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The 1967 American League Race

August 29, 2016

On the last weekend of the 1967 season, an incredible three team race for the truly meaningful league pennant was down to the last two days.

While the Boston Red Sox did their part by winning both Fenway Park games vs the Minnesota Twins, to pass “Minne” in the standings, it was the Angels splitting 2 doubleheaders in Detroit, that clinched the race for Boston.

Boston had won a showdown 162nd game of the year vs the Twins to move one game ahead of them and eliminate them from pennant contention.

Detroit won the first game of a doubleheader from the Angels but with Red Sox players listening to the great Tigers’ broadcaster Ernie Harwell’s “pumped into their clubhouse ” broadcast, the Angels won that second game and “The Impossible Dream” Red Sox had their first pennant in 21 years.

 

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Click below to view the Red Sox clinching at least a tie for the 1967 pennant. Later they listened as the Angels beat the Tigers to clinch the BoSox first pennant in 21 years. The announcer I believe is Mel Parnell.

MIN@BOS: Red Sox win on final day of season

 

 

 

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