Tuesday, September 27, 2011

June 16, 1967 - Cleveland 2, Twins 1 in 10 Innings

I'm waiting on a few ttm returns from some Twins before the season ends.  I sent to Capps, Nathan and Pavano back on the 12th of September, hoping these decent ttm signers would send a few back before the season ends.  So far, nothing.

A few weeks ago I visited The Ballpark in Apple Valley and bought a few vintage scorecards.  One of those included this score card from the Cleveland Indians versus the Twins.

The date was June 16th, 1967.  It was my Mom's birthday.  She was about 8 months pregnant with me.  The Monterey Pop Festival opened in California and the Twins lost to the Indians 2-1 in 10 innings.

The Twins only run came on a Rod Carew home run in the 6th inning.  Killebrew was 0-3 with a walk and two strikeouts.  Jim Merritt pitched nine good innings for the Twins, striking out six and walking two, giving up just one run.  Al Worthington came in for the 10th and struck out one, but gave up three hits to lose the game.

Luis Tiant, then with the Indians, pitched all 10 innings for the Tribe, striking out nine and walking one.  He gave up eight hits but just one run.  No wonder the Twins acquired him for the 1970 season.

You can see the entire box score here.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

hey, just thought I should mention that Target Field is a totally kick-butt ballpark! Had a great time there in my first visit, Monday night. I hope to get a post on my blog about it soon.