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October 24, 2007

October 1, 1967

by @ 8:05 am. Filed under Current Events, History

I read Dick’s post on the Red Sox yesterday and it brought back great memories of the 1967 season…I remember the final day of the season well. I was 16 years old and decided to spend the day hanging out in Boston…It was a gorgeous October day, warm and sunny. Someone walked up to me and said “Hey, did you hear, the Sox won the pennant?”. If you followed the Red Sox during the 1950’ and 1960’s hearing these words was almost inconceivable. My head was spinning as I heard the words…Sox! Pennant! What?. 1967 wasn’t an incredible year it was a magical one. Sure the 1975 World Series was fabulous, but the ‘67 pennant race was probably the most exciting in history. Four teams the Minnesota Twins, Detroit Tigers, Chicago White Sox and Boston Red Sox all charged to the finish line hoping to win the big prize. In the final week the White Sox lost five straight knocking themselves out of contention. It all boiled down to that gorgeous October day, the last day of the season…October 1, 1967. Here’s the scenario…Boston was playing Minnesota and Detroit was playing a doubleheader against the Angels. The winner of the Sox/ Twins game was guaranteed at least a playoff game (against Detroit) IF the Tigers won both games against the Angels. Red Sox ace Jim Lonborg pitched an outstanding game and beat the Twins 5 to 3. The Tigers won the first game against the Angels 6 to 4 but lost the second 8 to 5. The SOX WON THE PENNANT…I’ll never forget it…it truly was a gorgeous October day.

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