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Ken Harrelson from the Chronology
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.
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 $75000 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.
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.