Tourtellotte: Homestretch: The 1967 AL pennant race

From SABR member Shane Tourtellotte at The Hardball Times on September 20, 2017:

In my previous installment of this series reliving the final weeks of the 1967 American League pennant race, we went from a virtual four-way tie to a mere two-way tie, with one of the competitors left hanging on the brink of effective elimination.

The coming week and a half would witness swings of fortune, hair’s-breadth escapes and shocking falls, disaster met with resilience, but never success met with a smooth path ahead. It also featured one player’s chance for individual immortality, previously fading, starting to burn again with a brightness suitable for a white-hot pennant race.

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Originally published: September 22, 2017. Last Updated: September 22, 2017.