Baseballs

July 25, 1963

There was little in the way of good news for the Red Sox. The Kansas City Athletics visited the Fenway Park for a twinight doubleheader – to clarify for anyone unfamiliar with the concept, the Red Sox used to do this now and again. 

That is, they scheduled two games on the same evening, the first one starting at 5 p,m., and the second starting 20 minutes or so after the end of the first. It was a single admission twinbill, not the result of a rainout being tacked onto a regularly scheduled game.

The 22,989 folks who couldn’t resist the thought of getting two for the price of one likely went home wondering why they didn’t hit the nearest drive-in movie theater. 

Kansas City swept the twi-nighter, winning the first game, 5-2, and the second, 7-6. 

Future Fenway folk hero Ken Harrelson homered in the first game. That no doubt pleased his little family rooting section. The Hawk was then married to a Boston girl, Elizabeth Ann Pacificci, whose father Al was a deputy state auditor.

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