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The 1967 season of the American League was the sixty-seventh season of the league.

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[edit] Season summary

[edit] Standings

Bold indicates league champion, Italics indicates World Series champion
Rank Team G W L T WPCT GB RS (RS/G) RA (RA/G) AVG OBP SLG ERA FPCT
1 Boston Red Sox 162 92 70 0 .568 -.- 722 (4.46) 614 (3.79) 0.255 0.320 0.395 3.36 0.977
2 Minnesota Twins 164 91 71 2 .555 1.0 671 (4.09) 590 (3.60) 0.240 0.305 0.369 3.14 0.978
2 Detroit Tigers 163 91 71 1 .558 1.0 683 (4.19) 587 (3.60) 0.243 0.322 0.376 3.32 0.978
4 Chicago White Sox 162 89 73 0 .549 3.0 531 (3.28) 491 (3.03) 0.225 0.288 0.320 2.45 0.979
5 California Angels 161 84 77 0 .522 7.5 567 (3.52) 587 (3.65) 0.238 0.298 0.349 3.19 0.982
6 Washington Senators 161 76 85 0 .472 15.5 550 (3.42) 637 (3.96) 0.223 0.285 0.326 3.38 0.978
7 Baltimore Orioles 161 76 85 0 .472 15.5 654 (4.06) 592 (3.68) 0.240 0.308 0.372 3.32 0.980
8 Cleveland Indians 162 75 87 0 .463 17.0 559 (3.45) 613 (3.78) 0.235 0.289 0.359 3.25 0.981
9 New York Yankees 163 72 90 1 .442 25.0 522 (3.20) 621 (3.81) 0.225 0.294 0.317 3.24 0.976
10 Kansas City Athletics 161 62 99 0 .385 29.5 533 (3.31) 660 (4.10) 0.233 0.292 0.330 3.68 0.978

[edit] League leaders

Bold indicates league record, Italics indicate all-time record

[edit] Batting

Statistic Leader Team Number
Games Played Cesar Tovar Minnesota Twins 164
At Bats Cesar Tovar Minnesota Twins 649
Runs Scored Carl Yastrzemski Boston Red Sox 112
Hits Carl Yastrzemski Boston Red Sox 189
Doubles Tony Oliva Minnesota Twins 34
Triples Paul Blair Baltimore Orioles 12
Home Runs Harmon Killebrew
Carl Yastrzemski
Minnesota Twins
Boston Red Sox
44
Total Bases Carl Yastrzemski Boston Red Sox 360
Runs Batted In Carl Yastrzemski Boston Red Sox 121
Stolen Bases Bert Campaneris Kansas City Athletics 55
Caught Stealing Don Buford Chicago White Sox 21
Walks Harmon Killebrew Minnesota Twins 131
Intentional Base-on-Balls Bill Freehan
Harmon Killebrew
Detroit Tigers
Minnesota Twins
15
Hit by Pitch Bill Freehan Detroit Tigers 20
Strikeouts Frank Howard Washington Senators 155
Sacrifice Hits Mike Andrews Boston Red Sox 18
Sacrifice Flies Davey Johnson
Harmon Killebrew
Brooks Robinson
Baltimore Orioles
Minnesota Twins
Baltimore Orioles
8
Grounded into Double Plays Brooks Robinson Baltimore Orioles 21
Batting Average Carl Yastrzemski Boston Red Sox 0.326
On-Base Percentage Carl Yastrzemski Boston Red Sox 0.418
Slugging Percentage Carl Yastrzemski Boston Red Sox 0.622
On-Base plus Slugging Carl Yastrzemski Boston Red Sox 1.040
On-Base plus Slugging Plus Carl Yastrzemski Boston Red Sox 195

[edit] Pitching

Statistic Leader Team Number
Wins Jim Lonborg
Earl Wilson
Boston Red Sox
Detroit Tigers
22
Losses George Brunet California Angels 19
Win-Loss Percentage Jose Santiago Boston Red Sox 0.750
Appearances Bob Locker Chicago White Sox 77
Games Started Dean Chance
Jim Lonborg
Minnesota Twins
Boston Red Sox
39
Complete Games Dean Chance Minnesota Twins 18
Shutouts Steve Hargan
Joe Horlen
Tommy John
Mickey Lolich
Jim McGlothlin
Cleveland Indians
Chicago White Sox
Chicago White Sox
Detroit Tigers
California Angels
6
Games Finished Minnie Rojas California Angels 53
Saves Minnie Rojas California Angels 27
Innings Pitched Dean Chance Minnesota Twins 283.2
Batters Faced Dean Chance Minnesota Twins 1161
Hits Allowed Jim Kaat Minnesota Twins 269
Home Runs Allowed Denny McLain Detroit Tigers 35
Base-on-Balls Allowed Sam McDowell Cleveland Indians 123
Intentional Base-on-Balls Minnie Rojas California Angels 17
Hit Batsmen Jim Lonborg Boston Red Sox 19
Strikeouts Jim Lonborg Boston Red Sox 246
Wild Pitches Sam McDowell Cleveland Indians 18
Balks Darold Knowles Washington Senators 3
Runs Allowed Sam McDowell Cleveland Indians 112
Earned Runs Allowed Sam McDowell Cleveland Indians 101
Earned Run Average Joe Horlen Chicago White Sox 2.06
Walks plus Hits
per Inning Pitched
Joe Horlen Chicago White Sox 0.953

[edit] All-Star Game

The American League lost the thirty-eighth midsummer classic at Anaheim Stadium in Anaheim, CA on Tuesday, July 11, 1967 by a score of 2 to 1 in 15 innings. The league's manager was Hank Bauer.

[edit] Postseason

In the World Series, the American League champion Boston Red Sox were defeated by the National League's St. Louis Cardinals, 4 games to 3.

[edit] Award winners

The winner of the league's Most Valuable Player Award, given its Most Valuable Player, was Carl Yastrzemski, an outfielder with the Boston Red Sox. In the award's voting, he had 275 out of a possible 280 points and 19 first place votes.

The winner of the league's Cy Young Award, given its best pitcher, was Jim Lonborg of the Boston Red Sox. In the award's voting, he had 18 out of a possible 20 points and 18 first place votes.

The winner of the league's Rookie of the Year Award, given its best rookie player, was Rod Carew, a second baseman with the Minnesota Twins. In the award's voting, he had 19 out of a possible 20 points and 19 first place votes.

[edit] Gold Gloves

The following players won the Gold Glove Award, given to the league's best fielders as voted upon by its managers and coaches, at their respective position.

Position Player Team
P Jim Kaat Minnesota Twins
C Bill Freehan Detroit Tigers
1B George Scott Boston Red Sox
2B Bobby Knoop California Angels
3B Brooks Robinson Baltimore Orioles
SS Jim Fregosi California Angels
OF Carl Yastrzemski Boston Red Sox
Paul Blair Baltimore Orioles
Al Kaline Detroit Tigers

[edit] Hall of Fame Game

The twenty-fifth annual Hall of Fame Game was played on July 24 at Doubleday Field in Cooperstown, NY near the National Baseball Hall of Fame. In the game, the American League's Baltimore Orioles defeated the Cincinnati Reds of the National League by a score of 3 to 0.

[edit] Notable events

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