1967 Chicago White Sox season

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1967 Chicago White Sox
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) Arthur Allyn, Jr., John Allyn
Manager(s) Eddie Stanky
Local television WGN-TV
(Jack Brickhouse, Lloyd Pettit)
Local radio WMAQ (AM)
(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.

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Opening Day lineup[edit]

Joe Horlen and The Sockless Sox[edit]

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[edit]

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.

Black Wednesday[edit]

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.

Season standings[edit]

American League W L Pct. GB
Boston Red Sox 92 70 .568
Detroit Tigers 91 71 .562 1
Minnesota Twins 91 71 .562 1
Chicago White Sox 89 73 .549 3
California Angels 84 77 .522
Baltimore Orioles 76 85 .472 15½
Washington Senators 76 85 .472 15½
Cleveland Indians 75 87 .463 17
New York Yankees 72 90 .444 20
Kansas City Athletics 62 99 .385 29½

Notable transactions[edit]

Roster[edit]

1967 Chicago White Sox
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

Manager

Coaches

Player stats[edit]

Batting[edit]

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

Player G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG SB
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
Player G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG SB
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
Team totals
162 5383 531 1209 181 34 89 491 480 849 .225 124

Pitching[edit]

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

Player W L ERA G GS SV IP H R ER HR BB K
John Buzhardt 3 9 3.96 28 7 0 88.2 100 44 39 11 42 33
Cisco Carlos 2 0 0.86 8 7 0 41.2 23 5 4 0 9 27
Dennis Higgins 1 2 5.84 9 0 0 12.1 13 9 8 0 10 8
Joe Horlen 19 7 2.06 35 35 0 258.0 188 66 59 13 62 103
Bruce Howard 3 10 3.43 30 17 0 112.2 102 55 43 9 53 76
Tommy John 10 13 2.47 31 29 0 178.1 143 62 49 12 54 110
Steve Jones 2 2 4.21 11 3 0 25.2 21 13 12 1 12 17
Fred Klages 4 4 3.83 11 9 0 44.2 43 19 19 6 17 17
Jack Lamabe 1 0 1.80 3 0 0 5.0 7 2 1 0 2 3
Bob Locker 7 5 2.09 77 0 20 124.2 102 34 29 5 28 80
Don McMahon 5 0 1.67 52 0 3 91.2 54 21 17 5 31 74
Aurelio Monteagudo 0 1 20.25 1 1 0 1.1 4 3 3 1 2 0
Roger Nelson 0 1 1.29 5 0 0 7.0 4 1 1 1 0 4
Jim O'Toole 4 3 2.82 15 10 0 54.1 53 21 17 4 20 37
Gary Peters 16 11 2.28 38 36 0 260.0 187 81 66 15 99 215
Hoyt Wilhelm 8 3 1.31 49 0 12 89.0 58 21 13 2 38 76
Wilbur Wood 4 2 2.45 51 8 4 95.1 95 34 26 2 32 47
Team totals
89 73 2.45 162 162 39 1490.1 1197 491 406 87 511 927

Awards and honors[edit]

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Indianapolis Indians Pacific Coast League Don Gutteridge
AA Evansville White Sox Southern League George Noga
A Lynchburg White Sox Carolina League Stan Wasiak
A Appleton Foxes Midwest League Alex Cosmidis
Short-Season A Duluth-Superior Dukes Northern League Ira Hutchinson
Rookie GCL White Sox Gulf Coast League Bruce Andrew

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Appleton

Duluth-Superior affiliation shared with Chicago Cubs[8]

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