1967 Chicago White Sox season
|1967 Chicago White Sox|
|Major League affiliations|
|Owner(s)||Arthur Allyn, Jr., John Allyn|
(Jack Brickhouse, Lloyd Pettit)
(Bob Elson, Red Rush)
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The 1967 Chicago White Sox season was the team's 67th season in the major leagues, and its 68th season overall. They finished with a record 89–73, good enough for fourth place in the American League, 3 games behind the first-place Boston Red Sox.
- October 12, 1966: The White Sox traded a player to be named later to the Pittsburgh Pirates for Wilbur Wood. The White Sox completed the deal by sending Juan Pizarro to the Pirates on November 28.
- October 17, 1966: Smoky Burgess was released by the White Sox.
- December 14, 1966: Johnny Romano and Lee White (minors) were traded by the White Sox to the St. Louis Cardinals for Walt Williams and Don Dennis.
Opening Day lineup
- Walt Williams, lf
- Don Buford, 3b
- Tommie Agee, cf
- Pete Ward, 1b
- Ken Berry, rf
- Jerry McNertney, c
- Ron Hansen, ss
- Jerry Adair, 2b
- John Buzhardt, p
Joe Horlen and The Sockless Sox
The Sockless Sox hit only .225, but they had a pitching staff that carried the team to a near miraculous American League pennant that year. they were led by Joe Horlen who won 19 games, and pitched a no-hitter on September 10 against the Detroit Tigers. He had a league-leading 2.06 ERA. The pitching staff was the trump card that landed the White Sox in first place on June 10. They held the lead until a heartbreaking loss to the Minnesota Twins knocked them into second place on August 13. Thereafter it was a four-team dogfight.
White Sox Unsung Heroes
Sinker-ball specialist Bob Locker teamed with Hoyt Wilhelm and Don McMahon, an early-season pickup, to form the nucleus of a tough bullpen. With assembly-line precision, pitching coach Ray Berres "manufactured" live, young arms and rejuvenated the veterans. Berres had supervised the Sox pitchers for 19 years until Eddie Stanky replaced him with Marv Grissom in 1967.
Ed Short burned up the telephone lines seeking a capable hitter to beef up the punchless attack. Jim King, Ken Boyer, and Rocky Colavito arrived via the waiver route, but those were desultory moves that upset the delicate chemistry of the ballclub and hurt the morale of the younger players coming down the homestretch.
The fate of the White Sox hung in the balance on September 27 – 'Black Wednesday' – in Kansas City. playing in that city for the final time before moving on to Oakland for 1968, Charlie Finleys doormat A's knocked off the Sox in a twi-night doubleheader. Stankey's team needed only a split of the 2 games to place them in an enviable position going into the final 3 days of the season. The other contenders had all lost that day including the Boston Red Sox. Their 89 win season was their 17th consecutive first-division finish. It would be 5 years before the White Sox had a winning season again and 16 years before the White Sox had a chance to make it to the postseason.
|Boston Red Sox||92||70||.568||–|
|Chicago White Sox||89||73||.549||3|
|New York Yankees||72||90||.444||20|
|Kansas City Athletics||62||99||.385||29½|
- May 6, 1967: Bill Skowron was traded by the White Sox to the California Angels for Cotton Nash and cash.
- June 15, 1967: Ed Stroud was traded by the White Sox to the Washington Senators for Jim King.
- July 22, 1967: Bill Southworth and a player to be named later were traded by the White Sox to the New York Mets for Ken Boyer and a player to be named later. The Mets completed their part of the deal by sending Sandy Alomar to the White Sox on August 15. The White Sox completed their part of the deal by sending J. C. Martin to the Mets on November 27.
|1967 Chicago White Sox|
Note: G = Games played; AB = At Bats; R = Runs scored; H = Hits; 2B = Doubles; 3B = Triples; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in; BB = Base on balls; SO = Strikeouts; AVG = Batting average; SB = Stolen bases
|Jerry Adair, 2B||28||98||6||20||4||0||0||9||4||17||.204||0|
|Tommie Agee, CF,LF,RF||158||529||73||124||26||2||14||52||44||129||.234||28|
|Sandy Alomar, SS,2B||12||15||4||3||0||0||0||0||2||0||.200||2|
|Ken Berry, RF,CF,LF||147||485||49||117||14||4||7||41||46||68||.241||9|
|Ken Boyer, 3B,1B||57||180||17||47||5||1||4||21||7||25||.261||0|
|Buddy Bradford, OF||24||20||6||2||1||0||0||1||1||7||.100||1|
|Don Buford, 3B,2B||156||535||61||129||10||9||4||32||65||51||.241||34|
|Smoky Burgess, PH||77||60||2||8||1||0||2||11||14||8||.133||0|
|Wayne Causey, 2B||124||292||21||66||10||3||1||28||32||35||.226||2|
|Rocky Colavito, RF,LF||60||190||20||42||4||1||3||29||25||10||.221||1|
|Ron Hansen, SS||157||498||35||116||20||0||8||51||64||51||.233||0|
|Ed Herrmann, C||2||3||1||2||1||0||0||1||1||0||.667||0|
|Duane Josephson, C||62||189||11||45||5||1||1||9||6||24||.238||0|
|Dick Kenworthy, 3B||50||97||9||22||4||1||4||11||4||17||.227||0|
|Jim King, OF||23||50||2||6||1||0||0||2||4||16||.120||0|
|J.C. Martin, C||101||252||22||59||12||1||4||22||30||41||.234||4|
|Jerry McNertney, C||56||123||8||28||6||0||3||13||6||14||.228||0|
|Tommy McCraw, 1B,CF||125||453||55||107||18||3||11||45||33||55||.236||24|
|Rich Morales, SS||8||10||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||2||.000||0|
|Cotton Nash, 1B||3||3||1||0||0||0||0||0||1||0||.000||0|
|Bill Skowron, PH||8||8||0||0||0||0||0||1||0||1||.000||0|
|Marv Staehle, 2B,SS||32||54||1||6||1||0||0||1||4||8||.111||1|
|Jimmy Stewart, 2B,LF||24||18||5||3||0||0||0||1||1||6||.167||1|
|Ed Stroud, LF,RF||20||27||6||8||0||1||0||3||1||5||.296||7|
|Bill Voss, OF||13||22||4||2||0||0||0||0||0||1||.091||1|
|Pete Ward, LF,1B,RF,3B||146||467||49||109||16||2||18||62||61||109||.233||3|
|Al Weis, 2B,SS||50||53||9||13||2||0||0||4||1||7||.245||3|
|Walt Williams, LF,RF||104||275||35||66||16||3||3||15||17||20||.240||3|
|John Buzhardt, P||28||20||0||4||0||0||0||2||0||7||.200||0|
|Cisco Carlos, P||8||16||0||1||0||0||0||0||0||7||.063||0|
|Dennis Higgins, P||9||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000||0|
|Joe Horlen, P||51||83||8||14||1||0||0||5||1||14||.169||0|
|Bruce Howard, P||30||28||1||5||1||0||0||0||1||9||.179||0|
|Tommy John, P||31||51||0||8||0||0||0||2||1||12||.157||0|
|Steve Jones, P||11||4||0||1||1||0||0||0||0||1||.250||0|
|Fred Klages, P||12||12||0||0||0||0||0||1||0||8||.000||0|
|Bob Locker, P||77||10||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||6||.000||0|
|Don McMahon, P||52||11||0||2||0||0||0||0||0||8||.182||0|
|Jim O'Toole, P||15||13||0||1||0||0||0||1||0||5||.077||0|
|Gary Peters, P||48||99||10||21||0||2||2||13||2||23||.212||0|
|Hoyt Wilhelm, P||49||13||0||1||0||0||0||1||0||11||.077||0|
|Wilbur Wood, P||51||16||0||1||1||0||0||1||1||11||.063||0|
Note: W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; G = Games pitched; GS = Games started; SV = Saves; IP = Innings pitched; H = Hits allowed; R = Runs allowed; ER = Earned runs allowed; HR = Home runs allowed; BB = Walks allowed; K = Strikeouts
Awards and honors
- 1967 MLB All-Star Game
LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Appleton
- Wilbur Wood page at Baseball Reference
- Smoky Burgess page at Baseball Reference
- Walt Williams page at Baseball Reference
- Moose Skowron page at Baseball Reference
- Ed Stroud page at Baseball Reference
- Sandy Alomar page at Baseball Reference
- Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball. Durham, N.C.: Baseball America, 1997