Tourtellotte: Chasing history: The 1967 AL pennant race

From SABR member Shane Tourtellotte at The Hardball Times on September 13, 2017:

Last week, I began a recounting of the final month (plus one day) of the 1967 pennant race in the American League. I took matters from the start of the month, when four teams were within a game and a half of each other, through the sixth of September, when those four teams were within one percentage point of each other.

I continue now with the following eight days, which contained some amazing performances, some remarkably improbable results, and the growing promise of an ending worthy of being remembered half a century hence.

Games of Thursday, Sept. 7, 1967

The race settled down to a lower gear on Thursday, a travel day for both the Tigers and the White Sox. Boston and Minnesota had games, and the chance to either nudge ahead of those competitors or slip behind. Both rose to the challenge.

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Originally published: September 15, 2017. Last Updated: September 15, 2017.