In 1961, the American League added the Los Angeles Angels and the Washington Senators to become a 10-team league. Finishing in eighth place no longer meant finishing last. á Ninth to First
Five years later, in 1966, the Boston Red Sox finished a dismal ninth, but they weren't as bad as they looked. The following season, they proved it by winning the pennant.
The Boston Red Sox became the first American League team to go from ninth to first.
A Sad Sidebar
In one of the greatest pennant races ever, Boston edged the Tigers and Twins, each by a single game, to win the 1967 pennant.
The Red Sox faced the St. Louis Cardinals in the World Series, and it took the Cardinals seven games to win, but there is a sad sidebar to the great 1967 Red Sox season.
Tony Conigliaro's ...
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Article written by Harold Friend