Sunday, December 29, 2013

Joe Horlen Wins 7th Straight, Chisox-Bosox Split DH

June 8, 1967. 
                 Horlen Won his 7th in a row during 1st game.

June 8, 1967 Comiskey Park DoubleHeader w/ Red Sox

Chicago Sun Times by Ed Munzel:
   Insofar as the pennant race is concerned, the Chicago White Sox again were spinning their wheels Thursday, even as they had been for the entire homestand.
   They divided a doubleheader with the Red Sox capturing the opener 5-2 and losing the nightcap 7-3, and thereby also split in their eight-game homestand.
   A winning record on the tour just ahead looks like an insurmontable task. The White Sox play nine games on the road in the next 7 days, having doubleheaders in New York and Boston. It will put tremendous pressure on the pitching staff, which has shown occasional signs of cracking a bit of late.
   Failure of the pitching department cost the White Sox the nightcap Thursday when Bruce Howard was knocked out amid a five-run explosion in the second inning.
   Fortunately Thursday's nightcap debacle was balanced by another brilliant effort by Joe Horlen who fired a six-hitter in the opener for his seventh straight victory of the season.
   Horlen, who now has hurled four complete games and has an earned run average of 2.14, had his curveball working effectively once he shook off first-inning wildness. In evidence there were 17 balls hit on the ground with 16 of them going for outs.
   Only runs off Horlen came in the first inning - via a walk, SB and Yaz' double -- and in the 7th on Joe Foy's HR.
   "I just couldn't get loose at the start", said Horlen. "I was stiff around the top of the shoulders, probably because I slept with the air-conditioning on last night"  >

Gerry McNertney and Ken Berry blasted homeruns in the 1st game leading Chicago's 10-hit barrage.
Tommie Agee and Walt Williams also had key hits in the 5-2 win. Joe Horlen's childhood friend, Gary Bell, hurled a complete game in the nightcap allowing 9 hits and 3 earned runs gaining his 2nd Win of the year. Tommy McCraw had 2 rbi's and Ron Hansen a solo shot in the losing effort.
Tommie Agee scores from first on a single by Tom McCraw in the first inning of the nightcap, sliding past Boston Red Sox catcher John Gibson.

Saturday, November 30, 2013

Welcome Chicago White Sox 1967 Preseason Newspaper Supplement

"Welcome Chicago White Sox"

A Sarasota, Florida 28-page newspaper supplement was issued on March 9, 1967 in the Sarasota Journal and on March 10, 1967 in the Herald Tribune. The 12"x15" insert featured numerous photos and articles on Chisox players, coaches and management. Spring Training at Payne Park and the upcoming 1967 season were also highlighted. Interesting advertisements from the Sarasota community were scattered throughout the special White Sox 28 page issue.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Agee's Clutch 2-Run Hit Caps Comeback Over Bosox 5 - 3
June 6, 1967 @ Comiskey Park (n) 

Tommie Agee struck out each of his earlier three at bats before delivering a two out single in the 7th inning leading the White Sox to a thrilling victory and defeating the Boston Red Sox, 5-3. Jim O'Toole started for Chicago before being lifted for a pinch hitter in the 3rd inning trailing 3-0. Chicago's comeback began in the 3rd inning with Ed Stroud's rbi single scoring J.C. Martin and a Ken Berry groundout plating Walt Williams.

Down 3-2 in the 4th, Wayne Causey chopped an infield rbi single to tie the game 3-3 setting the stage for Agee's clutch hit in the 7th. Pitchers John Buzhardt, Don McMahon, Hoyt Wilhelm and Wilbur  Wood shutout the Red Sox the final 6 innings with Wilhelm (3-1) notching the win and Wood capturing his first save of the year. Darrell Brandon started and suffered the loss for Boston. 10,463 attendance saw Chicago's record improve to 27-18.
White Sox Tommie Agee Game Winning 2-Run Single 6/6/67

Chicago White Sox Ed Stroud Continues Hot Streak June 6th

Chisox Wayne Causey Delivers Clutch RBI Single June 6, 1967 

Thursday, October 31, 2013

June 4, 1967 Comiskey Park (Daytime Doubleheader)

White Sox Split Pair With Kansas City

Game 1
30,552 soaked in the sun as Tommy John hurled a CG shutout defeating Jim 'Catfish' Hunter and Kansas City 2-0. TJ scattered 5 singles, struck out 7 while allowing only 1 BB. Chicago White Sox Ken Berry had the big hit singling in Ed Stroud (who led off the frame with a three bagger) and Tommie Agee (HBP). John was never in serious trouble and retired the A's in the 9th, 3 up and 3 down.
1967 Chicago White Sox Publicity Photograph of Tommy John

Game 2
Kansas City Athletics starting pitcher Jim Nash (6-5) handcuffed the Palehose through 7 1/3 leading KC to a 5-4 victory and earning a split of the twinbill. The A's pushed across 4 runs in the 4th off Chisox starter Johnny Buzhardt (2-4) and held on to win despite a 2-run HR by Tommie Agee (who also stole his 18th base of the year) and Ed Stroud's 2 runs scored. Stroud started both games and batted 3rd each game. The White Sox are now 26-18 on the season.
Chisox Ed Stroud Tripled & Scored 3 Times During the 6/4/67 Doubleheader

Saturday, August 24, 2013

KC's Chuck Dobson 5-Hitter Stymies Palehose 3 - 1

June 3, 1967 @ Comiskey Park (Day)

23 year old Kansas City Athletics Chuck Dobson cruised to a complete game 3-1 victory over the White Sox allowing only 5 hits registering his 2nd win of the season. Kansas City scored its first run in the 6th as Ramon Webster reached base on a Don Buford error, eventually scoring on a sac fly off the bat of Dick Green. Dobson helped his cause leading off the 7th inning with a single igniting the winning 2 run rally off starter Gary Peters.

The Sox lone run came by an RBI double from Tommy McCraw scoring Tommie Agee. Ken Berry led Chicago going 2 for 4. Gary Peters pitched 6 1/3 with 2 K's while allowing 2 earned runs. Peters record is now 6-3.

Saturday, July 13, 2013

White Sox Lose Heartbreaker to Kansas City in 13 Innings 6-4

June 2, 1967 @ Comiskey Park (N)

The Chicago White Sox came out of the gate scoring 3 runs in the bottom of the first inning to knock out John 'Blue Moon' Odom and staking Joe Horlen to a 3-2 lead. But, home team bats fell silent after that as Paul Lindblad relieved for 8 innings shutting down the Palehose on 2 hits through the ninth inning.

The Athletics tied the game at 3-3 in the third and not until the 13th inning did another runner cross home plate. Chisox starter Joe Horlen went 10 innings allowing only 8 hits and 3 earned runs. Hoyt Wilhelm relieved in the 13th and surrendered 2 walks and a hit batter before left handed reliever Lew Krausse stroked a 2-out 2-run single to give KC the lead and eventual victory. Krausse picked up the win in relief while Wilhelm suffered the loss.

Tommy McCraw was 3 for 6 on the night with 1 rbi and Pete Ward had 2 rbi's. Tommie Agee continued his fine season going 2 for 5 with his 17th SB and a solo HR in the 13th. The White Sox finished the long night with 8 hits in 44 AB's.

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Stokely Gatorade Advertisement Featuring White Sox Gary Peters & Joe Horlen

Stokely - Van Camp, Inc featured Gary & Joe in Gatorade advertisements after their outstanding 1967 season 

Monday, May 27, 2013

Chicago White Sox Bob Locker Appeared in 77 Games during 1967

Much more has been said about the White Sox starting pitchers of 1967 compared to the relievers. The formidable bullpen that year was led by Bob Locker and Hoyt Wilhelm. Bob Locker, #23 appeared in 77 games that year and finished the season with a 2.09 ERA and 20 Saves. Although the Palehose came up shy of the World Series in 1967, at least 7 players from that team later experienced a World Series Championship (Can you name all 7 ?). Bob Locker and Joe Horlen tasted championship champagne while teammates with the Oakland A's in 1972.

In 1994, Bob Locker corresponded about teammates, managers, & more.

Al Lopez: Skilled judge of pitching & when to make a change
Eddie Stanky: Really knew the game, lost his cool too much.
Gary Peters: Consummate pro, all around athlete.
Joe Horlen: A "pitcher's" pitcher
Ron Hansen: Quiet professional
Don Buford: Student of the game, hard worker
Ken Berry: Good friend. Hustler, great jump on the ball. Mediocre speed but he always got there.
Ken Boyer: Quiet
Hoyt Wilhelm: The least physical talent, greatest "competitive heart" of anyone who ever played. HOF
J. C. Martin: "Elmer Gantry"
Pete Ward: Dirtiest uniform and nicest guy.
Mickey Mantle: Superman without good knees. Muscles too strong for ligaments & tendons.
Al Kaline: Consummate pro.
Toughest Hitters to face: Oliva and Carew
Thoughts on the strike (1994): Line them all up together and pull the plunger.

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Ron Hansen's Walk Off Hit Plates Ken Berry in 11th, ChiSox Win 3-2

May 31, 1967 @ Comiskey Park (N) vs. Baltimore Orioles

Ron Hansen atoned for a critical error in the 7th inning leading to an unearned run by singling in Ken Berry off Ed Watt in the bottom of the 11th giving the Chicago White Sox a 3-2 win over the Baltimore Orioles. Nearly 14,000 watched the White Sox in their return home to Comiskey Park after an arduous 12 game road trip.

Jim O'Toole pitched brilliantly through 6 innings but ran into trouble in the 7th. A walk, an error and base hit allowed the Orioles to score their 1st run and cut Chicago's lead to 2-1. Bob Locker relieved O'Toole and with Baltimore runners at 2nd and 3rd with 0 outs, Locker induced consecutive grounders to the right side allowing back to back infielder assists to JC Martin cutting down two runners at the plate.

Tommie Agee led off Chicago's 1st inning with a solo homerun (7). Al Weis had 2 SB's, Don Buford 3 hits, and Ken Berry 2 hits and a RBI. Frank and Brooks Robinson were a combined 2 for 9 with 4 K's. Hoyt Wilhelm pitched the final 2 1/3 innings retiring all 7 hitters in order and captured his 2nd win.

Saturday, May 18, 2013

White Sox Return To Comiskey Park Following 12 Game Road Trip

Baltimore Orioles Brooks and Frank Robinson Meet Chicago White Sox Jim O'Toole May 31, 1967.

Detroit Sweeps Doubleheader; White Sox Finish Road Trip 5 - 7

May 30, 1967 @ Tiger Stadium vs Detroit Tigers (2)

(Game 1)
Before 40,000+ daytime fans, the Detroit Tigers took two games from the Chicago White Sox 4-2 and 4-3 leaving the Palehose with a 5 - 7 record following the 12 game road swing. Tigers starter Earl Wilson (7-3) lasted 6 2/3 innings in the first game, picking up the win over Gary Peters (6-2), while Fred Gladding recorded his 9th save of the season. Peters served up a Jim Northrup solo shot in the 5th; later allowed a run scoring single to Willie Horton in the 6th scoring Al Kaline from second. Willie Horton attempting to stretch his hit into a double, was cut down at second base on a throw from catcher JC Martin to SS Ron Hansen, spiking Hansen and setting off a bench clearing ruhbarb.

Gary Peters pitched 7 innings allowing 6 hits, 3 ER's and 0 BB with 6 K's. J.C. Martin and Ronnie Hansen had RBIs for the White Sox.

(Game 2)
The Detroit Tigers came from hehind scoring 2 runs in the 8th inning off reliever Bruce Howard  (1-3) to defeat Chicago 4-3 and sweep the twinbill. Tommy John started for the Sox and left after 5 innings allowing 2 earned runs (2 solo homeruns by Dick Wert). The Chisox led 3-2 into the 8th on RBI's by Wayne Causey, Tommy McCraw and Ken Berry. Joe Sparma struggled with control and only lasted 2 1/3 innings as the Tigers starter allowed 5 walks, but Chicago could manage but one run through the first 3 innings. Dave Wickersham picked up the win in relief and Fred Gladding closed the game capturing his 10th save.The White Sox finished the 12 game road trip with a 5-7 record leaving them at 24-15 for the season.

Monday, May 6, 2013

Dinner with Joe Horlen

On March 25, 2013 at California Dreaming in Columbia, SC;  my wife, Linda and I were thrilled to dine with Joe, my brother Mike and his wife, Lisa, and Linda's best friend, Lora. 
     Mike          Lisa              Joe             Lora          Bob       Linda

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Angels Jim McGlothlin Blanks Chisox 5 - 0

May 28, 1967 at Anaheim (D) vs the California Angels

The 10th straight road game was unkind to the White Sox as the Angels Jim McGlothlin (4-1) shutout Chicago 5 - 0 with a 6 hitter. Sox starter John Buzhardt (2-3) was locked in a scoreless tie after 3 innings, but  the Angels managed single runs in the 4th, 5th and 6th innings and Chicago never mounted a serious threat to score.  Buzhardt pitched well allowing only 2 earned runs through 4 2/3 while Wilbur Wood and Bob Locker hurled the final innings.

Jimmie Hall led the Angels attack with 3 hits and 2 rbi's. Tommie Agee had 2 hits for the White Sox.

The red headed McGlothin would finish the 1967 season with 6 shutouts, a 2.96 ERA and would pitch in the 1967 Allstar game held in Anaheim. McGlothin finished his career with the Palehose in 1973.

Chicago is 5 - 5 on the long, 12 game road swing.

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Horlen Tosses CG, Sox Beat Angels 3 - 1

May 27, 1967 Night Game @ Anaheim Stadium

In command all night and improving his season record to 6 - 0,  Joel Horlen pitched a complete game 3 hitter and defeated the California Angels 3 - 1. Horlen struck out 3 and walked 2, lost his shutout bid in the ninth inning to a solo home run by California's Jim Fregosi. With the victory the Chicago White Sox improved their record to 5 - 4 on the current 12 game road trip.

Tommie Agee began the game with a leadoff single and promptly stole his 16th base of the year. After one out,  Pete Ward singled to score Agee with the Chicago's first run. In the White Sox 4th inning, Ron Hansen clouted a 2-run shot off Angels starter Rickey Clark (2-4) giving Chicago a comfortable 3 - 0 lead. Al Weis led the White Sox with two of the team's seven hits. Chicago is now 24 - 12 on the year.

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Jim O'Toole Earns Palehose Split with Angels

May 26, 1967 Doubleheader vs California Angels @ Anaheim Stadium

* Game 1 *
Pete Cimino Closes Door on White Sox 7 - 2

Don Mincher's 3 run blast off White Sox starter Tommy John (3-3) helped vault the Angels to a 4 run lead after the 1st inning. Chicago mounted a rally in the top half of the 2nd off California starting pitcher George Brunet with a homerun by Ken Berry and a pair of doubles by Pete Ward and Jerry McNertney. But, Angels reliever Pete Cimino was summoned from the bullpen and quickly extinquished any chance of a Sox comeback. Cimino picked up the win while allowing only 1 hit the final 7 1/3 innings (a 3rd inning single by Tom McCraw).  * Pete Cimino lifetime major league statistics include 161 IP with 5 wins and 8 losses *. 

* Game 2 *
Jim O'Toole Captures His 2nd Win

White Sox starting pitcher Jim O'Toole (2-1) surrendered only 5 hits through 7 innings and allowed no earned runs to help Chicago gain a split of the twinight doubleheader with a 2 - 1 victory over the California Angels. O'Toole stroked a run scoring single in the 5th inning to tie the score 1 - 1 while Ron Hansen's 8th inning bases loaded Sac Fly scored Tommy McCraw with the go ahead run. Hoyt Wilhelm retired the final two Halos to earn his 2nd save of the season. Angels bonus baby and future Chisox, Rick Reichardt had 3 hits for the Angels.
The White Sox are now 23 - 12 on the year.

Chicago White Sox Jim O'Toole Warming Up At Sarasota's Payne Park

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Tommy McCraw Rocks The House

                       May 24, 1967 vs Minnesota Twins (Day Game) Metropolitan Stadium

White Sox 1st Baseman Tommy McCraw slugged 3 home runs and drove in 8 runs to help demolish the Minnesota Twins 14 - 1.  McCraw homered in the 4th and 7th innings off Dean Chance, and again in the ninth inning off a pitch from Jim Kaat. Chicago banged out 21 hits in total and Gary Peters (6 - 1) pitched a complete game allowing 6 hits and 7 walks while striking out 9 Twins.

A week earlier, Dean Chance shutout the Sox in Chicago snapping their 10 game win streak. But on this day, McCraw helped send him to showers during the 7th frame. Ken Berry had 4 hits for the day and along with McCraw's 3 big hits, J. C. Martin and Gary Peters contributed 3 hits a piece including a Peters homerun in the 9th off Kaat. The White Sox scored all 14 runs in only 3 innings: 2 in the fourth, 7 in the seventh and 5 more in the ninth.  Tommie Agee swiped his 15th and Don Buford his 12th stolen base of the season.

Tommy McCraw  May 24, 1967   3 HR's   8 RBI's

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Joel Horlen on Wheaties Boxes

After Joel Horlen's 1967 season,  he was featured on General Mills' Wheaties cereal boxes
Wheaties 18 oz Cereal Box
Chicago White Sox Joel Horlen Wheaties Box

Hansen Caps Chisox Rally With 3-Run Blast

May 23, 1967 @ Metropolitan Stadium vs Minnesota Twins

Twin Cities Cesar Tovar and Harmon Killebrew belted homeruns off White Sox starter Johnny Buzhardt in the 1st inning giving the Twins a quick 3 - 0 lead, but Chicago bounced back on a 2nd inning Pete Ward homerun (his 5th) and a clutch 3-run shot by Ron Hansen (his 2nd) in the 5th inning to give the Chisox a 5 - 4 lead which ended as the final score.

John Buzhardt (2-2) went 6 1/3 innings and picked up the win. Hoyt Wilhelm knuckled the final 2 2/3 innings of hitless ball capturing his 1st save of the season.  J. C. Martin had an rbi while Tommy McCraw and Ken Berry each contributed a stolen base. Chicago's win ended a 3 game losing streak and are currently 2 - 3 on a 12 game road trip. The 1st place White Sox are now 21-11.

Ron Hansen Game Winning 3-Run Home Run May 23, 1967

Hall of Famer Hoyt Wilhelm Collected a Save May 23, 1967

Starting Pitcher John Buzhardt Winning Pitcher May 23, 1967

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Murray Olderman's Artwork of White Sox Pete Ward

Murray Olderman (born March 27, 1922) is an artist who specialized in cartoons related to sports. He received the National Sports Cartoon Award for 1974 and 1978. His artwork often accompanied the sports stories he authored.  > From Wikepedia, the free encylopedia
Chicago White Sox Pete Ward
Drawing by Murray Olderman of White Sox Pete Ward

White Sox Drop 3 Straight On Road

May 20, 1967 @ Kansas City Athletics (day game)

After winning the 1st game of a brutal stretch of 12 straight road games, the White Sox bowed to the Athletics 9 - 4 in the 2nd game of the series at Municipal Stadium. Tommy John failed to make it to the 3rd inning and the bullpen of Dennis Higgins (LP 1-1), Bruce Howard and Wilbur Wood couldn't put out the fire. Former Chisox Mike Hershberger and Danny Cater had a combined 3 rbi's for the Athletics. KC starter Catfish Hunter was also ineffective lasting only 3 innings. Paul Lindblad (2-0) got the win in relief of Hunter.  Chicago's J. C. Martin had a 2-run double in the 3rd inning.

May 21, 1967 @ Municipal Stadium Kansas City Athletics

Kansas City rallied for four big runs in the 3rd inning chasing White Sox starter Jim O'Toole (1-1) and hung on for a 5 - 4 victory to take the rubber game of the 3 game series. Athletics starting pitcher Jim Nash went 8 1/3 to capture his 5th win of the year.  Former Sox Cater and Hershberger provided damage again each with 2 hits and 1 rbi. White Sox Wayne Causey contributed an rbi and a run scored; and catcher Duane Josephson stroked three base hits.

May 22, 1967 @ Minnesota Twins

The Twins pounced early taking advantage of uncharacteristic wildness from Chicago's Joel Horlen scoring 3 times in the first inning. The White Sox battled back and led 6 -5 after five innings but Horlen and Bob Locker couldn't hold the lead as the Twins rallied for 3 runs in the last of the sixth and held back the Palehose to win 8 - 7. Jim Kaat started for Minnesota and Ron Kline picked up the Win in relief. Bob Locker took the loss for Chicago. The White Sox had 11 hits on the day with Ken Berry homering in the fifth inning. Walt Williams led off for the Sox and had 2 hits and 2 runs scored.

White Sox Duane Josephson 3 Hits May 21, 1967

Ex White Sox Danny Cater & Mike Hershberger

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Palehose Batter Athletics 9 - 1

May 19, 1967 @ Municipal Stadium Kansas City

12,735 in attendance witnessed the Chicago White Sox bang out 13 hits and defeat the Kansas City Athletics 9 - 1. The White Sox entire starting lineup had at least one base hit with Tommie Agee, Jerry Adair and Don Buford each having two hits. The Sox scored two runs in the second inning and rallied for four more in the sixth to provide plenty of cushion for starting pitcher Gary Peters (5-1) who tossed a comlete game 7 hitter, striking out 8 A's.

Peters and Buford put the White Sox on the board in the second with rbi hits. Ken Berry had two rbi's on the day, while Agee, J. C. Martin and Jerry Adair each had one rbi. Pete Ward stole his 2nd base of the year, and Tommie Agee added 3 more steals giving him 13 for the season. Athletics Lew Krausse (2-5) absorbed the loss. The 1st place White Sox are now 20-8.

Tommie Agee Had 3 Stolen Bases May 19, 1967 

Gary Peters Pitching On The Road Gains 5th Win

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Joel Horlen Outlasts Twins Jim Kaat, Sox Win 5 - 4

May 17, 1967 Night Game Comiskey Park vs Minnesota Twins

The Chicago White Sox jumped on Jim Kaat in the early innings and Joel Horlen scattered 9 hits over 7 1/3 innings as the Chisox held on to defeat the Minnesota Twins 5 to 4. Harmon Killebrew's solo homerun in the 7th helped to end Horlen's day on the mound, but Bob Locker followed and closed out the 8th and 9th innings to capture his 8th save.

The Sox accumulated 9 hits on the evening with Don Buford, Ken Berry and Jerry Adair each collecting 2 hits a piece. The fourth inning saw the Palehose plate 3 runs with Berry singling, Duane Josephson tripling and scoring Berry. Jerry Adair and Ronnie Hansen later doubling and each driving in a run.  12,200+ fans saw Joel Horlen improve his record to 5 - 0 on the season and the Sox record is now 19 - 8

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

White Sox BobbleHeads from the 1960's

*** Chicago White Sox Bobbleheads !!! ***

Twins Dean Chance Halts Chisox Win Streak 1 - 0

May 16, 1967 (night game) Comiskey Park

13,000+ saw Minnesota Twins ace right hander Dean Chance stymie the Chicago White Sox with a complete game 5 hitter and end the Palehose early season 10 game winning streak. Bobby Allison and Zoilo Versalles hit back to back doubles in the 2nd inning to account for the game's only run against White Sox starter John Buzhardt. Pitching well through 7 innings, Buzhardt allowed 5 hits and 1 run.

The Sox had two golden scoring opportunities but couldn't plate a runner. In the first, Don Buford singled, promptly stole his 9th base, but after ending up at 3rd after a ground out, he was unable to score. In the White Sox 5th inning, Buzhardt and Buford singled with 1 out, but were left stranded on 1st and 2nd. The White Sox grounded into 3 doubleplays helping Chance to finish the complete game.The first place White Sox are 18 - 8.

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Tommy John & Gary Peters Lead Sox to 10th in Row

Chicago White Sox Sweep Angels in Doubleheader
4 - 2 & 3 - 1,  Chisox Win 10th Consecutive Game
Tommy John Wins 3rd - Gary Peters Fires 1 Hitter 

May 14, 1967 (Game 1) (d) Comiskey Park  White Sox 4 California Angels 2

10,516 fans settled in to see the White Sox take a twinbill over the California Angels and sweep the four game series by a combined four game grand total score of 9 to 3. Game one saw Tommy John win his third game of the season allowing just 4 hits and 2 runs over 7 2/3 innings with 5 strikeouts. Bob Locker closed the door to earn his 7th save. Angels lefty George Brunet took the loss. Don Buford and Tommy McCraw had 2 hits apiece and an rbi each, while Ken Berry led the Sox with a 3 for 4 day and 2 rbi's. The win was first place Chicago's 9th straight.
May 14, 1967 (Game 2) (day) Comiskey Park vs California Angels

Chicago White Sox Gary Peters hurled a complete game 1-hitter and defeated Jim Coates and the California Angels 3 - 1. (It would be Coates' final start of his 11 year career, mostly with the New York Yankees). Angels Bill Skowron traded just one week earlier from the Sox to Angels, hit a solo homerun in the 2nd to spoil a potential no hit game. Gary Peters (4-1) finished the day striking out 10 Angels and walking 2.

The Chisox trailing 1 - 0 in the second loaded the bases with two walks to Pete Ward and Ron Hansen sandwiching a single by Ken Berry. With two outs in the inning, Gary Peters' clutch 2-run single gave the Sox the only cushion needed for their 10th straight victory. Tommie Agee added a solo homerun in the sixth inning. The 1st place Chicago White Sox are now 18 - 7.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Jim O'Toole Masterful in 10 Inning 2-hit Shutout

May 13, 1967 (d) @ Comiskey Park vs. California Angels
*** Bottom 10th Smoky Burgess Sac Fly Brings Home "No-Neck" ***

In his second start of the season, Chicago White Sox Jim O'Toole handcuffed the California Angels in a 10 inning 1 - 0 victory. It was Chicago's 8th consecutive win. Southpaw O'Toole limited the Halos to only two hits (a Bill Skowron single in the 2nd and a Rick Reichart 10th inning single), allowing 1 walk and fanning 11 Angels.

Pete Ward led off the home half of the 10th with a double and Walt Williams pinch ran. After an intentional walk to Ken Berry, Jerry Adair bunted and reached on an error by 1st baseman Bill Skowron attempting to gun down Williams at third. With the bases loaded and after a Tom McCraw short flyball out, Smoky Burgess pinch hit for Ron Hansen and managed a sacrifice fly deep enough to score Williams with the game winner.

4,479 Comiskey Park fans witnessed Chicago White Sox Jim O'Toole's extra inning 2-hit shutout. It was Chicago's second straight 1 - 0 victory over the Angels.

Chicago White Sox Jim O'Toole's 1967 Game Worn Jersey

1967 Comiskey Park Souvenirs

1967 Chicago White Sox American League Schedule

1967 White Sox Spring Training Roster

1967 Chicago White Sox Scorebook

1967 Chicago White Sox Yearbook

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Red Hot White Sox Blank Angels 1 - 0

May 12, 1967 (n) @ Comiskey Park vs California Angels

Joel Horlen
won his 4th game of the year and Bob Locker captured his 6th save as the Chicago White Sox shut out the California Angels and won its 7th consecutive game 1 - 0. Joel Horlen (4-0) went 8 1/3 innings allowing 5 hits (Jim Fregosi with 2 and Don Mincher 3) and 2 walks with 6 K's. After a one out double in the 9th inning by Mincher, Bob Locker came on to retire Knoop and Satriano for the save.

Chicago managed just 3 hits for the game and catcher J. C. Martin had 2 including an RBI double in the 6th inning scoring Ken Berry with the game's sole run. The first place Chisox are now 15 - 7.

White Sox Bomb Orioles 13 - 1

May 10, 1967 (n) at Baltimore Orioles Memorial Stadium

Who said Chicago couldn't hit? The White Sox amassed 15 hits and belted 4 home runs hammering the Baltimore Orioles 13 - 1. Scoring in all but 3 innings the Sox put up a 5 spot in the 3rd inning with 6 hits and 3 walks.

Leading the hit barrage with home runs were Tommy McCraw (3), Pete Ward (4), Dick Kenworthy (1) and Tommie Agee (5). Duane Josephson, Don Buford and Agee had 3 hits a piece. Almost lost in the Chisox offense was Tommy John's complete game 6 - hitter, 1 ER (Curt Blefary solo HR), 0 walks and 6 K's. Orioles starter Steve Barber (2-3) took the loss. The White Sox won their 6th game in a row and stand at 14-7.  Chicago's line score:  40 AB   13 R   15 H   11 RBI

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Agee & Hansen Homer, Chisox Win Fifth Straight, 5 - 4

May 9, 1967 (Night Game) @ Memorial Stadium Baltimore Orioles

Tommie Agee jump started Chicago with a 2-run homerun in the first inning. But, Orioles Boog Powell  tagged starter Gary Peters with a 3-run blast in the bottom of the first.  There was no more scoring until the Sox fifth inning when after a JC Martin walk, Ron Hansen clobbered another 2-run homerun giving the White Sox a brief 4-3 lead.

After Baltimore tied the score 4 - 4 in the last of the 6th, Gary Peters laced a triple in the 7th inning and scored on a Don Buford single giving the Chisox the 5 -4 lead. White Sox Gary Peters was 2 for 3 on the day and scored the game winning run.  He pitched 8 1/3 allowing 4 ER, 5 H, 5 BB with 9 K's. Bob Locker retired the final two Orioles hitters to gain his 5th save. Chicago is 13-7 and in 1st place.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Sox Blank Tribe 2 - 0, Horlen Grabs 3rd Win

May 6, 1967 (Day Game) @ Cleveland Indians

Chicago won it's 4th in a row shutting out Cleveland as Joel Horlen (3-0) allowed only 3 hits through 7 innings and Bob Locker (4 Saves) mopped up retiring the side in order in both the 8th and 9th innings. Horlen left the game early after he singled in the top of the eighth and was forced out at second base.

The White Sox scored on a Gary Bell wild pitch in the first inning and on a Tommy McCraw rbi single in the ninth plating Pete Ward who had 3 walks on the day. Indians starter Gary Bell went 8 innings giving up just 3 Palehose hits. Chicago had only 4 hits for the game. Chicago is now 12 - 7.
A 1967 Pro's Pizza Joel Horlen
Pro's Pizza Was Served at Comiskey Park during 1967 White Sox Home Games

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Eddie Stanky's Managerial Contract Extended through 1969

After a successful year in 1966 managing the Chicago White Sox, skipper Eddie Stanky was given a contract extension on September 30, 1966. The contract was approved by the American League on October 28, 1966.  Stanky's new contract ran through 1967, 1968 and 1969.
American League's Official Approval on Cover of White Sox Eddie Stanky's Contract Extension 10/28/66

White Sox Tommy John's 4-Hitter Upends Cleveland 3 - 2

May 5, 1967 (n) at Cleveland Indians

Tommy John recorded his first win of 1967 pitching a complete game 4-hitter to defeat the Indians and Steve Hargan at Cleveland 3 to 2. Tommy's sinker was at its best inducing groundouts all night with 1st baseman Tommy McCraw making 17 putouts mostly from infielders' assists.

The White Sox trailed 2 - 0 after two innings but tied the score in the 3rd as Wayne Causey reached on a BB, Tommie Agee singled and McCraw had a groundout rbi. Ken Berry followed with an rbi single. Tied at 2 all in the ninth, Chicago scored the go ahead run after 1 out. Agee stroked another single, promptly stole 2b (9th of the year) and Pete Ward brought him home with an rbi single. The Sox had 5 total hits for the game; Pete Ward stole his 1st base of the year. Fittingly, Tommy John retired the Indians in the home half of the ninth on 3 ground ball outs. The White Sox are now 11 - 7.

Monday, January 14, 2013

Chisox Gary Peters Outduels Detroit Tigers Denny McLain 2 - 1

May 3, 1967 Night Game @ Comiskey Park vs Detroit Tigers

The Chicago White Sox mustered only 4 hits all night, but managed 2 of them in the 1st inning scoring their only 2 runs of the game and hung on to beat the Tigers 2 to 1.  With 2 outs in the bottom of the first inning, Tommy Agee was hit by a Denny McLain pitch and promptly stole 2nd (his 8th SB of the year). Pete Ward ripped a clutch 2-out single to score Agee. Tommy McCraw followed driving Ward home with a single.

Gary Peters picked up his 2nd win scattering 7 hits and 3 walks over 7 innings allowing 1 ER, striking out 7 Tigers. Peters was relieved by Bob Locker with 2 on and no outs in the 7th.  Locker pitched the final two innings and recorded his 3rd SV. He escaped the bases loaded no out 7th inning jam allowing only the 1 run to score. The Tigers had numerous chances on the night but could not find the clutch hit. They left 12 runners on base. Al Kaline, Don Wert and Dick McAuliffe had 2 hits each. Chicago continued its agressive base running with Agee (8), Wayne Causey (1) and Al Weis (1) each having a stolen base. The White Sox are now 10 - 7 on the season.

Saturday, January 12, 2013

#41 Dennis Higgins 1967 White Sox Game Worn Flannel Pants / Powder Blue Road Style

1967 White Sox Dennis Higgins 3 1/3 shutout innings of strong relief on April 30, 1967 aided Chicago's comeback win to begin an exciting 10 game winning streak