Baseballs in a line

Sept. 19, 1967

Cue your Impossible Dream vinyl – of there remains a turntable somewhere in the vicinity – and re-hear Ken Coleman calling two of the most important Red Sox home runs of the season.

Down a run at Tiger Stadium heading into the ninth inning, Carl Yastrzemski lined a solo homer into the upper deck to tie the game at 5-5. It was Yastrzemski’s 40th, giving him the American League lead in home runs, batting average and RBIs, a Triple Crown-in-waiting.

In the 10th inning, Dalton Jones took Tigers reliever Mike Marshall into the upper deck, his fourth hit of the night, for what proved to be the winning run in a 6-5 decision

So the Red Sox hit the sack that night tied with the Tigers and Minnesota Twins for first place in the American League standings.

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