Fenway Park Field


Oct. 8, 1963

As the baseball world tried to cease being stunned by the Los Angeles Dodgers World Series sweep of the Yankees, the Red Sox announced that their search for a new pitching coach would not include a phone call to Mel Parnell.

The popular lefty had been manager of the Red Sox farm team in Seattle, but Boston cut him loose from that job. That led to speculation that Parnell would succeed Harry Dorish as the big-league pitching coach.

Instead, the Red Sox returned Parnell to his old job as a scout in the Gulf Coast region.

He joined the WHDH radio and TV Red Sox announcing crew in 1965.