Thursday, February 28, 2013

Horlen Tosses CG, Sox Beat Angels 3 - 1

May 27, 1967 Night Game @ Anaheim Stadium

In command all night and improving his season record to 6 - 0,  Joel Horlen pitched a complete game 3 hitter and defeated the California Angels 3 - 1. Horlen struck out 3 and walked 2, lost his shutout bid in the ninth inning to a solo home run by California's Jim Fregosi. With the victory the Chicago White Sox improved their record to 5 - 4 on the current 12 game road trip.

Tommie Agee began the game with a leadoff single and promptly stole his 16th base of the year. After one out,  Pete Ward singled to score Agee with the Chicago's first run. In the White Sox 4th inning, Ron Hansen clouted a 2-run shot off Angels starter Rickey Clark (2-4) giving Chicago a comfortable 3 - 0 lead. Al Weis led the White Sox with two of the team's seven hits. Chicago is now 24 - 12 on the year.

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Jim O'Toole Earns Palehose Split with Angels

May 26, 1967 Doubleheader vs California Angels @ Anaheim Stadium

* Game 1 *
Pete Cimino Closes Door on White Sox 7 - 2

Don Mincher's 3 run blast off White Sox starter Tommy John (3-3) helped vault the Angels to a 4 run lead after the 1st inning. Chicago mounted a rally in the top half of the 2nd off California starting pitcher George Brunet with a homerun by Ken Berry and a pair of doubles by Pete Ward and Jerry McNertney. But, Angels reliever Pete Cimino was summoned from the bullpen and quickly extinquished any chance of a Sox comeback. Cimino picked up the win while allowing only 1 hit the final 7 1/3 innings (a 3rd inning single by Tom McCraw).  * Pete Cimino lifetime major league statistics include 161 IP with 5 wins and 8 losses *. 

* Game 2 *
Jim O'Toole Captures His 2nd Win

White Sox starting pitcher Jim O'Toole (2-1) surrendered only 5 hits through 7 innings and allowed no earned runs to help Chicago gain a split of the twinight doubleheader with a 2 - 1 victory over the California Angels. O'Toole stroked a run scoring single in the 5th inning to tie the score 1 - 1 while Ron Hansen's 8th inning bases loaded Sac Fly scored Tommy McCraw with the go ahead run. Hoyt Wilhelm retired the final two Halos to earn his 2nd save of the season. Angels bonus baby and future Chisox, Rick Reichardt had 3 hits for the Angels.
The White Sox are now 23 - 12 on the year.

Chicago White Sox Jim O'Toole Warming Up At Sarasota's Payne Park

Sunday, February 17, 2013

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

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Joel Horlen on Wheaties Boxes

After Joel Horlen's 1967 season,  he was featured on General Mills' Wheaties cereal boxes
Wheaties 18 oz Cereal Box
Chicago White Sox Joel Horlen Wheaties Box

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

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Murray Olderman's Artwork of White Sox Pete Ward

Murray Olderman (born March 27, 1922) is an artist who specialized in cartoons related to sports. He received the National Sports Cartoon Award for 1974 and 1978. His artwork often accompanied the sports stories he authored.  > From Wikepedia, the free encylopedia
Chicago White Sox Pete Ward
Drawing by Murray Olderman of White Sox Pete Ward

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

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Palehose Batter Athletics 9 - 1

May 19, 1967 @ Municipal Stadium Kansas City

12,735 in attendance witnessed the Chicago White Sox bang out 13 hits and defeat the Kansas City Athletics 9 - 1. The White Sox entire starting lineup had at least one base hit with Tommie Agee, Jerry Adair and Don Buford each having two hits. The Sox scored two runs in the second inning and rallied for four more in the sixth to provide plenty of cushion for starting pitcher Gary Peters (5-1) who tossed a comlete game 7 hitter, striking out 8 A's.

Peters and Buford put the White Sox on the board in the second with rbi hits. Ken Berry had two rbi's on the day, while Agee, J. C. Martin and Jerry Adair each had one rbi. Pete Ward stole his 2nd base of the year, and Tommie Agee added 3 more steals giving him 13 for the season. Athletics Lew Krausse (2-5) absorbed the loss. The 1st place White Sox are now 20-8.

Tommie Agee Had 3 Stolen Bases May 19, 1967 

Gary Peters Pitching On The Road Gains 5th Win