1967 AL Pennant Race - July 15th - Tony Oliva hits a walk-off home run. Killebrew hits 2.
Posted by Ken Revis at 11:13 AM on June 17, 2011
July 15, 1967. The #1 song of the day, according to Billboard, was still "Windy" by The Association. Race riots continued in Newark. But, the 1967 American League pennant race was ongoing. Carl Yastrzemski, on his way to a triple crown season (the last time this was done), is hitting .325, with 20 homers and 58 RBI's. Tony Oliva hits a walk-off home run and Harmon Killebrew, who will challenge Yastremski for both the home run and RBI leadership all year, hits 2 more to power the Twins.
On the morning of July 15th, 5 1/2 games now separated the top five teams.
The following summarizes games affecting the top 5 teams:
Red Sox 5 Orioles 1
Jose Santiago wins his 5th game of the year. Pete Richert loses his 10th. Gary Bell gets his 1st save of the year. For the Red Sox, Tony Conigliaro and Joe Foy both triple, and Yastrzemski is 1 for 3 and knocks in 2 runs. He is now hitting .326 for the year with 60 RBI's. George Scott knocks in his 41st RBI. Boog Powell is 1 for 3 and knocks in the only run for the Orioles. See Game
Angels 4 White Sox 1
Jack Hamilton gets the win, his 5th of the year. Bruce Howard loses, his 7th. Minnie Rojas gets his 16th save of the year, his second in two days. Jimmie Hall and Bobby Knoop, heroes in yesterday's game, knock in 2 runs and 1 run, respectively, in the win for the Angels. The White Sox have 2 errors in the game. See Game
Senators 3 Tigers 2
The Senators win their 4th in a row over the Tigers, and 6th overall. The Tigers have now lost 5 in a row. Casey Cox gets the win, his 3rd. Mickey Lolich loses his 11th of the year. Dick Lines gets his 2nd save. Frank Howard knocks in his 55th and 56th RBI's for the Senators.. There were only 6,169 fans in attendance at this afternoon game in Washington. See Game
Twins 3 A's 2
For the third day in a row, these two teams played to a 3 to 2 score. On this day, The Twins turned the table back on the A's, who did the same to the Twins the day before. Ron Kline gets his 4th win of the year. Jack Aker, who got the save yesterday, gets his 5th loss. Killebrew hits his 25th and 26th home runs, driving in 2 runs, his 65th and 66th. His second homer of the day occurs in the bottom of the 9th inning, with nobody out. Oliva follows with a walk-off home run. See Game
Next: July 16th. Twins have a walk-off home run, the second time in two days.
Categories: 1967 AL Pennant Race
Teams: Angels, Athletics, Indians, Orioles, Red Sox, Senators, Tigers, Twins, White Sox, Yankees
Players: Jack Aker, Gary Bell, Tony Conigliaro, Casey Cox, Joe Foy, Jimmie Hall, Jack Hamilton, Bruce Howard, Frank Howard, Harmon Killebrew, Ron Kline, Bobby Knoop, Dick Lines, Mickey Lolich, Tony Oliva, Boog Powell, Pete Richert, Minnie Rojas, Jose Santiago, Jose Santiago, Jose Santiago, George Scott, George Scott, Scott, Carl Yastrzemski
Games: BOS196707150, CHA196707150, MIN196707150, WS2196707150