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




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



  • April 14 - In his Major League debut, Billy Rohr of the Boston Red Sox has a no-hitter broken up with two out in the ninth inning—and one strike to go—of a 3-0 victory over the New York Yankees and Whitey Ford at Yankee Stadium. A single by Elston Howard breaks up the bid; this will be the only hit Rohr will allow. Exactly one week later, Rohr again defeats the Yankees in a complete game victory, this time at Fenway Park—the second of 1) the only two games Rohr will win this season and 2) the only three he will win as a Major Leaguer.
  • April 30 - Steve Barber and Stu Miller combine for a no-hitter, but the Detroit Tigers score twice in the ninth on walks, a wild pitch and an error for a 2-1 win over the Baltimore Orioles.


  • August 20 - In the first game of a double header, Al Kaline hits his 300th career home run helping the Detroit Tigers beat the Cleveland Indians, 4-2. Kaline has another home run in the second game with Detroit winning, 4-0.


  • September 10 - In a clutch performance between two of the four teams in the American League pennant race, 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 1½ 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.
  • 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 seaon. For the Cubs it was only their 2nd winning season (1963 being the other one) since 1946.
  • 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 Julian 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, 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. Where as Lonborg gave up six of those seven runs. For the second time in four years, Gibson is honored as the Series MVP along with Brock.







  • 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 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
  • 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 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
  • 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)


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