» January 23, 1958: In a good trade for both teams, the Washington Senators trade SS Pete Runnels to the Red Sox for 1B Norm Zauchin and OF Albie Pearson. Runnels will win two batting titles, in 1960 and 1962, and just miss by six points in 1958.
» September 26, 1958: After today's doubleheader sweep of the Senators, Red Sox teammates Ted Williams and Pete Runnels are exactly tied for the American League batting leadership at .32258. Williams is 130-for-403, while Runnels is 180-for-558. Williams is 2-for-3 in the opener, with a home run, then sits in game 2. Runnels is 2-for-9 on the afternoon. The Nats lose, 6–4 and 3–1, to run their loss streak to 11.
» September 28, 1958: In a 6–4 Boston win over Washington, Ted Williams wins the American League batting title with a .328 mark, edging out teammate Pete Runnels by six points. Williams goes 2-for-4 against Washington with a home run and 2B against Pedro Ramos while Runnels is hitless. Williams hit .403 in his last 55 games. The Nationals finish the season with 13 straight losses.
» August 14, 1959: The Red Sox 1B Vic Wertz hits a pinch-hit grand slam off Ryne Duren of the Yanks to pace the 11–6 Boston win. Pete Runnels of the Red Sox walks twice in one inning to tie a ML record.
» August 30, 1960: Boston 2B Pete Runnels goes 6-for-7, as the Red Sox edge the Tigers in the 15-inning opener of a twin bill. His 15th-inning double brings Frank Malzone home with the winning run to win, 5–4. Runnels has three more hits in the nightcap victory, 3–2 in 10 innings. His six hits are the most in an American League game since July 8, 1955. With 9-for-11 in the doubleheader, Runnels ties the ML record.
» July 30, 1962: Homers by Leon Wagner, Pete Runnels, and Rocky Colavito power the American League past the National League 9–4 in the 2nd All-Star Game of 1962.
» November 25, 1962: Boston trades American League batting champ Pete Runnels to Houston for OF Roman Mejias.
» September 8, 1966: The Red Sox fire manager Billy Herman (64-82) and Pete Runnels is named interim pilot. Herman will sign on as a scout for the California Angels.