Sunday, December 30, 2012

Opening Day at Fenway Park April 12, 1967

Manager Eddie Stanky tabbed John Buzhardt as his starting pitcher to face Bosox eventual Cy Young winner, Jim Lonborg.  Less than 9,000 in attendance witnessed Rico Petrocelli blast a 2-out 3-run homer in the 3rd, and the Red Sox would hold on to win 5-4.  Don McMahon recorded the save and Chicago's Jerry Adair went 2 for 4 with an rbi (ironically, both players would later switch teams during the season). 

Trailing by one in the eighth, the Sox pulled off a double steal (Tommie Agee and Tom McCraw), but both runners were left stranded at 2nd and 3rd as Ken Berry and JC Martin struck out to end the inning. Tony Conigliaro and Carl Yastrzemski were a combined 0 for 9. Chisox Pete Ward tripled and had two base on balls with a run scored.

1 comment:

  1. I love the graphics in your posts. The photo of Buzhardt above is just great. I also love the Topps replica cards. Great blog!