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.


  1. The next season I attended a game against the Yankees in which Gary Peters hit a grand slam. I think it is the last slam by a White Sox pitcher.

    1. GP cranked it to deep rightfield off lefty Al Downing..... Yankees announcer Phil Rizzuto called it something like this as GP was rounding the bases: "We knew he was a good hitting pitcher.....but a grandslammer?.....oh my"