Walt Williams was a fan favorite wherever he played -- his enthusiasm for the game, unsurpassed -- and his hustle on the field, non-stop. Walt provided an offensive spark his first year with the Chicago White Sox in 1967. Had manager Eddie Stanky chosen to play"No-Neck" more often (instead of veterans Rocky Colavito and Ken Boyer during August/September of the 1967 American League pennant race) -- the final outcome that memorable season may have been very different.
Jim O'Toole's big league career ended following his 10th season in 1967
with the Chicago White Sox. He won 4 games while compiling a splendid
2.82 ERA through July that year before being sidelined with a shoulder
injury. On May 13, 1967, Jim had tossed his 18th and final major
league shutout. It was a magnificent 10 inning complete game 2-hitter.
He struck out 11 batters, while walking just one.
A year ago, Jim kindly offered remembrances of 1967 regarding a book being compiled about teammate, Joe Horlen.
I got hurt early in the (pennant) race -- when Stanky said after I pitched a 2 hit 10 inning shutout -- He said, 'If you see a sanitary sock with a baseball tied above your locker, that means you're pitching that day!'