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


Champions

Major League Baseball

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Awards and honors

MLB Statistical Leaders

  American League National League
Type Name Stat Name Stat
AVG Carl Yastrzemski* .326 Roberto Clemente .357
HR Carl Yastrzemski*
& Harmon Killebrew
44 Hank Aaron 39
RBI Carl Yastrzemski* 121 Orlando Cepeda 111
Wins Jim Lonborg & Earl Wilson 22 Mike McCormick 22
ERA Joel Horlen 2.06 Phil Niekro 1.87
SB Bert Campaneris 44 Lou Brock 52

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

Events

  • August 18 - A tragedy occurs when the Boston Red Sox' Tony Conigliaro is beaned by the California Angels' Jack Hamilton. Hit on the left cheekbone, just below the eye socket, Conigliaro will miss the rest of 1967 and all of 1968. He was hitting .267 with 20 home runs and 67 RBIs in 95 games in 1967. Despite the loss of Tony C., The Red Sox will sweep the 4-game sesies with the Angels. The sweep will still leave the Minnesota Twins in 1st place, with Boston, the Detroit Tigers and the Chicago White Sox all within 2 games.
  • 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 the Boston Red Sox. Bob Gibson notches his third win in the Series with a three-hitter, 10 strikeouts and a fifth-inning home run. Lou Brock has two hits and three stolen bases for a record seven steals in a seven-game World Series. For the second time in four years, Gibson is honored as the Series MVP.

Births

Deaths

  • January 6 - Johnny Keane, 55, manager who won the 1964 World Series with the St. Louis Cardinals and joined the opposing Yankees immediately afterward
  • March 4 - Bullet Rogan, 77, pitcher in the Negro Leagues for the Kansas City Monarchs
  • 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 12 - Rollie Zeider, 83, infielder for three Chicago franchises from 1910 to 1918

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