Bill Butler pitched the first no-hitter in Kansas City Royals franchise history in a 2-0 victory over the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium. It took ten innings for the Royals to claim the victory as New York starter Fritz Peterson kept the visitors off the scoreboard. In the tenth, Joe Foy led off with
Showing what a difference a year can make, Reggie Jackson of the Athletics and Cleon Jones of the Mets will wear All-Star uniforms in Washington July 22 after they failed to receive even a single vote in the poll of the players in 1968. Sal Bando, the Athletics’ third baseman, was another player who came
The Los Angeles Dodgers, known this decade for their pitching, appeared to have developed an heir to the throne of Koufax and Drysdale. Twenty five year old homegrown Bill Singer was named National League Pitcher of the Month for May, 1969. Singer won 6 of his 7 decisions while striking out 45 in 58 innings
Minnesota slugger Harmon Killebrew, no stranger to springtime laurels, was named American League Player of the Week for the week ending April 21. Killebrew batted .318 with five home runs and ten RBI on the week. Killebrew won Player of the Month honors in April and May during the 1967 season. In the National League,
Fritz Peterson with an assist from Joe Verbanic held the Oakland Athletics at bay as the New York Yankees won their first game of the season, 4-2. Peterson ran into trouble in the ninth after retiring the first two batters. John Donaldson doubled down the right field line, and Phil Roof followed with a single
Frank Howard drove in all three Washington runs as the Senators held off the New York Yankees for a 3-2 Opening Day win before 44,382 spectators at D.C. Stadium. Howard drove in a pair of runs in the Senators first off Yankee starter Mel Stottlemyre (0-1) with a single scoring Ed Brinkman and Bernie Allen.
Street & Smith’s: The complete collapse of the organization which once had laid waste to the American League in winning 29 pennants in 63 years brought to fruition the old chant “Beat up the Yankees.” The Yankees have been broken up, and the emphasis is on youth. The 1967 edition of pin-striped gentry will go
30 innings of baseball in Chicago? Only on the South Side where lights can continue play through dusk even in the summer time. Game 1 of a Sunday double header goes 21 innings, the longest baseball game over the last two seasons. The Yankees break a seven inning deadlock on the ever-exciting bases loaded RBI