Red Sox collapses and fantastic finishes
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1967: The "Impossible Dream" season. The Red Sox, Tigers, Twins, and White Sox were all in the postseason hunt heading into the final week, but the Red Sox, who finished in ninth place in the AL in 1966, became the darlings of New England when manager Dick Williams and left fielder Carl Yastrzemski led the team to the AL pennant. Down the stretch, Yaz went 10 for his last 13, and seven for his last eight, including 4-for-4 in the season finale against the Twins at Fenway. The Sox won the final two games in Boston to take the AL by one game over the Tigers and Twins. Boston lost the World Series to the heavily favored St. Louis Cardinals, but the 1967 team changed Red Sox baseball and the fan interest in Boston forever.