August 21, 1962

Harmon Killebrew two-run homer in the sixth proved to be the difference as the Twins topped he Red Sox, 6-4, ending their six-game series at Metropolitan Stadium in Bloomington, Minn.

Yes, that is correct, a six-game series. A twinighter Friday and another doubleheader Sunday apparently were on the schedule when the season began. The Twins won four of the six.

Another oddity from the Twin Cities: 450 Twins fans flew in for the game from Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin, North Dakota and South Dakota. They came in 220 private planes.

Perhaps the genius AL schedule maker suggested one of baseball’s most bizarre promotions.

Don Schwall was the pitcher victimized by Killebrew’s 33rd home run of the season, bringing his American Leading RBI total to 93. Carl Yastrzemski and Pete Runnels each had had two hits and two RBIs.

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