1967 St. Louis Cardinals season

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1967 St. Louis Cardinals
1967 World Series Champions
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record 101–60 (.627)
League place 1st
Other information
Owner(s) August "Gussie" Busch
Manager(s) Red Schoendienst
Local television KSD-TV
Local radio KMOX
(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.

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

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.[3] 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.

Season standings[edit]

National League W L GB Pct.
St. Louis Cardinals 101 60 -- .627
San Francisco Giants 91 71 10.5 .562
Chicago Cubs 87 74 14 .540
Cincinnati Reds 87 75 14.5 .537
Philadelphia Phillies 82 80 19.5 .506
Pittsburgh Pirates 81 81 20.5 .500
Atlanta Braves 77 85 24.5 .475
Los Angeles Dodgers 73 89 28.5 .451
Houston Astros 69 93 32.5 .426
New York Mets 61 101 40.5 .377

Notable transactions[edit]

Roster[edit]

1967 St. Louis Cardinals roster
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

Manager

Coaches

Player stats[edit]

= Indicates team leader

Batting[edit]

Starters by position[edit]

Note: Pos = Position; G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

Pos Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
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

Other batters[edit]

Note: G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
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

Pitching[edit]

Starting pitchers[edit]

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
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

Other pitchers[edit]

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
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

Relief pitchers[edit]

Note: G = Games pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; SV = Saves; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Willis, RonRon Willis 65 6 5 10 2.67 42
Hoerner, JoeJoe Hoerner 57 4 4 15 2.59 50

1967 World Series[edit]

Main article: 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.

NL St. Louis Cardinals (4) vs. AL Boston Red Sox (3)

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[edit]

Farm system[edit]