IN THE NEWS: Boston clinches the American League pennant with a 5–3 win over Minnesota, Jim Lonborg besting Dean Chance. Carl Yastrzemski goes 4-for-4 and has 10 hits in his final 13 at bats to grab the Triple Crown (.326, 44, 121). Detroit, which could tie for the lead with a sweep, beats California in the opener 6–4. They then drop the 2nd game 8–5 despite sending eight Tiger pitchers to the mound. The four teams combined for 6–12 record over the final week, while Boston won the pennant with .568 winning percentage, the lowest in league history.
Pittsburgh RF Roberto Clemente ends his season with a flourish, winning his 4th batting title with a .357 average by going 2-for-5 with a triple and his 23rd home run, as the Pirates wallop the Astros 10–3.
Joe Adcock (75-87) is fired as manager of the Indians.
IN THE NEWS: A World Series record three home runs in one inning -- consecutively, by Carl Yastrzemski, Reggie Smith, and Rico Petrocelli -- power Boston to an 8–4 win that evens the Series at three each.
IN THE NEWS: The Cardinals earn their 2nd World Championship of the decade with a 7–2 victory. Bob Gibson notches his 3rd World Series win with a 3-hitter, 10 strikeouts, and a 5th-inning home run. Lou Brock has two hits and steals three bases for a record seven thefts in a 7-game World Series.
IN THE NEWS: The American League approves the Athletics' shift to Oakland, CA. Kansas City is promised a new team by 1971. When Senator Stuart Symington and Kansas City Mayor Davis threaten action against the move, AL President Joe Cronin reopens talks, and the expansion deadline is moved to 1969.
IN THE NEWS: Senator Stuart Symington blasts A's owner Charlie Finley on the floor of the United States Senate, calling him "one of the most disreputable characters ever to enter the American sports scene."
IN THE NEWS: Arthur Allyn announces that his White Sox will play nine games in Milwaukee in 1968. Chicago will become the first American League team to play regular season games outside its own city since 1905.