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Carroll Hardy from the Chronology
Dec 11, 1962 - The Red Sox send P Tracy Stallard and infielders Pumpsie Green and Al Moran to the Mets for infielder Felix Mantilla. Tomorrow they will ship Carroll Hardy to Houston for Dick Williams.
Apr 11, 1962 - Carroll Hardy breaks up a scoreless duel with a 12th inning grand slam for a 4-0 Boston victory over Cleveland. This is first loss for Tribe's manager Mel McGaha who started with a win yesterday.
Aug 15, 1961 - Frank Malzone is 5-for-5 with a pair of homers in the Red Sox 8-0 shellacking of the Indians. Gene Conley throws the shutout and hits a homer. Jackie Jensen and Carroll Hardy hit back-to-back HRs in the 5th.
May 31, 1961 - Mantle and Maris again homer as New York edges Boston 7-6. Mantle's is #14 two ahead of Roger. In the 8th inning Carroll Hardy pinch hits for rookie Carl Yastrzemski: last year he pinch hit for Ted Williams making him the only player to go in for both future Hall of Famers.
Sep 28, 1960 - At Fenway in his final ML plate appearance against Baltimore's Jack Fisher (12-11) Ted Williams picks out a 1-1 pitch and drives it 450 feet into the right-CF seats behind the Boston bullpen. It is Williams' 521st and last HR putting him 3rd on the all-time list. Williams stays in the dugout ignoring the crowd's cheers but when he trots out to LF in the 9th he is replaced immediately by Carroll Hardy. The Splendid Splinter retires as a standing crowd roars. The Sox rally for 2 runs in the 9th featuring a double by Vic Wertz to give the 7th-place Red Sox a 5-4 victory. Wertz ends the year with 103 RBI and just 49 runs scored: this is the fewest runs for anyone with 100 RBI.
Sep 20, 1960 - Boston OF Carroll Hardy pinch-hits for Ted Williams who is forced to leave the game after fouling a ball off his ankle and grounds into a DP. It is the only time Williams has been pinch hit for; Hardy also pinch hit for Maris when both were at Cleveland. The Orioles win 5-4 when Brooks Robinson pulls away from a pitch and accidentally bloops an RBI single in the 8th.
Jun 13, 1960 - The Indians trade C Russ Nixon and OF Carroll Hardy to the Red Sox for Marty Keough and P Ted Bowsfield. Nixon had been traded in March to the Red Sox for Sammy White but the deal fell through when White refused to report. Hardy once pinch hit for Maris in Cleveland and will do the same for Ted Williams this year the only time Williams will ever have a pinch hitter.