The 1967 baseball squad was one of the best in school history. The team finished 17-2 overall and 11-1 in the league to capture our first and only Ivy League Championship on the diamond. The Blue and White began the season with five straight wins before back-to-back losses to William Floyd and Poly Prep, which would prove to be their last two losses of the season. The Brook finished the season on a twelve game winning streak, bringing a title back to campus. The offense, which outscored its opponents 80-33, was led by Steven Vellines ’67 (.363 batting avg.) and Alan Swanson ’68 (.281), but it was Dick Malmstrom ’67 who shone the brightest.
Malmstrom finished his campaign with 10 wins and only 1 loss, including a 1-hit shutout against Horace Mann. He never yielded more than two earned runs in any of his eleven starts and in 83 innings gave up only seven earned runs (.084 per inning) and 35 hits (.42 per inning) while striking out 108 (1.3 per inning), finishing with a team best 0.76 earned run average. In one of his finest starts, he bolstered the team’s poor offensive showing by striking out 14 and allowing only 4 hits in a 1-0 triumph over Riverdale. Against Lutheran he battled into extra innings and overcame 4 errors from his defense to lead the Brook to a 4-3 victory.
Malmstrom’s Game-by-Game Results
|April 5||St. Paul’s||3-1||7||1||1||2||11||4|
|April 12||Horace Mann||7-1||7||1||0||3||8||0|
|April 19||Poly Prep||4-5||5||5||2||6||6||4|
|April 28||St. Paul’s||9-0||7||0||0||2||13||4|
|May 5||Horace Mann||1-0||7||0||0||1||6||2|
|May 12||Poly Prep||3-2||7||2||1||3||6||1|
|May 15||Cold Spring Harbor||–||1||0||0||0||2||0|