Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Cards and vintage things: June 26-28 1967


I'm not sure what DDU was, or what their annual conference would have covered. But with the theme "Nearer to Heaven in '67", they hopefully enjoyed the high altitudes and mild weather. Actually June 1967 was the record cold month for Denver, with a mean temperature of 61°, but that was mostly due to 14 straight days of thunderstorms earlier in the month. Elsewhere in the world, there was civil unrest in Buffalo and Libya, the world's first ATM began service in London, and the US and Panama came to an agreement to give Panama sovereignty over the Canal.

A day's drive out from Denver, 1967 was a heavenly year for St. Louis. The Cardinals won 101 games and the World Series that year, though late June was a rough stretch for the team, losing 5 of 6 between the 25th and 29th, all at home. While DDU was having their conference the Cards beat the Giants 3-1 on the 26th, then lost 6-0 and 9-1 the next two nights. Tim McCarver had a double, two walks and a run scored in the Monday night victory, and had a hit in each of the two losses as well.

1 comment:

  1. I think that we as humans would've done alright without ATM's.