1967 Major League Baseball season
The 1967 Major League Baseball season was contested from April 10 to October 12, 1967. The St. Louis Cardinals defeated the Boston Red Sox four games to three in the World Series, which was the first World Series appearance for the Red Sox in 21 years. Following the season, the Kansas City Athletics relocated to Oakland.
|1967 MLB season|
|League||Major League Baseball|
|Duration||April 10 – October 12, 1967|
|Top draft pick||Ron Blomberg|
|Picked by||New York Yankees|
|Season MVP||AL: Carl Yastrzemski (BOS)|
NL: Orlando Cepeda (STL)
|AL champions||Boston Red Sox|
|AL runners-up||Detroit Tigers|
|NL champions||St. Louis Cardinals|
|NL runners-up||San Francisco Giants|
|Champions||St. Louis Cardinals|
|Runners-up||Boston Red Sox|
|Finals MVP||Bob Gibson (STL)|
Awards and honorsEdit
- Baseball Hall of Fame
- Most Valuable Player
- Cy Young Award
- Rookie of the Year
- Gold Glove Award
MLB statistical leadersEdit
1 American League Triple Crown Batting Winner
Major league baseball final standingsEdit
American League final standingsEdit
|Boston Red Sox||92||70||0.568||—||49–32||43–38|
|Chicago White Sox||89||73||0.549||3||49–33||40–40|
|New York Yankees||72||90||0.444||20||43–38||29–52|
|Kansas City Athletics||62||99||0.385||29½||37–44||25–55|
National League final standingsEdit
|St. Louis Cardinals||101||60||0.627||—||49–32||52–28|
|San Francisco Giants||91||71||0.562||10½||51–31||40–40|
|Los Angeles Dodgers||73||89||0.451||28½||42–39||31–50|
|New York Mets||61||101||0.377||40½||36–42||25–59|
- April 21 – The Los Angeles Dodgers run of 737 consecutive games without a game being rained out ends.
- May 14 - Mickey Mantle hit his 500th home run at Yankee Stadium.
- October 18, 1967: City officials from Kansas City, Oakland and Seattle were invited by Joe Cronin to discuss the A's relocation plans. United States Senator Stuart Symington attended the meeting and discussed the possibility of revoking baseball's antitrust exemption if the A's were allowed to leave Kansas City. The owners began deliberation and after the first ballot, only six owners were in favor of relocation. The owner of Baltimore voted against, while the ownership for Cleveland, New York and Washington had abstained. In the second ballot, the New York Yankees voted in favor of the Athletics relocation to Oakland. To appease all interested parties, the Athletics announced that MLB would expand to Kansas City and Seattle no later than the 1971 MLB season. MLB owners, bowing to Symington's threat, awarded Kansas City and Seattle expansion American League franchises for the 1969 season.
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