May 24, 1967 -- Known more in the 1960s for their pitching rather than their hitting, the Chicago White Sox brought their run-scoring bats to Metropolitan Stadium and clobbered the Minnesota Twins 14-1.
Twins destroyer in chief was White Sox first baseman Tommy McCraw. McCraw, who entered the game with a .259 batting average, got 3 hits in 6 at-bats ... all home runs. McCraw drove in 8 runs for the game.
Altogether, the White Sox collected 21 hits off 3 Twins pitchers. Center fielder Ken Berry had 4 hits, and 2 White Sox players -- in addition to McCraw -- had 3 hits each: catcher J.C. Martin, and pitcher Gary Peters. Peters also had 2 RBIs, and hit his first home run of the season, a solo blast off Jim Kaat in the ninth inning. Peters pitched a 6-hit complete game, striking out 9 and raising his season record to 6-1.
Had 3 home runs and 8 RBIs
against the Twins on May 24, 1967
The losing pitcher was Twins ace Dean Chance, whose record dropped to 7-2. Chance allowed 10 hits and 6 earned runs in 6.1 innings.
The 14 runs would mark the highest scoring total for the White Sox during the 1967 season. In fact, the team reverted to more familiar form after this offensive outburst, scoring a total of 15 runs in the next 7 games. The White Sox, in first place after this win over the Twins, would finish the season in fourth place in the American League, 3 games behind the pennant-winning Boston Red Sox, with an 89-73 record.
The Twins would recover to battle with the Red Sox until the last day of the season. Chance would finish the 1967 season at 20-14 with a 2.73 ERA. He would also lead the league in starts, complete games and innings pitched.
McCraw would finish the 1967 season batting .236 with 11 home runs and 45 runs batted in.