Sunday, May 19, 2013

Ron Hansen's Walk Off Hit Plates Ken Berry in 11th, ChiSox Win 3-2

May 31, 1967 @ Comiskey Park (N) vs. Baltimore Orioles

Ron Hansen atoned for a critical error in the 7th inning leading to an unearned run by singling in Ken Berry off Ed Watt in the bottom of the 11th giving the Chicago White Sox a 3-2 win over the Baltimore Orioles. Nearly 14,000 watched the White Sox in their return home to Comiskey Park after an arduous 12 game road trip.

Jim O'Toole pitched brilliantly through 6 innings but ran into trouble in the 7th. A walk, an error and base hit allowed the Orioles to score their 1st run and cut Chicago's lead to 2-1. Bob Locker relieved O'Toole and with Baltimore runners at 2nd and 3rd with 0 outs, Locker induced consecutive grounders to the right side allowing back to back infielder assists to JC Martin cutting down two runners at the plate.

Tommie Agee led off Chicago's 1st inning with a solo homerun (7). Al Weis had 2 SB's, Don Buford 3 hits, and Ken Berry 2 hits and a RBI. Frank and Brooks Robinson were a combined 2 for 9 with 4 K's. Hoyt Wilhelm pitched the final 2 1/3 innings retiring all 7 hitters in order and captured his 2nd win.

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