Wednesday, January 2, 2013

1967 White Sox Home Opener Series vs Washington Senators

April 15, 1967
The first Saturday Opening Day in White Sox history attracted 18,388 including kids out of school.   White Sox lose opener in 11 innings 3 - 1

(Opening Day) Chicago wasted a fine outing from lefty Tommy John pitching 8 strong innings, striking out 8 and allowing 1 run. Pete Richert and Washington relievers allowed only 2 singles by Tommie Agee and Ken Berry as well as a Jerry Adair sacrifice fly.  Pitching the 11th, Dennis Higgins surrendered a Ken McMullen game winning 2-run double scoring Fred Valentine and Ken Harrelson.

April 16, 1967
Chisox Sweep Doubleheader Against Senators 7 - 3  &  4 - 3 (16 innings)

(Game 1) Joel Horlen captured his 1st win of the season by tossing a complete game 6 hitter in game one defeating Phil Ortega and the Washington Senators. Tommie Agee blasted a 3 run HR off Ortega in the 4th and Pete Ward had a 3 run shot off Bob Priddy in the 5th. Horlen was touched in the late innings by homeruns from Frank Howard and Bob Chance.

(Game 2) Darold Knowles surrenders bases loaded walk to Jerry Adair plating Ken Berry in 16th inning as Chicago takes 2 of 3 from the Senators in the weekend series. Gary Peters had a solid outing departing after 8 innings, 2 ER's and 8 K's. Jim Hannah started for Nats. Tommy McCraw led the Sox with 4 hits in 7 AB's. Tommie Agee had 3 more hits and stole his 4th base in 5 games. Dennis Higgins pitched the 16th inning and picked up his 1st win after taking the loss in game 1 of the series. Ken "Hawk" Harrelson was 0 for 7 in game 2 and had an eye popping 25 putouts at 1st base.
W - 3   L - 2

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