Gibsonwas masterful the rest of the way finishing with ten strikeouts allowing just six hits with one walk. Jose Santiagomatched Gibson until the top of the 7th when Brock again led off with a single to right (his fourth hit), promptly stole second-base, and evenually scored on back-to-back groundouts by Flood and Maris. That run would hold up for a 2-1 Cardinal win but the Red Sox ace, Jim Lonborgwas waiting in the wings to start game two.
October 5, 1967at Fenway Parkin Boston, MassachusettsLinescore
Jim Lonborg(1-0)|LP= [http://www.baseball-reference.com/h/hughedi01.shtml Dick Hughes] (0-1)|SV=
Carl Yastrzemski2 (2)| Jim Lonborgenjoyed his best season as a professional in 1967capturing the Cy Young Awardwith an A.L. best 22 wins (against 7 losses), was tops with 246 strikeouts, and had an impressive earned run averageof 3.16. Lonborg continued his superb pitching starting game two for the Red Soxand for seven and two-thirds innings, the Cardinals could only manage one baserunner, a 7th inning walk by Curt Flood. After Tim McCarverand Mike Shannonled off the 8th with groundouts, Julian Javierturned a Lonborg fastball around, lining a double into the left-field corner breaking up his no-hitter. Bobby Tolan, pinch-hitting for weak-hitting Dal Maxvill, ended the inning by grounding out to second-base. Lonborg retired the side in order in the 9th ending the game as close to perfect, giving up just one hit and one walk while striking out four. Carl Yastrzemskiprovided more than enough offense by solo-homering in the 4th and adding a 3-run shot in the 7th (scoring Jose Tartabulland [http://www.baseball-reference.com/j/jonesda03.shtml Dalton Jones] .) The other Red Soxrun came in the 6th inning on walks to George Scott and Reggie Smithand a run-scoring sacrifice-fly by shortstop Rico Petrocelli. The final score was 5-0 to even up the series at one game apiece with an upcoming journey to St Louis for game three.
October 7, 1967at Busch Stadium II in St. Louis, MissouriLinescore
Nelson Briles(1-0)|LP= Gary Bell(0-1)|SV=
Reggie Smith(1)|HomeHR= Mike Shannon(1)|
After "Sleepwalking in Boston", the
St Louis Cardinalscame out of their hitting slumber and tagged Bostonstarter, Gary Bellfor three runs on five hits in the first two innings of game three. A former 16-game winner for the Cleveland Indians, Bell was an early-season pickup who pitched well in 29 games for the Sox going 12-8 with an ERA of 3.16. But he didn't have his best stuff against Cardinal's starter, twenty-three year old Nelson Briles. Briles, after losing 15 games in 1966, alternated between middle-relief and starting pitching in '67, and finished with a neat 14-win, 5-loss record (.737 winning % - best in the N.L.) and an even neater 2.43 ERA.
The great table-setter
Lou Brockstarted things rolling in the 1st with a triple to left-center. Curt Floodfollowed with a single to center scoring Brock for the game's first run. In the 2nd, Tim McCarverled off with a single to center followed by a Mike Shannontwo-run home run to left. Ineffective Gary Bellwas pinch-hit for in the 3rd inning, replaced by [http://www.baseball-reference.com/w/waslega01.shtml Gary Waslewski] . Waslewski pitched three perfect innings, striking out three before leaving in the 6th for relief pitcher [http://www.baseball-reference.com/s/stangle01.shtml Lee Stange] .
Boston scored their first run in the 6th with
Mike Andrews, (pinch-hitting for Bell), singling to center. Andrews took second on a Tartabull sacrifice, immediately scoring on a [http://www.baseball-reference.com/j/jonesda03.shtml Dalton Jones] basehit to right. But the Cards added some insurance in the bottom of the frame with the disconcerting Brock bunting for a hit, eventually going to third when Stange, attempting a pick-off, threw wild into right-field. Roger Maris, in his next-to-last season, would have a good Series with 10 hits and a home run, scored Brock with a single to right-center.
In the 7th
Reggie Smithwould hit a lead-off home run for Boston, trimming the score to 4-2 but the Cards stifled any further Sox comeback scoring their fifth run in the bottom of the 8th when Maris beat out an infield tap for a single and Orlando Cepedamuscled a double off the wall in right-center making the score 5-2. Briles would finish his complete-game victory with a 1-2-3 ninth, the second out recorded when Reggie Smithwould interfere with McCarver who was trying to catch his pop-up foul down the first-base line. Up two-games to one, St Louis would send Bob Gibsonback to the mound, a Championship within reach.
October 8, 1967at Busch Stadium II in St. Louis, MissouriLinescore
Bob Gibson(2-0)|LP= Jose Santiago(0-2)|SV=|
54,000 plus smiling fans packed
Busch Memorial Stadiumin anticipation of yet another Bob Gibsonpost-season, pitching gem. Gibson, never one to disappoint, was as good as advertised. Again, all St Louis needed was a spark from Lou Brockand this time four runs crossed the plate in the 1st inning. Brock started things rolling with a slow-roller to third - nothing [http://www.baseball-reference.com/j/jonesda03.shtml Dalton Jones] could do could match Brock's speed, for an infield-hit. Curt Floodsingled to shallow left and Roger Marispowered-up going the other way, doubling into the left-field corner scoring both base-runners. Orlando Cepedathen hit a sac-fly, Maris advancing to third. Tim McCarverhit a clutch single to right to score Maris. After Mike Shannonfouled out to Rico Petrocellifor the second out, Julian Javierwould single in the hole between short and third followed by .217 lifetime hitter Dal Maxvill's run-scoring single to left for the Cardinal's fourth run. That would be it for game one starter Jose Santiagowho would only last 2/3rd's of an inning this time out. Gary Bellwould relieve, getting the ninth batter of the inning, Bob Gibsonto fly out to left.
Gibson would be on cruise-control the remainder of the game while the Cards would add two more runs off reliever [http://www.baseball-reference.com/s/stephje01.shtml Jerry Stephenson] in the 3rd. Cepeda would double into the left-field corner and move to third on a wild pitch. McCarver would add a 2nd RBI on a sac-fly to center scoring Cepeda. Shannon would walk and score on a
Julian Javierdouble just inside the third-base line. That would be it for the scoring as Gibson would win his second Series game, a 5-hit complete-game that put his Cardinals up, 3 games to 1.
October 9, 1967at Busch Stadium II in St. Louis, MissouriLinescore
Jim Lonborg(2-0)|LP= Steve Carlton(0-1)|SV=
With their backs up against the wall, manager
Dick Williamswould again put his trust in the dependable Jim Lonborg. The twenty-five year old righty would be faced by Steve "Lefty" Carlton. Carlton was a very respectable 14-9 in 30 games with a 2.98 ERA, striking out 168 in 193 innings during the regular season.
The game played out very tentatively; with just one early run scored by Boston in the top of the third. After Lonborg struck-out leading off the inning,
Joe Foystruck a single to left. Mike Andrewsreached safely at first after a sacrifice attempt was fumbled by Cardinal third-baseman Mike Shannon. With two on and one out, Carl Yastrzemskilooked at a third strike for the second out, but Ken Harrelsonfollowed with a clutch single to left scoring Foy.
Pitching with a slight cold (and a paper horseshoe in his back-pocket) Lonborg again sparkled, at one point retiring 12 straight. After a
Roger Marissingle in the 4th, the next batter to reach base was Julian Javierwho got on base in the 8th on an error by Rico Petrocelli. Carlton was just as good but left after six innings of work, replaced by Ray Washburnwho then pitched two scoreless innings.
St Louis Manager
Red Schoendienstmistakenly brought in [http://www.baseball-reference.com/w/williro01.shtml Ron Willis] to pitch the ninth. The Red Soxgreeted Willis by loading the bases on a George Scott walk, a Reggie Smithdouble, and an intentional walk to Rico Petrocelli. [http://www.baseball-reference.com/l/lamabja01.shtml Jack Lamabe] relieved Willis after a 1-0 count on Elston Howardwho promptly popped a single to right scoring Scott. Maris threw high to the plate allowing Smith to score the second run. With the score 3-0 St Louis came to bat in the last of the 9th in a last attempt comeback bid. But Lonborg's luck continued getting Brock and Flood to ground out to second and third respectfully. Maris spoiled the shutout bid by homering over the right-field fence but Orlando Cepedawould end the game on a groundout to third. The Boston Red Soxwere now back in the Series although still down 3 games to 2.
October 11, 1967at Fenway Parkin Boston, MassachusettsLinescore
John Wyatt(1-0)|LP= Jack Lamabe(0-1)|SV= Gary Bell(1)
Lou Brock(1)|HomeHR= Carl Yastrzemski(3), Reggie Smith(2), Rico Petrocelli2 (2)|
Pivotal game six matched rookie [http://www.baseball-reference.com/w/waslega01.shtml Gary Waslewski] (2-2, 3.21) who had only pitched in 12 regular season games, versus one-year wonder [http://www.baseball-reference.com/h/hughedi01.shtml Dick Hughes] (16-6, 2.67) who pitched 3 seasons, winning only twice more in 1968 before retiring due to arm problems.
Rico Petrocelligave the Bostonians an early lead with a 2nd inning blast over the Green Monsterin left field. St Louis came back with two runs in the top of the 3rd when Julian Javierhit a lead-off double off that same "Green Monster". After retiring the next two batters, Waslewski gave up a single to Lou Brock, scoring Javier. Then after a Brock steal, Curt Floodsingled to left, scoring Brock who came home on a great slide.
In the Sox half of the fourth,
Carl Yastrzemski, Reggie Smith, and Rico Petrocelliwould all go long setting a new World Seriesrecord with 3 home runs in the same inning. A demoralized Hughes wouldn't finish the inning and Don Williswould be summoned from the bullpen to get the last out, an Elston Howardgroundout to third.
Waslewski was very "workmanlike", but started to tire in the 6th inning when, after walks to
Roger Marisand Tim McCarver, was replaced by John Wyattwho would get out of the jam retiring Mike Shannonon a popup to short and Petrocelli on a fly to short right. The Cards would come back and hit Wyatt hard in the 7th. After pinch-hitter Bobby Tolanwalked, Lou Brockhit a homer into the right-center field bleachers. Flood and Maris hit long fly-outs to center but their hits stayed in the park to end the inning, St Louis had tied the score at four apiece.
The Red Sox would send ten batters to the plate in the bottom of the 8th inning and regain the lead. Elston Howard would lead off making both the first and last outs but four runs would cross the plate in-between. After all was said and done, the Cardinals would send four pitchers to the mound in the inning and when [http://www.baseball-reference.com/w/woodeha01.shtml Hal Woodeshick] would come in to pitch the 8th, a Series record would be tied with eight (8) pitchers used also setting a two team record of 11 pitchers used. St Louis had one more good chance to win the game loading the bases in the 8th, but highlighted by a great "Yaz" catch in left-center, the Cards couldn't push one across and wouldn't score again going quietly in the ninth;
Gary Bellpitching the last two innings for the save. The Red Sox survived to play another day and the Series was now tied at 3 games apiece.
October 12, 1967at Fenway Parkin Boston, MassachusettsLinescore
Bob Gibson(3-0)|LP= Jim Lonborg(2-1)|SV=
Julian Javier(1), Bob Gibson(1)|
The seventh game again matched the aces,
Bob Gibsonagainst Jim Lonborg. Lonborg was pitching on two-days rest, while Gibson had rested an extra day since his last outing. From the start, it was apparent that Lonborg was struggling. Three Cardinal hits and a wild pitch put St Louis ahead 2-0 in the 3rd inning. Two more scored in the 5th on a home run by Gibson, Lou Brock's single and two stolen bases (his 7th steal - a new Series record), and a Roger Marissacrifice-fly to right. A Boston run in the 5th cut the score to 4-1, but the Red Sox dream was abruptly halted in the 6th on a three-run homer by Julian Javieroff the arm-weary Lonborg. With the 7-2 defeat, Boston's "Impossible Dream" ended one game too soon and the St. Louis Cardinals were World Series Champions for the 8th time.
Only once before had a seventh game of a Series brought together starting pitchers who both had 2-0 won-lost records in that Series. It happened in 1925, when the Washington Senators'
Walter Johnsonpitched against the Pittsburgh Pirates' Vic Aldridge.
1967 World Series (4-3):
St. Louis Cardinals(N.L.) over Boston Red Sox(A.L.)Linescore
St. Louis Cardinals
Boston Red Sox
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* Gibson gave up only 14 hits in his 3 complete games, tying Mathewson's record for fewest hits given up in winning three complete World Series games.
*Neft, David S., and Richard M. Cohen. "The World Series." 1st ed. New York: St Martins, 1990.
*Reichler, Joseph, ed. (1982). "The Baseball Encyclopedia" (5th ed.), p. 2175. MacMillian Publishing. ISBN 0-02-579010-2.
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* [http://www.boston.com/sports/baseball/redsox/articles/2004/10/22/the_impossible_dream_season_was_a_magical_ride_and_revived_hope/ "Boston Globe" article on 1967 World Series]
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