|FROM THE BASEBALL CHRONOLOGY|
|» April 19, 1960:
On Patriot's Day at Fenway Park, Roger Maris makes his debut with the Yankees a smash as he goes 4-for-5, including two home runs, and drives in four runs. The Yanks spoil Boston's opener with an 8–4 win as Jim Coates goes all the way for New York. Tom Brewer is the loser. Red Sox catcher Haywood Sullivan has his first ML hit after five seasons and 16 at bats. Mayor John Collins, wheel-chair bound because of polio, tosses out the first ball. |
» July 13, 1962: In Kansas City, the Red Sox outlast the A's, 11–10, in 15 innings. Boston collects 21 hits to KC's 20. Lou Clinton wins the marathon with an RBI single and adds the cycle as he goes 5-for-7. Dick Radatz is the winner over Ed Rackow. KC catcher Haywood Sullivan is 4-for-4 before leaving for a pinch runner in the 10th.
» September 9, 1965: The Angels waive Lu Clinton and both the Indians and the Athletics claimed him. Since the rule on waivers is that the team lowest in the standings gets first dibs, Clinton joins the Athletics (as noted by Merritt Clifton). He arrives in mid-game and appears as a pinch-hitter, striking out, as California beats the A's, 7–2. He and the Athletics then learned after the game that Clinton has been awarded to the Indians because the Athletics' claim was filed after the 24-hour claiming period had expired. Charlie Finley knew this before Clinton reported to the Athletics, but manager Haywood Sullivan, fed up with Finley's second-guessing, didn't answer the telephone during the game, and therefore didn't find out.
» May 23, 1978: The AL approves the transfer of the Red Sox to a group headed by Jean Yawkey, Buddy LeRoux, and Haywood Sullivan. The purchase price is $15 million. Sullivan had a 7-year catching career for the Red Sox and Royals, while LeRoux was the Boston trainer for eight years.