1967 Season News

On May 30th, New York Yankees lefty Whitey Ford surprisingly announced his retirement after struggling for several weeks due to a bone spur on his throwing elbow. The perennial ace finished his career with an amazing 236-109 record, a 2.75 lifetime ERA, ten World Series wins and the highest career winning percentage (.690) of any modern pitcher.

New York Yankees team president Mike Burke announced that "The House That Ruth Built" (also known as Yankee Stadium) would undergo its first major renovation at an estimated cost of $1.5 million dollars. The Mets agreed to allow the Bronx Bombers to use Shea Stadium while their park was getting the facelift.

St. Louis Cardinal and single-season home run champion Roger Maris hit a "one in a million" shot against the Pittsburgh Pirates for his first National League round-tripper. Unbelievably, Maris, who wore number 9, hit a ball into Seat 9, located in Row 9 during a game on May 9th.

Tony Perez ended the longest All-Star Game in Major League history (fifteen innings) to date after launching a home run off "Catfish" Hunter for the 2-1 National League victory. Despite the game-winning hit, pitching reigned supreme at this Midsummer Classic as Ferguson Jenkins of the National League struck out seven, the American League allowed no walks and both leagues combined for thirty total strikeouts.
1967 American League
Team Record GB
Boston Red Sox 92-70 -
Detroit Tigers 91-71 1.0
Minnesota Twins 91-71 1.0
Chicago White Sox 89-73 3.0
California Angels 84-77 7.5
Washington Senators 76-85 15.5
Baltimore Orioles 76-85 15.5
Cleveland Indians 75-87 17.0
New York Yankees 72-90 20.0
Kansas City Athletics 62-99 29.5
1967 National League
Team Record GB
St. Louis Cardinals 101-60 -
San Francisco Giants 91-71 10.5
Chicago Cubs 87-74 14.0
Cincinnati Reds 87-75 14.5
Philadelphia Phillies 82-80 19.5
Pittsburgh Pirates 81-81 20.5
Atlanta Braves 77-85 24.5
Los Angeles Dodgers 73-89 28.5
Houston Astros 69-93 32.5
New York Mets 61-101 40.5
American League Team Stats
Team W L PCT RS RS/G RA RA/G HR HRA AVG OBP SLG ERA BBA SOA FPCT DP
Boston Red Sox 92 70 0.568 722 4.46 614 3.79 158 142 0.255 0.320 0.395 3.36 1010 477 0.977 142
Detroit Tigers 91 71 0.562 683 4.22 587 3.62 152 151 0.243 0.322 0.376 3.32 1038 472 0.978 126
Minnesota Twins 91 71 0.562 671 4.14 590 3.64 131 115 0.240 0.305 0.369 3.14 1089 396 0.978 123
Chicago White Sox 89 73 0.549 531 3.28 491 3.03 89 87 0.225 0.288 0.320 2.45 927 465 0.979 149
California Angels 84 77 0.522 567 3.52 587 3.65 114 118 0.238 0.298 0.349 3.19 892 525 0.982 135
Washington Senators 76 85 0.472 550 3.42 637 3.96 115 113 0.240 0.308 0.372 3.38 878 495 0.978 167
Baltimore Orioles 76 85 0.472 654 4.06 592 3.68 138 116 0.223 0.285 0.326 3.32 1034 566 0.980 144
Cleveland Indians 75 87 0.463 559 3.45 613 3.78 131 120 0.235 0.289 0.359 3.25 1189 559 0.981 138
New York Yankees 72 90 0.444 522 3.22 621 3.83 100 110 0.225 0.294 0.317 3.24 898 480 0.976 144
Kansas City Athletics 62 99 0.385 533 3.31 660 4.10 69 125 0.233 0.292 0.330 3.68 990 558 0.978 120
National League Team Stats
Team W L PCT RS RS/G RA RA/G HR HRA AVG OBP SLG ERA BBA SOA FPCT DP
St. Louis Cardinals 101 60 0.627 695 4.32 557 3.46 115 97 0.263 0.317 0.379 3.05 956 431 0.977 127
San Francisco Giants 91 71 0.562 652 4.02 551 3.40 140 113 0.245 0.310 0.372 2.92 990 453 0.979 149
Chicago Cubs 87 74 0.540 702 4.36 624 3.88 128 142 0.251 0.315 0.378 3.48 888 463 0.981 143
Cincinnati Reds 87 75 0.537 604 3.73 563 3.48 109 101 0.248 0.295 0.372 3.05 1065 498 0.98 124
Philadelphia Phillies 82 80 0.506 612 3.78 581 3.59 103 86 0.242 0.311 0.357 3.1 967 403 0.978 174
Pittsburgh Pirates 81 81 0.500 679 4.19 693 4.28 91 108 0.277 0.323 0.380 3.74 820 561 0.978 186
Atlanta Braves 77 85 0.475 631 3.90 640 3.95 158 118 0.240 0.305 0.372 3.47 862 449 0.978 148
Los Angeles Dodgers 73 89 0.451 519 3.20 595 3.67 82 93 0.236 0.298 0.332 3.21 967 393 0.975 144
Houston Astros 69 93 0.426 626 3.86 742 4.58 93 120 0.249 0.316 0.364 4.03 1060 485 0.974 120
New York Mets 61 101 0.377 498 3.07 672 4.15 83 124 0.238 0.286 0.325 3.73 893 536 0.975 147