Monday, July 8, 2013

July 8, 1967: Julian Javier Wins It In Extras With an Inside The Parker

On July 8, 1967, a three run inside the park home run by Julian Javier in the twelfth propelled the Cardinals to a 6-4 winner over Phillies at Connie Mack Stadium in Philadelphia. With the Cardinals ahead 3-2 in the bottom of the ninth Johnny Callison spoiled Bob Gibson's day with a solo shot to send it into extras. The Cardinals second baseman would help Gibson sleep better that night. After both teams put up zeros in the tenth and eleventh, the twelfth started out with Lou Brock reaching on an error before Eddie Bressoud moved him to second with a single, then it was Javier's time to do some damage. Julian lined a ball into center that was misjudged by Johnny Briggs, leading to the inside the park shot that gave the Cardinals a 6-3 advantage. The Phillies began the bottom of the 12th with a home run by pinch hitter Phil Linz before Al Jackson came in and shut the door on the Philadelphia rally.

Here's the box score:

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