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

1 comment:

  1. You do not expect to defeat Dean Chance by such a score. I imagine it was a career day for Quick-draw McCraw as Red Rush would refer to him. I must not have listened to that game on the radio as it was a school day.