Thursday, November 14, 2013

Agee's Clutch 2-Run Hit Caps Comeback Over Bosox 5 - 3
June 6, 1967 @ Comiskey Park (n) 

Tommie Agee struck out each of his earlier three at bats before delivering a two out single in the 7th inning leading the White Sox to a thrilling victory and defeating the Boston Red Sox, 5-3. Jim O'Toole started for Chicago before being lifted for a pinch hitter in the 3rd inning trailing 3-0. Chicago's comeback began in the 3rd inning with Ed Stroud's rbi single scoring J.C. Martin and a Ken Berry groundout plating Walt Williams.

Down 3-2 in the 4th, Wayne Causey chopped an infield rbi single to tie the game 3-3 setting the stage for Agee's clutch hit in the 7th. Pitchers John Buzhardt, Don McMahon, Hoyt Wilhelm and Wilbur  Wood shutout the Red Sox the final 6 innings with Wilhelm (3-1) notching the win and Wood capturing his first save of the year. Darrell Brandon started and suffered the loss for Boston. 10,463 attendance saw Chicago's record improve to 27-18.
White Sox Tommie Agee Game Winning 2-Run Single 6/6/67

Chicago White Sox Ed Stroud Continues Hot Streak June 6th

Chisox Wayne Causey Delivers Clutch RBI Single June 6, 1967 


  1. Hey Bobmc. Enjoy your site :)
    I'm not a Sox fan but I am an Agee fan from his Met days. I didn't follow baseball til a few years later getting swept up in the '69 Mets so I wasn't around for the trade the New York made with Chicago for Tommie. I know Tommy Davis was the principle player from the Mets. As an active White Sox fan at the time, what did you think of the trade (Weis too)?

  2. Warren, thanks for the comment. I was 15 when the Chisox traded Tommie Agee, Don Buford, Al Weis and JC Martin (don't forget him). The White Sox just missed the AL pennant in '67 mainly due to lack of hitting and power. Because of that, the Sox brass thought it a wise thing to trade for pop (Tommie Davis), despite the fact managements' 1967 pennant race acquisition of Rocky Colavito and Ken Boyer turned out to be a failure in terms of not winning the pennant. Even back then, I couldn't believe 'wise' baseball men would trade away talent like Agee and Buford. What in the world was management thinking? At least Agee, Buford, Weis and JC earned World Series championship rings with their new teams.

  3. Wow, great response, thank you for your perspective.

    Forgot about Buford and J.C.
    Hey, in the long haul maybe they knew what they were doing. Agee had a few impressive seasons and did some very important things (being one of my childhood idols was one), but his time was so short. Those few good years would have served the Sox well though.
    '68 must have been a rough year for White Sox fans. From 89 wins in 1967 to 95 losses in '68. And (Im reading from Baseball Reference as I type) three managers? Yikes.

  4. I was devastated when they traded Tommie Agee and Don Buford. Although older, I was excited about Aparicio returning but not at the loss of Buford. I was always excited about the go-go chants during White Sox games in stealing situations when Agee, Buford, McCraw got on base.

  5. For some reason, the White Sox AM radio broadcasts often came through to Texas. I'd listen to them on my transistor radio hidden under my pillow when the Astros game wasn't on. As my favorite players were pitchers (Drysdale, Gibson), I developed a quick appreciation for this team. They had to have one of the best pitching staffs ever. Loved Wilhelm and Horlen especially.