1967 St. Louis Cardinals season
|1967 St. Louis Cardinals|
1967 World Series Champions|
National League champions
|Major League affiliations|
|Owner(s)||August "Gussie" Busch|
(Harry Caray, Jack Buck, Jerry Gross)
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The 1967 St. Louis Cardinals season was the team's 86th season in St. Louis, Missouri, its 76th season in the National League, and its first full season at Busch Memorial Stadium. Gussie Busch hired former outfielder Stan Musial as general manager before the season. Featuring four future Hall of Famers in Lou Brock, Bob Gibson, Steve Carlton and Orlando Cepeda, "El Birdos" went 101–60 during the season and won the NL pennant by 10½ games over the San Francisco Giants. They went on to win the 1967 World Series in seven games over the Boston Red Sox.
- 1 Offseason
- 2 Regular season
- 3 Player stats
- 4 1967 World Series
- 5 Awards and honors
- 6 Farm system
- 7 References
- 8 External links
- December 8, 1966: Charley Smith was traded by the Cardinals to the New York Yankees for Roger Maris.
- December 14, 1966: Walt Williams and Don Dennis were traded by the Cardinals to the Chicago White Sox for Johnny Romano and Lee White (minors).
First baseman Orlando Cepeda won the MVP Award this year, batting .325, with 25 home runs and 111 RBIs. He was the first unanimous selection for the award in the history of the National League. Pitcher Bob Gibson and outfielder Curt Flood won Gold Gloves this year.
Flood, whose record streak of 568 consecutive chances in the field without an error ended June 4 when he dropped a fly ball, returned to regular play in late July. His 227-game string had begun September 3, 1965. Once back in the lineup, he batted .373 the rest of the season, finishing fourth in the league at .335.
|St. Louis Cardinals||101||60||--||.627|
|San Francisco Giants||91||71||10.5||.562|
|Los Angeles Dodgers||73||89||28.5||.451|
|New York Mets||61||101||40.5||.377|
- April 1, 1967: Art Mahaffey, Jerry Buchek and Tony Martínez were traded by the Cardinals to the New York Mets for Eddie Bressoud, Danny Napoleon, and cash.
- June 6, 1967: Ted Simmons was drafted by the Cardinals in the 1st round (10th pick) of the 1967 Major League Baseball Draft.
|1967 St. Louis Cardinals roster|
|= Indicates team leader|
Starters by position
Note: Pos = Position; G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in
|C||McCarver, TimTim McCarver||138||471||139||.295||14||69|
|1B||Cepeda, OrlandoOrlando Cepeda||151||563||183||.325||25||111|
|2B||Javier, JuliánJulián Javier||140||520||146||.281||14||64|
|3B||Shannon, MikeMike Shannon||130||482||118||.245||12||77|
|SS||Maxvill, DalDal Maxvill||152||476||108||.227||1||41|
|LF||Brock, LouLou Brock||159||689||206||.299||21||76|
|CF||Flood, CurtCurt Flood||134||514||172||.335||5||50|
|RF||Maris, RogerRoger Maris||125||410||107||.261||9||55|
Note: G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in
|Bressoud, EddieEddie Bressoud||52||67||9||.134||1||1|
|Romano, JohnnyJohnny Romano||24||58||7||.121||0||2|
|Williams, JimyJimy Williams||1||2||0||.000||0||0|
Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts
|Hughes, DickDick Hughes||37||222.1||16||6||2.67||161|
|Carlton, SteveSteve Carlton||30||193||14||9||2.98||168|
|Washburn, RayRay Washburn||27||186.1||10||7||3.53||98|
|Gibson, BobBob Gibson||24||175.1||13||7||2.98||147|
|Jaster, LarryLarry Jaster||34||152.1||9||7||3.01||87|
|Briles, NelsonNelson Briles||49||155.1||14||5||2.43||94|
|Jackson, AlAl Jackson||38||107||9||4||3.95||43|
|Cosman, JimJim Cosman||10||31.1||1||0||3.16||11|
Note: G = Games pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; SV = Saves; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts
|Willis, RonRon Willis||65||6||5||10||2.67||42|
|Hoerner, JoeJoe Hoerner||57||4||4||15||2.59||50|
1967 World Series
St. Louis defeated the Boston Red Sox in the World Series, bursting "The Impossible Dream" bubble of the latter team, which had won their first pennant in 21 years on the last day of the season. Bob Gibson won Games 1, 4 and 7 in the Series and was named Series MVP for a second time. Nelson Briles won Game 3. Gibson came back from a broken leg during the season to accomplish his incredible World Series performance. KMOX radio awarded Lou Brock a car for his superb play (12–29 .414 with a record-tying 7 stolen bases) in the Series.
|Game||Score||Date||Location||Attendance||Time of Game|
|1||Cardinals – 2, Red Sox – 1||October 4||Fenway Park||34,796||2:22|
|2||Cardinals – 0, Red Sox – 5||October 5||Fenway Park||35,188||2:24|
|3||Red Sox – 2, Cardinals – 5||October 7||Busch Memorial Stadium||54,575||2:15|
|4||Red Sox – 0, Cardinals – 6||October 8||Busch Memorial Stadium||54,575||2:05|
|5||Red Sox – 3, Cardinals – 1||October 9||Busch Memorial Stadium||54,575||2:20|
|6||Cardinals – 4, Red Sox – 8||October 11||Fenway Park||35,188||2:48|
|7||Cardinals – 7, Red Sox – 2||October 12||Fenway Park||35,188||2:23|
Despite winning a World Series in his first season as general manager, Musial stepped down, citing that he did not think the occupation was right for him, making it his only season as GM. He worked in other capacities in the Cardinals front office until 1980. Busch rehired Bing Devine after Musial's resignation.
Awards and honors
- Lou Brock, Babe Ruth Award
- Orlando Cepeda, National League Most Valuable Player Award
- Bob Gibson, World Series Most Valuable Player Award
- Red Schoendienst, Associated Press NL Manager of the Year