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    Oct 2, 1985 - The White Sox fire popular GM Roland Hemond and replace him with TV announcer Ken Harrelson‚ a move that will prove unsettling. Next June‚ Harrelson will fire manager Tony La Russa and executive Dave Dombrowski and then‚ next October‚ find himself fired.

    Jun 25, 1971 - Cleon Jones ties an NL record by drawing 6 walks‚ helping the Mets to a doubleheader sweep of the Expos‚ 4-1 and 4-2. Jerry Grote has 3 doubles in the opener‚ and Ken Harrelson knocks in 3 runs in the nite cap. Nolan Ryan (7-4) and Danny Frisella (4-1) are winners.

    Jun 21, 1971 - Indians slugger Ken Harrelson announces his retirement from baseball to join the pro golf tour.

    May 10, 1971 - At New York‚ Ken Harrelson's 2-run single in the 7th beats Houston and Wade Blasingame‚ 2-1. It is Blasingame's first loss to the Mets after 9 wins.

    Mar 19, 1970 - In Arizona‚ the Indians lose slugger Ken Harrelson when he breaks his right ankle sliding into 2B. He will be sidelined until September.

    Apr 19, 1969 - Boston trades last year's 1B Ken Harrelson and pitchers Dick Ellsworth and Juan Pizarro to Cleveland for pitchers Sonny Siebert and Vincente Romo and C Joe Azcue.

    Aug 4, 1968 - The Red Sox top the Angels‚ 5-1‚ on the strength of Ken Harrelson's grand slam.

    Aug 28, 1967 - Boston signs free-agent OF Ken Harrelson. Harrelson reportedly receives a $75‚000 bonus and salary package for 1967 and 1968. Harrelson will homer in his first Boston at bat but will hit just .200 for the Red Sox.

    Aug 21, 1967 - Charlie Finley releases Ken Harrelson‚ making him baseball's first free agent. Harrelson is quoted as calling Finley a menace to baseball.

    Aug 3, 1967 - Reports of rowdyism on an Athletics flight reach owner Charlie Finley and will result in the release of outfielder Ken Harrelson and firing of manager Alvin Dark.

    Sep 4, 1964 - The Yankees overcome two homers by Ken Harrelson to beat the host A's‚ 9-7‚ in 10 innings. Mantle and Elston Howard hit back-to-back homers in the 4th inning for New York. With the Orioles losing today‚ Baltimore (81-54) and Chicago (82-55) are virtually tied for first‚ with New York (77-56) three games back.

    Sep 20, 1963 - The Yankees edge the Athletics‚ 5-4 in 13 innings. Rookie 2B Pedro Gonzalez helps the win by pulling the hidden ball trick in the 11th frame and tagging out A's OF Ken Harrelson‚ who had advanced to 2B after a single and a sac bunt. As noted by Bill Deane‚ Gonzalez plays only 7 games in the field this year.

    Jul 24, 1963 - The Royals sweep a pair at Fenway‚ winning 5-2 and 7-6. The A's Ken Harrelson homers over Red Sox bullpen in right CF‚ a rare feat for RH hitter.

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