Tuesday, February 5, 2013

White Sox Drop 3 Straight On Road

May 20, 1967 @ Kansas City Athletics (day game)

After winning the 1st game of a brutal stretch of 12 straight road games, the White Sox bowed to the Athletics 9 - 4 in the 2nd game of the series at Municipal Stadium. Tommy John failed to make it to the 3rd inning and the bullpen of Dennis Higgins (LP 1-1), Bruce Howard and Wilbur Wood couldn't put out the fire. Former Chisox Mike Hershberger and Danny Cater had a combined 3 rbi's for the Athletics. KC starter Catfish Hunter was also ineffective lasting only 3 innings. Paul Lindblad (2-0) got the win in relief of Hunter.  Chicago's J. C. Martin had a 2-run double in the 3rd inning.

May 21, 1967 @ Municipal Stadium Kansas City Athletics

Kansas City rallied for four big runs in the 3rd inning chasing White Sox starter Jim O'Toole (1-1) and hung on for a 5 - 4 victory to take the rubber game of the 3 game series. Athletics starting pitcher Jim Nash went 8 1/3 to capture his 5th win of the year.  Former Sox Cater and Hershberger provided damage again each with 2 hits and 1 rbi. White Sox Wayne Causey contributed an rbi and a run scored; and catcher Duane Josephson stroked three base hits.

May 22, 1967 @ Minnesota Twins

The Twins pounced early taking advantage of uncharacteristic wildness from Chicago's Joel Horlen scoring 3 times in the first inning. The White Sox battled back and led 6 -5 after five innings but Horlen and Bob Locker couldn't hold the lead as the Twins rallied for 3 runs in the last of the sixth and held back the Palehose to win 8 - 7. Jim Kaat started for Minnesota and Ron Kline picked up the Win in relief. Bob Locker took the loss for Chicago. The White Sox had 11 hits on the day with Ken Berry homering in the fifth inning. Walt Williams led off for the Sox and had 2 hits and 2 runs scored.

White Sox Duane Josephson 3 Hits May 21, 1967

Ex White Sox Danny Cater & Mike Hershberger

1 comment:

  1. I wish the White Sox could have taken a few more games from the Athletics. The season outcome would have been different. There did seem to be a White Sox-Athletics connection. Charlie O'Finley was from the area and I think at one point he wanted to purchase the White Sox. The Hershberger-Landis trade brought us John, Agee, and Romano, a great deal for the Sox.