1967 in baseball

The following are the baseball events of the year 1967 throughout the world.

List of years in baseball


Major League Baseball

Other champions

Awards and honors

Statistical leaders

American League National League
Type Name Stat Name Stat
AVG Carl Yastrzemski1 .326 Roberto Clemente .357
HR Carl Yastrzemski1
& Harmon Killebrew
44 Hank Aaron 39
RBI Carl Yastrzemski1 121 Orlando Cepeda 111
Wins Jim Lonborg
& Earl Wilson
22 Mike McCormick 22
ERA Joe Horlen 2.06   Phil Niekro 1.87  
SB Bert Campaneris 44 Lou Brock 52

1American League Triple Crown batting winner.

Major League Baseball Final Standings

American League Final Standings

American League
Club Wins Losses Win %   GB
Boston Red Sox 92 70 .568 --
Detroit Tigers 91 71 .562 1
Minnesota Twins 91 71 .562 1
Chicago White Sox 89 73 .549 3
California Angels 84 77 .522 7.5
Baltimore Orioles 76 85 .472 15.5
Washington Senators 76 85 .472 15.5
Cleveland Indians 75 87 .463 17
New York Yankees 72 90 .444 20
Kansas City Athletics 62 99 .385 29.5

National League Final Standings

National League
Club Wins Losses Win %   GB
St. Louis Cardinals 101 60 .627 --
San Francisco Giants 91 71 .562 10.5
Chicago Cubs 87 74 .540 14
Cincinnati Reds 87 75 .537 14.5
Philadelphia Phillies 82 80 .506 19.5
Pittsburgh Pirates 81 81 .500 20.5
Atlanta Braves 77 85 .475 24.5
Los Angeles Dodgers 73 89 .451 28.5
Houston Astros 69 93 .426 32.5
New York Mets 61 101 .377 40.5





  • September 10 – Joe Horlen of the Chicago White Sox no-hits the Detroit Tigers 6-0, in the first game of a doubleheader at Comiskey Park. The White Sox also shut out the Tigers in the nightcap, with Cisco Carlos gaining his first Major League victory, and pull into a third-place tie with the Tigers and within ​1 12 games of the first-place Minnesota Twins.
  • September 27 – In the tight AL pennant race, the possibility of a four-way tie is eliminated as the Twins and Red Sox both lose (5-1 to California and 6-0 to Cleveland, respectively). Minnesota now has a 91-69 won-lost record and Boston is 90-70, and the only games left for those two teams are two games against each other.
  • September 29 – The White Sox lose 1-0 to the Washington Senators and are eliminated from the AL pennant race. Chicago is now 89-71, and can win a maximum of 91 games, and must finish behind the Twins or the Red Sox (those two teams only have the two games against each other left to play). The only remaining tie possibilities are Twins-Tigers or Red Sox-Tigers.
    • Ferguson Jenkins wins his 20th game of the 1967 season with a 4-1 decision over the Cincinnati Reds in Cincinnati. It was the first of seven 20-win seasons for Jenkins in his career, six of which were with the Cubs.
  • October 1:
    • One of the closest American League pennant races ever enters the season's final day with the Red Sox and Twins tied for first place and the Tigers one-half game back. The Red Sox and Twins play a game against each other, with the winner clinching a tie for the pennant and the loser being eliminated. In that game, eventual American League MVP Carl Yastrzemski goes 4 for 4 as the Red Sox beat the Twins 5-3. The Tigers can tie the Red Sox if they sweep a doubleheader from the California Angels in Detroit. The Tigers win the first game 6-4, but their bullpen fails in the finale and the Angels win 8-5 to give the Red Sox the pennant with no playoff.
    • Today's doubleheader is the second in as many days for the Tigers and the Angels. The doubleheaders are the result of earlier postponements of games which are needed in the deciding of the pennant race. Many years later, also in the AL, there will be a case of a day doubleheader scheduled on the day after a twi-night doubleheader; there will be a player protest to AL president Bobby Brown, who will rule that there will be only one game on the second day.
    • For the first time since 1937 both Chicago teams succeed in winning at least 85 games during the regular season. For the Cubs it was only their 2nd winning season (1963 being the other one) since 1946.
    • In the Minnesota Twins' loss today (to Boston), their third baseman, César Tovar, sets an American League season record by playing in 164 games. Maury Wills holds the NL record at 165 (1962).
  • October 5 – In Game 2 of the World Series, Boston's Jim Lonborg is brilliant as he retires the first 19 Cardinals before walking Curt Flood with one out in the seventh inning. His no-hit bid is broken up with two out in the eighth by a Julián Javier double. Lonborg has to settle for pitching the fourth one-hitter in World Series history as the Red Sox even the series with a 5-0 win.
  • October 12 – In Game Seven of the World Series, the St. Louis Cardinals earn their second World Championship of the decade with a 7–2 victory over pitcher Jim Lonborg and the Boston Red Sox. Pitcher Bob Gibson notches his third win in the Series with a three-hitter, in which he records 10 strikeouts and a fifth-inning home run, while outfielder Lou Brock has two hits and three stolen bases for a record seven steals in a seven-game World Series.
  • October 18: City officials from Kansas City, Oakland and Seattle were invited by Joe Cronin to discuss the A's relocation plans. United States Senator Stuart Symington attended the meeting and discussed the possibility of revoking baseball's antitrust exemption if the A's were allowed to leave Kansas City. The owners began deliberation and after the first ballot, only six owners were in favour of relocation. The owner of Baltimore voted against, while the ownership for Cleveland, New York and Washington had abstained.[1] In the second ballot, the New York Yankees voted in favour of the Athletics relocation to Oakland. To appease all interested parties, the Athletics announced that MLB would expand to Kansas City and Seattle no later than the 1971 MLB season.[2]
  • October 22 – Kansas City Athletics owner Charlie Finley hires Hall of Famer Joe DiMaggio as the team's vicepresident. DiMaggio will also serve as a coach for the newly transplanted Oakland Athletics. DiMaggio needed two more years of baseball service to qualify for the league's maximum pension allowance.[3]
  • November 22 – Minnesota Twins second baseman Rod Carew wins the American League Rookie of the Year Award. Receiving 19 of 20 first place votes, Carew easily outdistances Reggie Smith of the Boston Red Sox.
  • November 29 – The Chicago White Sox reacquire SS Luis Aparicio, along with OF Russ Snyder and 1B/OF John Matias, from the Baltimore Orioles, in exchange for pitchers Bruce Howard and Roger Nelson and IF Don Buford.
















  • January 6 – Joe Haynes, 49, All-Star pitcher who played for the Washington Senators and Chicago White Sox from 1939 through 1948.
  • January 6 – Johnny Keane, 55, manager who won the 1964 World Series with the St. Louis Cardinals and joined the opposing Yankees immediately afterward.
  • January 13 – Charlie Gelbert, 60, infielder for the St. Louis Cardinals, Cincinnati Reds, Detroit Tigers, Washington Senators and Boston Red Sox between 1929 and 1940, who helped the 1931 Cardinals win the World Series.
  • February 10 – Betty Whiting, 41, who played at first base for seven different teams of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League in a span of nine years.
  • February 12 – Bob Rhoads, 87, pitcher for the Chicago Cubs, Cleveland Indians, and St. Louis Cardinals in the early 20th century, who won 22 games and posted a 1.80 ERA in 1906.
  • February 14 – Jimmy Johnston, 77, infielder/outfielder for the Brooklyn Robins, Chicago Cubs & White Sox, and later a coach with the Brooklyn Dodgers.
  • March 4 – Bullet Rogan, 77, pitcher in the Negro Leagues for the Kansas City Monarchs
  • April 7 – Shanty Hogan, 61, catcher for the Boston Braves, New York Giants, and Washington Senators between 1925 and 1936.
  • April 13 – Herb Welch, 66, shortstop for the 1925 Boston Red Sox.
  • April 22 – Bill Salkeld, 50, catcher who hit for the cycle as a rookie for the 1945 Pittsburgh Pirates and was also a member of the 1948 National League champion Boston Braves.


  • May 20 – Senaida Wirth, 40, All-Star shortstop in the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League
  • June 13 – Dick Reichle, 70, outfielder who played from 1922 to 1923 for the Boston Red Sox
  • July 21 – Jimmie Foxx, 59, Hall of Fame first baseman who retired with more career home runs (534) than any player except Babe Ruth; a 3-time MVP and the AL's 1933 triple crown winner, he hit .325 lifetime and played in the first nine All-Star games
  • August 17 – Ray Caldwell, 79, spitball pitcher for the Yankees who was later struck by lightning during a 1919 game while with the Indians; he no-hit the Yankees two weeks later

September -December

  • September 2 – Jack Ryan, 62, outfielder for the 1929 Boston Red Sox
  • September 4 – George Loepp, 65, center fielder for the Boston Red Sox and Washington Senators from 1928 to 1930
  • September 12 – Rollie Zeider, 83, infielder for three Chicago franchises from 1910 to 1918
  • September 14 – Walt Bond, 29, outfielder for the Cleveland Indians, Houston Colt .45s/Astros, and Minnesota Twins between 1960 and 1967
  • September 25 – Phil Geier, 90, outfielder for five teams from 1896 to 1904
  • October 17 – Louise Clapp, 33, All-American Girls Professional Baseball League pitcher
  • November 12 – Cleo Carlyle, 65, outfielder for the Boston Red Sox in the 1920s
  • December 27 – Paul Lehner, 47, outfielder for the St. Louis Browns, Philadelphia Athletics, Chicago White Sox, Cleveland Indians, and Boston Red Sox between 1946 and 1952
  • December 28 – Bill Pertica, 69, pitcher for the Boston Red Sox (1918) and St. Louis Cardinals (1921–23)


  1. ^ Charlie Finley: The Outrageous Story of Baseball's Super Showman, p.113, G. Michael Green and Roger D. Launius. Walker Publishing Company, New York, 2010, ISBN 978-0-8027-1745-0
  2. ^ Charlie Finley: The Outrageous Story of Baseball's Super Showman, p.114, G. Michael Green and Roger D. Launius. Walker Publishing Company, New York, 2010, ISBN 978-0-8027-1745-0
  3. ^ Charlie Finley: The Outrageous Story of Baseball's Super Showman, p.119, G. Michael Green and Roger D. Launius. Walker Publishing Company, New York, 2010, ISBN 978-0-8027-1745-0
1966–67 Cuban National Series

Orientales dethroned four-time champion Industriales to win their only Cuban National Series championship. Four teams finished within three games of first place, as Las Villas and Granjeros limped to the finish line.

1967 Asian Baseball Championship

The 1967 Asian Baseball Championship was the seventh continental tournament held by the Baseball Federation of Asia. The tournament was held in Tokyo, Japan for the second time. Won by Japan for the fifth time, it was the second of what would be three consecutive Asian Championship wins in a row; the second such sequence for Japan. The order of all teams was repeated for the first time in the tournament's history with South Korea finishing 2nd, Taiwan in 3rd and Philippines in 4th.

1967 Baseball Hall of Fame balloting

Elections to the Baseball Hall of Fame for 1967 followed rules in transition. The Baseball Writers' Association of America (BBWAA) held its first election in any odd-number year since 1955 and its last election with provision for a runoff in case of no winner. (In June the rules were rewritten to restore a single annual vote permanently.)

In the event, the BBWAA voted twice by mail and elected Red Ruffing on the second ballot.

The Veterans Committee met in closed sessions to consider executives, managers, umpires, and earlier major league players.

It selected two people, Branch Rickey and Lloyd Waner.

1967 European Baseball Championship

The 1967 European Baseball Championship was held in Belgium and was won by Belgium. Great Britain finished as runner-up.

The two major forces in European baseball, Netherlands and Italy, who competed in the last five finals before 1967 between them, didn't take part.

1967 Little League World Series

The 1967 Little League World Series took place between August 22 and August 26 in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. The West Tokyo Little League of West Tokyo, Japan, defeated the North Roseland Little League of Chicago, Illinois, in the championship game of the 21st Little League World Series.

1967 Major League Baseball All-Star Game

The 1967 Major League Baseball All-Star Game was the 38th midseason exhibition between the all-stars of the American League (AL) and the National League (NL), the two leagues comprising Major League Baseball. The game was played on July 11, 1967, at Anaheim Stadium in Anaheim, California. The game resulted in a 2–1 15 inning victory for the NL. It set the record for the longest All-Star Game by innings, matched in 2008.

1967 Senior League World Series

The 1967 Senior League World Series took place from August 14–17 in Des Moines, Iowa, United States. Westbury, New York defeated West Des Moines, Iowa in the championship game. It was New York's second straight championship. This was the final SLWS held in Des Moines.

This year featured the debut of a double-elimination format, as well as the re-introduction of a host team.

Rex Kern

Rex William Kern (born May 28, 1949) is a former American football player. He played professional football in the National Football League at defensive back for the Baltimore Colts and Buffalo Bills. In college, Kern was the quarterback for the Ohio State Buckeyes from 1968 to 1970; the Buckeyes went undefeated in 1968 and were national champions. Kern was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2007.


This page is based on a Wikipedia article written by authors (here).
Text is available under the CC BY-SA 3.0 license; additional terms may apply.
Images, videos and audio are available under their respective licenses.