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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

This is part of a series on the 1967 American League Pennant Race.

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.

AL Standings
Team W L W-L% GB
White Sox 49 35 .583 --
Twins 46 37 .554 2.5
Tigers 45 38 .542 3.5
Angels 46 42 .523 5.0
Red Sox 43 40 .518 5.5
Indians 42 44 .488 8.0
Orioles 40 45 .471 9.5
Senators 39 47 .453 11.0
Yankees 38 46 .452 11.0
Athletics 36 50 .419 14.0

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

Comments about 1967 AL Pennant Race - July 15th - Tony Oliva hits a walk-off home run. Killebrew hits 2. — Add your comment

2 Re: 1967 AL Pennant Race - July 15th - Tony Oliva hits a walk-off home run. Killebrew hits 2.
Posted by Robert Slaney – 01/17/2012 at 4:36 PM
The Red Sox game started with Gary Waslewski walking the first two batters on a total of nine pitches and going to a 2-0 count on Paul Blair, when he was removed with a back injury. Santiago came in, ran the count to 3-2,then Blair, with the runners moving,lined into a 5-4-3 triple play,and the Red Sox responded with four runs in the bottom of the first. Quite a momentum swing
1 Re: 1967 American League Pennant Race - July 15th
Posted by Matt revis – 06/18/2011 at 11:08 AMView this game ►
George Scott! I forgot the boomer was on that squad...old school sox slugger! Harmon killebrew just died, was a real class act. Following Yaz's #s just as fun as the pennant race!

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