Sunday, November 10, 2013

1967 World Series: Tigers defeat Jints in 6

  The Giant lone run came on a Jesus Alou 8th inning homer.  Meanwhile, the Tigers outfield all hit homers, Willie Horton, and Jim Northrup each had two run homers and Al Kaline added a solo drive.  Mickey Lolich threw 7 innings and earned the win.  Juan Marichal gave up all three dingers and took the loss.
Tigers 5  Giants 1
  Willie McCovey opened the scoring with a two run homer in the first.  Willie Mays had a solo blast in the fourth to give the Giants a 3-0 lead.  Dick McAuliffe lead off the 6th with a homer and was followed in the inning with a 3 run homer by Willie Horton.  McCovey and Horton both hit solo homers in the 8th.  Earl Wilson was the winner and Gaylord Perry the loser.
Tigers 6  Giants 4
 The winds seemed calm on the field, but there must have been a jet stream in the upper atmosphere as the two teams combines for 9 homers bringing their total for the series in three games to a staggering 19!!!  Alou, Ollie Brown and Jim Hart greeted Tiger starter and loser Denny McLain with consecutive homers to lead off the first.  Jack Hiatt added another Giant homer in the 4th off Johnny Podres.  Winner Mike McCormick gave up 5 homers to Kaline, Mickey Stanley, Norm Cash, pinchhitter Eddie Mathews and Dick Tracewski.  But the Giants were able to score without a home run.
Giants 10  Tigers 8
  Willie McCovey again hit a two run homer in the first but that was the only round tripper of the game,  The Giants added two more in the first off loser Joe Sparma.  The rest of the game was anti-climatical.  Ray Sadecki won the game with 6.1 innings of work backed by a stellar Giants bullpen.
Giants 5  Tigers 3
  You had to know the power outage would not be gone for long.  Dick McAuliffe lead off the game with a homer run off Juan Marichal.  Al Kaline accepted his demotion in the lineup to the 7th spot carrying a disappointing .237 average into the game.  But you knew he wasn't satisfied.  He lead off the 2nd with a home run, his third of the Series.  After an out, the next five Tigers reached base pushing the Tiger lead to 5-0.  Singles by Jim Northrupand Kaline added two more runs and the Tigers had staked Mickey Lolich to a 7-0 lead.  Lolich would give up two solo homers to McCovey, his fourth and fifth of the Series.  Kaline would hit his fourth in the 6th. 
Tigers 10  Giants 3
  Game two starters Earl Wilson and Gaylord Perry met in this elimination game.  Don Wert hit a home run in the first to give Wilson a 1 -0 lead.  Norm Cash added a two run homer in the 3rd and it was 5-0 when Willie Mays got the Giants on the board in the 6th.  That was it for the scoring in this wild World Series that saw 28 home runs in 6 games. 
Tigers 5  Giants 1
--submitted by Tom "Crash" Davis"--

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