Thursday, October 12, 2017

October 12th

Game Seven of the 1967 World Series matched up the two pitching aces for The St. Louis Cardinals and The Boston Red Sox, Bob Gibson and Jim Lonborg.  Each had won two games thus far … but this was Gibson's game.  Holding The Red Sox to just three hits, The Cardinals prevailed and won the game AND the series by a score of 7-2.  Gibson helped his own cause by hitting a home run, winning his THIRD World Series game of the contest in the process.  Lou Brock stole two bases to give him seven total in the series.  

When the dust settled, Lou Brock had hit .414 (12 for 29), Roger Maris hit .385 (10 for 26) and Julian Javier hit .360 (9 for 25).  Incredibly, only one other Cardinal hit over .200 (Mike Shannon, .208)  

Carl Yastrzemski hit three home runs, which was good for a .400 batting average.  How good was Bob Gibson?  Three wins and a 1.00 ERA.  Plus he hit a home run.  Now THAT's pretty tough to beat!  

The Doors performed at The Surf Club in Nantasket Beach, Massachusetts.