1967 World Series

The Boston Red Sox finally returned to the "Big Show" after a grueling twenty-one year absence to face a much more experienced Cardinals team. The National League champions had steamrolled over their competition and finished with an impressive 10½ game margin over the rest of the National League. Ending up ninth in '66, the American Leaguers finished in first after a close four team pennant chase. Despite the neck-and-neck marathon, rookie manager Dick Williams' team held on to complete the season one game ahead of both the Detroit Tigers and Minnesota Twins and three games in front of the Chicago White Sox.

Bob Gibson remained the "Redbirds" biggest threat, winning ninteen, twenty and twenty-one games in the previous three years although he totaled a mere thirteen regular-season victories in '67. The Cardinals, sparked by Orlando Cepeda (twenty-five home runs, one-hundred eleven runs batted in and a .325 batting mark) gave Red Schoendienst a pennant in his third year as the St. Louis manager. Other key contributors included outfielders Curt Flood (a .335 hitter), Lou Brock (fifty-two stolen bases), twenty-nine year-old rookie righthander Dick Hughes (sixteen victories) and young pitchers Nelson Briles and Steve Carlton. On the Boston side, Carl Yastrzemski boasted the Triple Crown (forty-four home runs, one-hundred twenty-one RBIs and a .326 avg.) and was balanced by Jim Lonborg who won twenty-two games (ten more than any other pitcher in the rotation).

As Game 1 opened in the picturesque Fenway Park, Gibson went up against Jose Santiago in what would be a hitter's nightmare. The Cardinal ace struck out ten batters and only allowed six hits all day in the 2-1 victory. Roger Maris, (obtained from the New York Yankees in December 1966) knocked in both of St. Louis' runs with third and seventh-inning grounders. Game 2 however, belonged to the "Beantown Bombers" as Yastrzemski nailed two homers and Lonborg pitched no-hit ball for 7 2/3 innings before winding up with a one hit (Julian Javier's double), 5-0 masterpiece. As the Series shifted to St. Louis' Busch Memorial Stadium, the home team answered back with 5-2 and 6-0 victories. Game 3 foiled Boston's best efforts as Nelson Briles' seven hitter and Mike Shannon's two run blast proved to be the decisive factors, while Gibson's five hit hurling and two RBIs apiece by Maris and Tim McCarver kept the "Redbirds" up in Game 4.

Lonborg returned for Game 5 after an outstanding effort in the second outing and nothing changed as the twenty-five year-old righty tossed two hit, shutout ball over 8 2/3 innings, then settled for a 3-1 decision when Maris knocked a last-desperate homer to right. Going for the clincher, the visiting team took a 2-1 lead going into the fourth inning when Dick Hughes (who led the National League with a .727 winning percentage) gave up a record three homers in a single inning. Yastrzemski led off the fourth with a long drive over the wall in left-center and, two outs later, rookie Reggie Smith and Rico Petrocelli both hammered consecutive shots. Brock managed to tie the game four-all with a two run homer in the seventh, but Boston retaliated with four runs of their own and went on for the 8-4 triumph.

Game 7 promised to be a "gunslingers" shootout as Gibson and Lonborg met for the final duel. Both pitchers were 2-0 in the Series with Gibson giving up four hits in eighteen innings and Lonborg surrendering a single run and four hits in his eighteen. Pitching on three days rest (to his rivals two) the Cardinal ace clearly dominated the finale, permitting only three hits, striking out ten batters and even adding a homerun blast of his own in the fifth. Julian Javier added a three run shot off Lonborg in the sixth and Gibson cruised to the decisive 7-2 victory. He now boasted a 5-1 record and a 2.00 ERA in World Series competition, with fifty-seven strikeouts in fifty-four innings and only thirty-seven hits allowed.

Baseball Almanac Top Quote

"The talented Cardinals, led by Orlando Cepeda and Lou Brock, cruised to the National League pennant despite losing ace Bob Gibson for two months with a broken leg. The Red Sox, meanwhile, achieved "the impossible dream" after going from ninth place in 1966 to first in 1967, clinching their first pennant since 1946 on the final day of the regular season." - MLB Website

1967 World Series

1967 World Series Program St. Louis Cardinals Version

1967 World Series Official Program
St. Louis Cardinals Version

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1967 World Series Official Program
Boston Red Sox Version

St. Louis Cardinals (4) vs Boston Red Sox (3)

Game 1
Date / Box Score
Location
1 st Pitch
From
To
William D. Eckert ( Commissioner )
Undetermined
Attendance
34,796
Game 2
Date / Box Score
Location
Attendance
35,188
Game 3
Date / Box Score
Location
Busch Stadium
1 st Pitch
Klint Betz (United Fund Poster Boy, 1967)
Attendance
54,575
National Anthem
Gerald Hutton (Public School Teacher)
Game 4
Date / Box Score
Location
Busch Stadium
1 st Pitch
From
To
Attendance
54,575
National Anthem
Marty Bronson (Singer / TV Personality)
Game 5
Date / Box Score
Location
Busch Stadium
1 st Pitch
From
To
Attendance
54,575
National Anthem
Mary Schoendienst ( Red Schoendienst Wife)
Game 6
Date / Box Score
Location
1 st Pitch
From
To
Robert P. Blanchett (USMC Corporal)
Attendance
35,188
Game 7
Date / Box Score
Location
Attendance
35,188
1967 World Series Fast Facts

1967 World Series
Game 1

Line Score / Box Score

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
St. Louis 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 10 0
Boston 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 6 0
Bob Gibson (W)
-
Jose Santiago (L)
John Wyatt (8 th )
None Jose Santiago (3 rd )

1967 World Series
Game 2

Line Score / Box Score

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
St. Louis 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Boston 0 0 0 1 0 1 3 0 x 5 9 0
Dick Hughes (L)
Ron Willis (6 th )
Joe Hoerner (7 th )
Jack Lamabe (7 th )
Jim Lonborg (W)
-
-
-
None
-
Carl Yastrzemski (4 th )
Carl Yastrzemski (7 th )

1967 World Series
Game 3

Line Score / Box Score

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Boston 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 7 1
St. Louis 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 x 5 10 0
Gary Bell (L)
Gary Waslewski (3 rd )
Lee Stange (6 th )
Dan Osinski (8 th )
Nelson Briles (W)
-
-
-
Reggie Smith (7 th ) Mike Shannon (2 nd )

1967 World Series
Game 4

Line Score / Box Score

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Boston 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
St. Louis 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 x 6 9 0
Jose Santiago (L)
Gary Bell (1 st )
Jerry Stephenson (3 rd )
Dave Morehead (5 th )
Ken Brett (8 th )
Bob Gibson (W)
-
-
-
-
None None

1967 World Series
Game 5

Line Score / Box Score

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Boston 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 3 6 1
St. Louis 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 3 2
Jim Lonborg (W)
-
-
-
Steve Carlton (L)
Ray Washburn (7 th )
Ron Willis (9 th )
Jack Lamabe (9 th )
None Roger Maris (9 th )

1967 World Series
Game 6

Line Score / Box Score

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
St. Louis 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 4 8 0
Boston 0 1 0 3 0 0 4 0 x 8 12 1
Dick Hughes
Ron Willis (4 th )
Nelson Briles (5 th )
Jack Lamabe (L, 7 th )
Joe Hoerner (7 th )
Larry Jaster (7 th )
Ray Washburn (7 th )
Hal Woodeshick (8 th )
Gary Waslewski
John Wyatt (W, 6 th )
Gary Bell (S, 8 th )
-
-
-
-
-
Lou Brock (7th)
-
-
-
Rico Petrocelli (2 nd )
Carl Yastrzemski (4 th )
Reggie Smith (4 th )
Rico Petrocelli (4 th )

1967 World Series
Game 7

Line Score / Box Score

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
St. Louis 0 0 2 0 2 3 0 0 0 7 10 1
Boston 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 2 3 1
Bob Gibson (W)
-
-
-
-
Jim Lonborg (L)
Jose Santiago (7 th )
Dave Morehead (9 th )
Dan Osinski (9 th )
Ken Brett (9 th )
Bob Gibson (5 th )
Julian Javier (6 th )
None
-

1967 World Series

St. Louis Cardinals

Composite Hitting Statistics

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p
of
p
1b
of
ph
p
p
p
p
2b
p
of
ss
c
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2
7
1
7
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1
3
2
2
1
7
3
7
7
7
3
7
1
3
2
3
1
0
3
29
1
29
28
1
11
0
3
0
25
0
26
19
24
3
24
1
2
0
0
0
0
0
12
0
3
5
0
1
0
0
0
9
0
10
3
3
0
5
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
2
0
2
1
0
0
0
0
0
3
0
1
0
1
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
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0
0
0
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1
0
0
0
1
0
1
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
8
0
1
2
0
1
0
0
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2
0
3
1
3
0
3
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
3
0
1
3
0
1
0
0
0
4
0
7
1
2
0
2
0
0
0
0
0
.000
.000
.414
.000
.103
.179
.000
.091
.000
.000
.000
.360
.000
.385
.158
.125
.000
.208
.000
.000
.000
.000
.000
0
0
2
0
0
3
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
3
4
2
0
1
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
3
0
4
3
0
2
0
3
0
6
0
1
1
2
0
4
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
7
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Totals
229
51
11
2
5
25
24
.223
17
30
7

1967 World Series

Boston Red Sox

Composite Hitting Statistics

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2b-3
p
p
3b-3
c
of
c
3b-4
p
p
p
ss
c
p
1b
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of
p
p
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of-1
p
p
of
5
5
3
2
6
2
4
7
6
3
2
2
7
1
3
7
3
7
1
1
7
2
2
2
7
16
13
0
0
15
2
13
18
18
9
0
0
20
2
2
26
3
24
0
0
13
2
1
0
25
2
4
0
0
2
0
1
2
7
0
0
0
4
0
1
6
1
6
0
0
2
0
0
0
10
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
1
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
2
0
1
0
0
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
3
0
2
0
0
2
0
0
0
2
0
0
0
3
0
1
3
0
3
0
0
1
0
0
0
4
1
1
0
0
1
0
1
1
1
0
0
0
3
0
1
0
1
3
0
0
0
0
0
0
5
.125
.308
.000
.000
.133
.000
.077
.111
.389
.000
.000
.000
.200
.000
.500
.231
.333
.250
.000
.000
.154
.000
.000
.000
.400
0
0
0
0
1
0
1
1
1
0
0
0
3
0
0
3
0
2
0
0
1
0
0
0
4
3
1
0
0
4
2
3
2
3
7
0
0
8
1
1
6
0
2
0
0
2
1
1
0
1
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Totals
222
48
6
1
8
21
19
.216
17
49
1

1967 World Series

St. Louis Cardinals

Composite Pitching Statistics

1
0
3
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
1
0
1
0
0
0
2
1
3
2
2
1
3
2
3
1
1
1
3
0
2
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
3
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
11.0
6.0
27.0
0.2
9.0
0.1
2.2
2.1
1.0
1.0
1.64
0.00
1.00
40.50
5.00
0.00
6.75
0.00
27.00
0.00
7
3
14
4
9
2
5
1
2
1
4
5
26
0
7
0
4
2
1
0
2
0
3
3
5
0
2
0
3
0
1
2
5
1
3
0
0
1
4
0
Totals
4
3
20
7
4
0
1
61.0
2.66
48
49
18
17

1967 World Series

Boston Red Sox

Composite Pitching Statistics

0
0
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
1
0
1
0
0
2
0
0
0
0
3
2
3
2
2
3
1
1
2
2
1
0
3
0
0
2
0
0
1
0
0
0
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
5.1
1.1
24.0
3.1
1.1
9.2
2.0
2.0
8.1
3.2
5.06
0.00
2.63
0.00
6.75
5.59
0.00
9.00
2.16
4.91
8
0
14
0
2
16
3
3
4
1
1
1
11
3
0
6
0
0
7
1
3
0
7
0
1
6
0
2
2
2
1
1
2
4
0
3
0
1
2
3
Totals
3
4
21
7
2
1
1
61.0
3.39
51
30
23
17
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Bob Gibson was the starting pitcher for Game 1 , Game 4 and Game 7 . During each of those contests he pitched a complete game, won all three, and had a shutout. Other pitchers with three victories in a seven-game Series include:

Did you know that the World Series Most Valuable Player Awards were split during this particular Series? Bob Gibson won the Sport Magazine Award and Lou Brock won the Babe Ruth Award. Who would you have selected? Share your opinion on Baseball Fever .

When it was over, Jim Lonborg - the first Red Sox pitcher to win a Cy Young Award - said, "Pitching in the World Series is the greatest. There is so much adrenaline flowing, you completely forget all of the aches and pains that have built up during the season, and you just go after it."

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