1967 Major League Baseball season

1967 MLB season
League Major League Baseball
Sport Baseball
Duration April 10 – October 12, 1967
Draft
Top draft pick Ron Blomberg
Picked by New York Yankees
Regular season
Season MVP AL: Carl Yastrzemski (BOS)
NL: Orlando Cepeda (STL)
Postseason
AL champions Boston Red Sox
  AL runners-up Detroit Tigers
NL champions St. Louis Cardinals
  NL runners-up San Francisco Giants
World Series
Champions St. Louis Cardinals
  Runners-up Boston Red Sox
Finals MVP Bob Gibson (STL)

The 1967 Major League Baseball season was contested from April 10 to October 12, 1967. The St. Louis Cardinals defeated the Boston Red Sox four games to three in the World Series, which was the first World Series appearance for the Red Sox in 21 years. Following the season, the Kansas City Athletics relocated to Oakland.

Awards and honors

MLB statistical leaders

 American LeagueNational League
TypeNameStatNameStat
AVGCarl Yastrzemski1 BOS.326Roberto Clemente PIT.357
HRHarmon Killebrew MIN
Carl Yastrzemski1 BOS
44Hank Aaron ATL39
RBICarl Yastrzemski1 BOS121Orlando Cepeda STL111
WinsJim Lonborg BOS
Earl Wilson DET
22Mike McCormick SFG22
ERAJoe Horlen CHW2.06Phil Niekro ATL1.87
SOJim Lonborg BOS246Jim Bunning PHI253
SVMinnie Rojas CAL27Ted Abernathy CIN28
SBBert Campaneris KCA55Lou Brock STL52

1 American League Triple Crown Batting Winner

Major league baseball final standings

American League final standings

American League W L Pct. GB Home Road
Boston Red Sox 9270 0.568 49–32 43–38
Detroit Tigers 9171 0.562 1 52–29 39–42
Minnesota Twins 9171 0.562 1 52–29 39–42
Chicago White Sox 8973 0.549 3 49–33 40–40
California Angels 8477 0.522 53–30 31–47
Washington Senators 7685 0.472 15½ 40–40 36–45
Baltimore Orioles 7685 0.472 15½ 35–42 41–43
Cleveland Indians 7587 0.463 17 36–45 39–42
New York Yankees 7290 0.444 20 43–38 29–52
Kansas City Athletics 6299 0.385 29½ 37–44 25–55

National League final standings

National League W L Pct. GB Home Road
St. Louis Cardinals 10160 0.627 49–32 52–28
San Francisco Giants 9171 0.562 10½ 51–31 40–40
Chicago Cubs 8774 0.540 14 49–34 38–40
Cincinnati Reds 8775 0.537 14½ 49–32 38–43
Philadelphia Phillies 8280 0.506 19½ 45–35 37–45
Pittsburgh Pirates 8181 0.500 20½ 49–32 32–49
Atlanta Braves 7785 0.475 24½ 48–33 29–52
Los Angeles Dodgers 7389 0.451 28½ 42–39 31–50
Houston Astros 6993 0.426 32½ 46–35 23–58
New York Mets 61101 0.377 40½ 36–42 25–59

Other

  • April 21 – The Los Angeles Dodgers run of 737 consecutive games without a game being rained out ends.[1]
  • May 14 - Mickey Mantle hit his 500th home run at Yankee Stadium.
  • October 18, 1967: 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 favor of relocation. The owner of Baltimore voted against, while the ownership for Cleveland, New York and Washington had abstained.[2] In the second ballot, the New York Yankees voted in favor 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.[3] MLB owners, bowing to Symington's threat, awarded Kansas City and Seattle expansion American League franchises for the 1969 season.

See also

References

  1. Pellowski, Michael J (2007). The Little Giant Book of Baseball Facts. United States: Sterling Publishing Co. p. 352. ISBN 9781402742736.
  2. 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
  3. 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


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