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Malmstrom’s Dominant 1967 Season

July 24, 2010

Dick Malmstrom’s senior yearbook picture

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 1st and only Ivy League Championship on the diamond.  The blue and white began the season with 5 straight wins before back-to-back losses to William Floyd and Poly Prep, which also happened to be the last two losses of the season.  The Brook finished the season on a 12 game winning streak, bringing a title back to campus.  The offense, which outscored its opponents 80-33, was led by Steven Vellines ’67 (.363) 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 2 earned runs in any of his eleven starts and in 83 innings gave up only 7 earned runs (.084 per inning) and 35 hits (.42 per inning) while striking out 108 (1.3 per inning) finishing with a team best .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.

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Malmstrom’s Game-by-Game Results

4/5 vs. St. Paul’s | 3-1 | 7 IP | 1 R | 1 ER | 2 H | 11 K | 4 BB

4/8 vs. Riverdale | 1-0 | 7 IP | 0 R | 0 ER | 4 H | 14 K | 2 BB

4./12 vs. Horace Mann | 7-1 | 7 IP | 1 R | 0 ER | 3 H | 8 K | 0 BB

4/19 vs. Poly Prep | 4-5 | 5 IP | 5 R | 2 ER | 6 H | 6 K | 4 BB

4/22 vs. Hackley | 2-0 | 7 IP | 0 R | 0 ER | 5 H | 10 K | 0 BB

4/28 vs. St. Paul’s | 9-0 | 7 IP | 0 R | 0 ER |2 H | 13 K | 4 BB

5/3 vs. Riverdale | 8-2 | 7 IP | 2 R | 1 ER | 2 H | 12 K | 4 BB

5/5 vs. Horace Mann | 1-0 | 7 IP | 0 R | 0 ER | 1 H | 6 K | 2 BB

5/12 vs. Poly Prep | 3-2 | 7 IP | 2 R | 1 ER | 3 H | 6 K | 1 BB

5/15 vs. Cold Spring Harbor | 1 IP | 0 R | 0 ER | 0 H | 2 K | 0 BB {Relief Appearance}

5/17 vs. Hackley | 3-2 | 7 IP | 2 R | 1 ER | 3 H | 4 K | 3 BB

5/24 vs. Lutheran | 4-3 | 8 IP | 3 R | 1 ER | 3 H | 11 K | 2 BB

1967 Totals | 10-1 | .76 ERA | 83 IP | 16 R | 7 ER | 35 H | 108 K | 26 BB | WHIP 0.73

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