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October 12, 2007

Cardinals Win 1967 World Series

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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.

October 11, 2007

Red Sox Double Up Cardinals, Force Game Seven

by @ 2:31 pm. Filed under 1967 Cardinals, 1967 World Series

October 11, 1967 at Fenway Park
Red Sox 8, Cardinals 4
Best of Seven Game Series Tied 3-3

Three different pitchers were knocked around by the Red Sox as the Cardinals would now have to play a winner take all game seven.  Dick Hughes was knocked around for four runs and while the Cardinals came back to tie it at 4-4, Jack Lamabe and Joe Hoerner gave up a pair of runs a piece as the Red Sox busted the game open with a four run seventh inning.

Lou Brock was the hitting star in the loss and he played a role in all four Cardinals runs.  He went two for five with a homerun, three RBIs and two runs.  Curt Flood singled and drove in a run while Roger Maris reached base twice with two singles and a walk.

All four of the runs that Hughes gave up came on four different solo homers.  Lamabe took the loss as he gave up the runs that broke the 4-4 tie.

October 9, 2007

Jim Lonborg Keeps Red Sox Alive, Cardinals Held to Three Hits In Game Five

by @ 2:44 pm. Filed under 1967 Cardinals, 1967 World Series

October 9, 1967 at Busch Stadium
Red Sox 3, Cardinals 1
Cardinals Lead Best of Seven Game Series 3-2

The Cardinals failed to lock up the World Series as once again Jim Lonborg held the Cardinals’ hitters in check.  It wasn’t as bad as the one hit shutout he threw in game two, but the Cardinals managed just a run on three hits.  Roger Maris had two of the three hits and he drove in the lone run with a solo homer in the ninth inning.

Steve Carlton threw a nice game but it wasn’t enough.  He gave up just one unearned run on three hits and two walks with five strikeouts in six innings.  Ron Willis was tagged for two runs without getting a single batter out but Carlton took the loss because he gave up the earlier run.

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Game six would shift the stage back to Fenway Park.  The Red Sox still had a tough task with the need to win two straight but they’d at least get to do it at home.

October 8, 2007

Bob Gibson Pitches Cardinals To Within One Game of World Championship

by @ 4:54 pm. Filed under 1967 Cardinals, 1967 World Series

October 8, 1967 at Busch Stadium
Cardinals 6, Red Sox 0
Cardinals Lead Best of Seven Game Series 3-1

The Cardinals took a commanding three games to one lead over the Red Sox behind one of Bob Gibson’s best starts of the season. He yielded just five hits (four singles and a double) and he walked one with six strikeouts as he complete shut down the Red Sox lineup.

The Cardinals did all of their damage early. They tagged Jose Santiago for four runs in the very first inning. Lou Brock led off with a single and Curt Flood followed him with a single of his own. Roger Maris then doubled home both baserunners to make it 2-0. Im McCarver singled Maris home for a third run and then Del Maxvill singled home McCarver to make it 4-0.

The Cardinals scored two more in the third and that was all either team would score the rest of the game. Julian Javier and Lou Brock both finished with two hits a piece and McCarver and Maris both drove in two runs in the game.

October 7, 2007

Nelson Briles Has Solid Start, Cardinals Take 2-1 Lead Over Red Sox

by @ 6:09 am. Filed under 1967 Cardinals, 1967 World Series

October 7, 1967 at Busch Stadium
Cardinals 5, Red Sox 2
Cardinals Lead Best of Seven Game Series 2-1

The Cardinals once again took the lead in the 1967 World Series as the scene shifted to St. Louis.  Nelson Briles held the Red Sox hitters in check while and a two run homer by Mike Shannon turned out to be the difference.

The Cardinals didn’t waste any time against Red Sox Gary Bell.  Curt Flood singled home Lou Brock in the first to give the Cardinals a 1-0 lead and then Mike Shannon hit the two run homer in the third inning.  The Red Sox finally put a run on the board in the top of the sixth but the Cardinals answered in the bottom half of the frame with a Roger Maris RBI single that scored Brock.  Each team scored another run but at this point the game was over.

Briles went the distance and he gave up two runs on seven hits with four strikeouts.  Brock scored the two runs while Roger Maris went two for four with a run and an RBI.

October 5, 2007

Red Sox Even Up Series, Jim Lonborg Holds Cardinals To Just One Hit

by @ 2:20 pm. Filed under 1967 Cardinals, 1967 World Series

October 5, 1967 at Fenway Park
Red Sox 5, Cardinals 0

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Best of Seven Game Series Tied 1-1

Jim Lonborg was hands down the best pitcher in the American League as is indicated by his near unanimous choice as the Cy Young winner.  His hot pitching also seemed to extend into the World Series because he pitched the Red Sox to a 1-1 tie in their series with the Cardinals.  Julian Javier broke up Lonborg’s no hitter in the eighth inning with a single.  The only other baserunner the Cardinals could manage was a walk by Curt Flood in the seventh inning.

Carl Yastrzemski tagged both Dick Hughes and Joe Hoerner for homeruns.  Hughes took the loss despite a decent outing.  He gave up two runs (one earned) on four hits and three walks with five strikeouts in 5 1/3 innings.  Willis was touched up for two runs in the seventh and then Hoerner was tagged for one.

The scene would now shift to St. Louis.  Game three would be in two days.

October 4, 2007

Bob Gibson Pitches Cardinals to Game One Win Over Red Sox

by @ 5:12 pm. Filed under 1967 Cardinals, 1967 World Series

October 4, 1967 at Fenway Park
Cardinals 2, Red Sox 1
Cardinals Lead Best of Seven Series 1-0

Bob Gibson outpitched Jose Santiago as the 1967 World Series kicked off.  He held the Red Sox to just a single run on six hits and a walk with an impressive ten strikeouts in the complete game win. 

The Cardinals got on the board first in the top of third and afte Lou Brock singled, he then moved to third on Curt Flood’s double.  Then Brock scored on Roger Maris’ ground out to make it 1-0.

The only blemish against Gibson came in the bottom of the third.  The losing pitcher, Santiago, tried to help out his own cause with a solo homer to make it 1-1.  The game winner then came in the seventh inning.  Lou Brock picked up his fourth hit of the day with a single and he moved to second on his second stolen base of the game.  He moved to third on Curt Flood’s ground out before he scored on another ground out by Roger Maris.

Brock finished the game four for four with a walk and he scored both runs.  Roger Maris had a single but he drove in both runs on ground outs.

October 1, 2007

Cardinals Finish Regular Season With Third Straight Win

by @ 5:27 pm. Filed under 1967 Cardinals, 1967 Cardinals Diary - October

October 1, 1967 at Atlanta Stadium
Cardinals 5, Braves 2  (101-60)

The Cardinals headed into their World Series showdown with the Boston Red Sox with a three game winning streak after a solid start by Nelson Briles.  He gave up two runs on four hits and two walks with five strikeouts in eight innings.  Jack Lamabe pitched a shutout ninth and he earned his fifth save of the season.

Curt Flood went three for three with a double, two RBIs and a run.  Roger Maris tripled and he drove in three runs.

September 30, 2007

Dick Hughes Pitches Cardinals to 100th Win

by @ 2:59 am. Filed under 1967 Cardinals, 1967 Cardinals Diary - September

September 30, 1967 at Atlanta Stadium
Cardinals 3, Braves 1  (100-60)

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The Cardinals reached the 100 win mark behind a solid start by Dick Hughes. He improved to 16-6 and he gave up one unearned run on three hits with six strikeouts in the complete game win.

Lou Brock went three for four with two runs and a stolen base.  Orlando Cepeda singled and he drove in two runs.

September 29, 2007

Bob Gibson Solid In Final Tune Up Game Before World Series

by @ 2:56 am. Filed under 1967 Cardinals, 1967 Cardinals Diary - September

September 29, 1967 at Atlanta Stadium
Cardinals 3, Braves 1  (99-60)

Bob Gibson got his final tune up start and he looked as good as ever despite not getting the win.  He gave up just one unearned run on eight hits and three walks with eigth strikeouts in nine innings.  Ron Willis shut down the Braves in the tenth and the eleventh inning and he improved to 6-5.

Mike Shannon singled home Curt Flood in the top of the eleventh to win the game.  Flood finished the game with two hits and two runs while Orlando Cepeda went two for four with an RBI.

September 26, 2007

Steve Carlton Is Hit Hard in Cardinals Loss

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September 26, 1967 at Wrigley Field
Cubs 8, Cardinals 7  (98-60)

Steve Carlton didn’t take the loss in this game but he was beat up none the less as the Cardinals lost to their rivals, the Cubs.  Carlton gave up five runs in 5 2/3 innings while rookie Mike Torrez, who would play a key role in the Yankees World Series title in 1977, took the loss when he gave up the losing run in the bottom of the ninth.

Lou Brock homered twice to bring his season total up to 21.  He finished the game with four hits, three RBIs and two runs.  Tim McCarver doubled and he drove in three runs.

September 24, 2007

Cardinals Edge Braves As Season Winds Down

by @ 4:44 am. Filed under 1967 Cardinals, 1967 Cardinals Diary - September

September 24, 1967 at Busch Stadium
Cardinals 5, Braves 4  (98-59)

Tim McCarver and Curt Flood both went yard as the Cardinals got one day closer to the World Series.  Both homers were solo shots but McCarver finished the game with two RBIs while Mike Shannon went two for four with an RBI.

Nelson Briles gave up four runs in seven innings in his start.  Larry Jaster threw two shutout innings and he improved to 9-7 with the win.

September 23, 2007

Cardinals Held to Three Hits In Loss to Braves

by @ 4:18 am. Filed under 1967 Cardinals, 1967 Cardinals Diary - September

September 23, 1967 at Busch Stadium
Braves 2, Cardinals 1  (97-59)

With the pennant firmly in hand and the Cardinals looking forward to the World Series, they must have been asleep at the plate as they were shut down in a pitcher’s duel.  Julian Javier drove in the lone run while Lou Brock singled, drew a walk and stole his 50th base of the season. He was also caught for the 18th time.

A nice start by Bob Gibson went to waste.  He gave up two runs (one earned) on three hits and a walk with ten strikeouts in eight innings.

September 22, 2007

Cardinals Edge Braves In Twelve Innings

by @ 4:31 am. Filed under 1967 Cardinals, 1967 Cardinals Diary - September

September 22, 1967 at Busch Stadium

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Cardinals 5, Braves 4  (97-58)

The Cardinals almost let this game get away as they blew a three run lead in the ninth inning only to win it in the eleventh inning on an RBI single by Mike Shannon.  Curt Flood had a big game and he went three for three with a walk and a run.  Lou Brock tripled, drove in a run and scored.

Al Jackson picked up the win with 3 1/3 innings of shutout relief to improve to 9-4.  Mike Torrez had a solid start and he gave up one run in five innings.

September 21, 2007

Braves Double Up Cardinals

by @ 4:43 am. Filed under 1967 Cardinals, 1967 Cardinals Diary - September

September 21, 1967 at Busch Stadium
Braves 4, Cardinals 2  (96-58)

A pretty good start by Ray Washburn went to waste as the Braves handed the Cardinals their second straight defeat.  He gave up just two runs on seven hits and a walk with three strikeouts in seven solid innings.  Ron Willis gave up one of two Braves runs in the ninth inning and he fell to 5-5 on the season.

Mike Shannon went three for four and he scored a run in the loss.  Tim McCarver singled and drove in a run in his only at bat of the game.

September 20, 2007

Steve Carlton Strikes Out Sixteen In Loss to Phillies

by @ 2:39 pm. Filed under 1967 Cardinals, 1967 Cardinals Diary - September

September 20, 1967 at Connie Mack Stadium
Phillies 3, Cardinals 1  (96-57)

The Cardinals five game winning streak came to an end as Phillies start Chris Short held the Cardinals in check at the plate.  Cards hitters managed just four hits and the lone run came on a solo homerun by Ed Spiezio.

Steve Carlton took the loss despite an impressive individual performance.  He gave up three runs on eight hits and three walks with an awesome sixteen strikeouts in the complete game loss.

September 19, 2007

Dick Hughes Pitches Cardinals to Fifth Straight Win

by @ 4:43 pm. Filed under 1967 Cardinals, 1967 Cardinals Diary - September

September 19, 1967 at Connie Mack Stadium
Cardinals 1, Phillies 0  (96.56)

The Cardinals kept on winning despite the games not meaning much after clinching the National League pennant yesterday.  Dick Hughes was impressive though and he improved to 15-6.  He gave up just five hits and a walk with seven strikeouts in the complete game shutout.

Ed Spiezio drove in the lone Cardinals run of the game.  Lou Brock was the only hitter to reach base twice with two singles.

September 18, 2007

Cardinals Clinch National League Pennant With Fourth Straight Win

by @ 4:27 am. Filed under 1967 Cardinals, 1967 Cardinals Diary - September

September 18, 1967 at Connie Mack Stadium
Cardinals 5, Phillies 1  (95-56)

The Cardinals made it four straight wins behind a solid outing by Bob Gibson and this one was a big one because it clinched the National League pennant and a trip to the World Series for the Cardinals.  Gibson improved to 13-6 and he gave up one run on three hits and a walk with four strikeouts in the complete game win.

Lou Brock pretty much did it all in the win.  He went two for five with a double, a stolen base, an RBI and two runs.  And when he wasn’t getting on base, he was striking out and he finished with three in the game.  Dal Maxvill went two for four with a run in the win.

September 17, 2007

Cardinals Win Third Straight, Magic Number Down to One

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September 17, 1967 at Crosley Field
Cardinals 3, Reds 2  (94-56)

The Cardinals won their third straight game and in the process, they pushed their magic number down to just one so the Cardinals could clinch the National League pennant as early as tomorrow.  This time it was Nelson Briles, along with the pen, that threw a solid game to give the Cardinals the win.  He gave up one run on four hits and two walks with one strikeout in five innings.  Ron Willis threw the final 3 1/3 innings and held the Reds scoreless to pick up his tenth save of the season.

Julian Javier singled twice and drove in two runs.  Bobby Tolan went two for four with a run.

September 16, 2007

Cardinals Shave Magic Number Down to Three Behind Solid Start By Ray Washburn

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September 16, 1967 at Crosley Field
Cardinals 4, Reds 1  (93-56)

The Cardinals won their second straight game over the Reds behind a solid outing by Ray Washburn, who improved to 10-7.  He gave up just a single run on five hits and a walk with six strikeouts in the complete game win.

Dal Maxvill doubled and he drove in two runs in the win. Curt Flood had a team high three hits and Julian Javier went two for four with a double, a run and an RBI.

September 15, 2007

Cardinals Magic Number Down to Five After Two Hit Shutout By Steve Carlton

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September 15, 1967 at Crosley Field
Cardinals 4, Reds 0  (92-56)

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The Cardinals came one step closer to clinching the National League pennant behind a very nice start by Steve Carlton.  The left hander gave up just two hits and a walk with eight strikeouts in the complete game shutout.

Mike Shannon provided the bulk of the scoring with a three run homer in the third inning.  Steve Carlton helped out his own cause with two singles and an RBI.

September 13, 2007

Cardinals Held to Two Hits In Shutout Loss to Phillies

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September 13, 1967 at Busch Stadium
Phillies 3, Cardinals 0  (91-56)

The Cardinals couldn’t get anythng going at the plate as they were completely shut down by Phillies starter Larry Jackson.  Curt Flood doubled and Lou Brock singled and that was it.

Dick Hughes fell to 14-6 with a tough start.  He gave up three runs on five hits and one walk with three strikeouts in 4 2/3 innings.

September 12, 2007

Bob Gibson, Larry Jaster Combine to Shutout Phillies

by @ 3:33 am. Filed under 1967 Cardinals, 1967 Cardinals Diary - September

September 12, 1967 at Busch Stadium
Cardinals 6, Phillies 0  (91-55)

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The Cardinals magic number was cut down to seven as they took care of the Phillies for their second straight win.  Bob Gibson picked up the win and he improved to 12-6.  He gave up five hits and a walk with two strikeouts in 6 1/3 innings.  Larry Jaster got the final eight batters out in succession and he earned his third save of the season.

Dal Maxvill went two for four with two RBIs and a run.  Bob Gibson helped out his own cause with two singles, a run and an RBI.

September 11, 2007

Nelson Briles Pitches Cardinals to Win Over Phillies

by @ 4:59 am. Filed under 1967 Cardinals, 1967 Cardinals Diary - September

September 11, 1967 at Busch Stadium
Cardinals 5, Phillies 1  (90-55)

The Cardinals dropped their magic number to eight games today as they took care of the Phillies behind a nice outing by Nelson Briles.  He gave up one run on eight hits and two walks with six strikeouts in the complete game win.

Tim McCarver went four for five with a run.  Julian Javier went three for four with a double and an RBI.

September 10, 2007

Bullpen Blows It In the Eighth In Cardinals Loss

by @ 3:50 am. Filed under 1967 Cardinals, 1967 Cardinals Diary - September

September 10, 1967 at Forbes Field

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Pirates 8, Cardinals 7  (89-55)

The Cardinals blew two big leads in a disappointing loss to the Pirates.  Ray Washburn was touched up for four runs in just 3 2/3 innings and the pen appeared to calm things down until the eighth inning.  Then Al Jackson and Joe Hoerner combined to give up four runs in the inning to turn a 7-4 lead into an 8-7 loss.

Lou Brock went two for five with two RBIs and he stole his 46th base of the season.  Dal Maxvill went two for three with a walk, two runs and two RBIs.

September 9, 2007

Steve Carlton Throws Shutout Over Pirates

by @ 4:47 am. Filed under 1967 Cardinals, 1967 Cardinals Diary - September

September 9, 1967 at Forbes Field
Cardinals 6, Pirates 0  (89-54)

The Cardinals magic number was down to nine behind an impressive start by Steve Carlton, who improved to 13-8 on the season.  He gave up just seven hits and a walk with nine strikeouts in the complete game shutout.

Lou Brock went two for four with a triple, two RBIs and a run.  Carlton also helped out his own cause with two hits, a run and an RBI.

September 8, 2007

Cardinals Lose to Pirates In Ten Innings

by @ 12:10 pm. Filed under 1967 Cardinals, 1967 Cardinals Diary - September

September 8, 1967 at Forbes Field

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Pirates 4, Cardinals 3 (88-54)

The Cardinals let one slip away as they blew a two run lead then allowed the Pirates to win it in the tenth. Ron Willis gave up the losing run in the tenth and he took the loss although he had some help because it was actually Al Jackson who served up the hit that won it for the Pirates. The runner that scored was inherited from Willis. Dick Hughes was very good through six innings but then he gave up a run in the seventh and a run in the eighth as the Pirates tied the game up.

Julian Javier was four for five in the loss. Orlando Cepeda belted his 25th homer of the season and Roger Maris singled twice and drove in a run.

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September 7, 2007

Bob Gibson Throws Five Solid Innings In Return to Mound

by @ 5:14 pm. Filed under 1967 Cardinals, 1967 Cardinals Diary - September

September 7, 1967 at Shea Stadium
Cardinals 9, Mets 2  (88-53)

Bob Gibson made his return to the mound and he threw five solid frames in the Cardinals win over the Mets.  He gave up two runs on eight hits and a walk with four strikeouts and the win improved his record to 11-6.

Roger Maris had a nice game.  He went two for four with two walks, a homerun, two RBIs and three runs.  Dal Maxvil had a team high four hits and he drove in two runs.

September 6, 2007

Nelson Briles Pitches Cardinals to Win Over Mets

by @ 4:53 pm. Filed under 1967 Cardinals, 1967 Cardinals Diary - September

September 6, 1967 at Shea Stadium
Cardinals 3, Mets 1  (87-53)

The Cardinals came one step closer to clinching the National League pennant as they took care of the Mets behind a solid outing by Nelson Briles.  He improved to 11-5 and he gave up one unearned run on five hits and two walks with five strikeouts in the complete game win.

Mike Shannon belted a solo shot, his eleventh of the season.  Curt Flood singled and he drove in two runs.

September 4, 2007

Cardinals Lose Two In Doubleheader Sweep By Pirates

by @ 3:42 am. Filed under 1967 Cardinals, 1967 Cardinals Diary - September

September 4, 1967 at Busch Stadium
Pirates 10, Cardinals 8  (86-52)

The Cardinals road to clinching the National League hit a road bump as their five game losing streak came to an end in their first game of a doubleheader with the Pirates.  Jack Lamabe was knocked around and he fell to 3-7.  He gave up five runs on six hits and one walk with one strikeout in just 2 1/3 innings.

Lou Brock had a huge game despite the loss.  He homered twice and drove in four runs while Dave Ricketts went two for four with a homerun, two runs and two RBIs.

September 4, 1967 at Busch Stadium
Pirates 9, Cardinals 3  (86-53)

The Cardinals came into their doubleheader with the Pirates with a five game winning streak and they left with a pair of losses as the Pirates blew out the Cards in game two of their doubleheader.  Ray Washburn fell to 9-7 with a rough start.  He gave up five runs on nine hits with two strikeouts in 2 1/3 innings.

Lou Brock belted his third homer of the day with a solo shot in the eighth inning.  That brought his season total up to 19.  Bobby Tolan also went yard with a solo shot, his sixth of the season.

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