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.
|Ken Berry White Sox @ Comiskey Park (circa 1963)|
|White Sox Tommy John @ Comiskey Park 9-12-65|
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.
As a pitcher, Gary Peters never had a Topps baseball card picturing him with a bat; it could be argued his hitting certainly warranted one! And, unfortunately, Topps entirely skipped Gary from its 1962 Topps Set.
A 1962 Topps Gary Peters may have looked like this custom card