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October 12, 2007

Cardinals Win 1967 World Series

by @ 10:44 am. Filed under 1967 Cardinals, 1967 World Series

October 12, 1967 at Fenway Park
Cardinals 7, Red Sox 2
Cardinals Win Best of Seven Game Series 4-3

The Cardinals saved their best for last as they dismantled the Red Sox and their ace, Jim Lonborg.  And to add to the high powered offense in the game, Bob Gibson gave up just a pair of runs on only three hits to win his third game of the series.

The Cardinals got things going in the third inning.  Dal Maxvill led off with a triple and it looked like he might be stranded there because Bob Gibson lined out to third and then Lou Brock popped up to second base but Curt Flood finally got the job done and singled home Maxvill.  Roger Maris kept things going with a single and Flood moved to third before Jim Lonborg threw a wild pitch that scored Flood to make it 2-0.

The Cardinals struck again in the fifth inning.  Maxvill grounded out before Bob Gibson helped out his own cause with a solo blast.  Lou Brock followed that with a single and he stole second and third base.  He stole third base on Curt Flood’s walk.  Then Roger Maris flew out but it was far enough to bring home Brock to make it 4-0.

The Red Sox finally got on the board in the bottom of the fourth.  George Scott tripled and he ended up scoring on the play because of an error by Julian Javier.  It was 4-1 and that was the closest it’d be the rest of the game.

The Cardinals broke the game open in the sixth.  Tim McCarver led off with a double and then Mike Shannon reached first on an error.  Then Julian Javier came up huge with a three run blast that gave the Cards a 7-1 lead.

The Red Sox added a run in the eighth inning but by then, the game and the series was essentially decided.  Bob Gibson picked up his third win of the series and just like in 1964, he walked away with the World Series MVP honors.  He finished this game with ten strikeouts and he finished with 26 strikeouts in the three complete games with an ERA of just 1.00.  And it was just as impressive that he pitched the Cardinals to three of their four wins.

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