Pag signed for a $70,000 bonus with the Red Sox. After two years as Boston's regular
catcher, he was sent to the Pirates in 1963 as part of the trade for slugger Dick
Stuart. In 1965 he set a Pirate record for homers by a catcher (17) while leading
NL catchers in double plays (14) and fielding percentage (.997).
FROM THE BASEBALL CHRONOLOGY
»June 18, 1961:
The Red Sox pull off one of their greatest rallies in team history, against Washington as they come back from a 12–5 deficit with one out in the 9th to win, 13–12. Willie Tasby of the Senators and Jim Pagliaroni of the Red Sox swap grand slams in the 9th inning of the lid-lifter at Fenway Park, tying the major-league record for slams by two teams in one inning. It is Pagliaroni's 3rd dinger in two days.