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From Ninth to First: What If the 1967 Red Sox Had Tony Conigliaro in October?

Published by on November 11, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

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.

 

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, an...

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