Sunday, February 10, 2013

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

1 comment:

  1. Johnny Buzhardt really settled down after the first .3 inning of the game. In September, I was at Comiskey Park for a Sox-Twins game that ended by the same score when the Sox scored four times in the ninth to beat Dean Chance. Thanks for posting the photo of Buzhardt with Mr. Cub. He was a class act.