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Bullet Bob Turley, Juan Marichal, Ted Williams and Pete Runnels

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The Famous "Green Box"

What's a green box and why is it so famous? Well, just like a baseball dugout, that's where the stories are told. The "Green Box" appeared on the Baseball Historian web site during our inception back in 1999 and has been holding kangaroo court ever since. Enjoy the stories...

Another Time, Another Place - 1960
June 8, 1960 - After spending almost a week being hospitalized with a fever caused by a virus, Casey Stengel returns as manager of the New York Yankees. 'Bullet Bob' Turley and legend Mickey Mantle welcome back their skipper. Turley hurls a three hitter and Mantle hammers two long homers as the Yankees beat the Chicago White Sox 6-0.

July 19, 1960 - 22-year-old Juan Marichal made his big league debut for San Francisco Giants. Hailing from Laguna Verde, Dominican Republic, the young right-hander threw a one-hit, 2-0 victory against the Philadelphia Phillies. Marichal held the bats of the Phillies silent until rookie Clay Dalrymple's two out pinch hit single in the 8th inning. Marichal struck out 12 en-route to his first victory.

August 10, 1960 - Playing in Cleveland, Ted Williams of the Boston Red Sox lines his 512th career homer off Indians starter Barry Latman, to past Hall of Famer Mel Ott and move into fourth place on the all-time list. Then, in the sixth inning, Williams tees off of pitcher Johnny Klippstein for number 513. The Red Sox win 6-1 and Ted Williams announces after the game "I'm retiring after this season."

 August 30, 1960 - Pete Runnels, Boston Red Sox, lines nine hits in a doubleheader against the Detroit Tigers. In the first game, Runnels gets six hits; one double and five singles. His double drove in the winning in the 15th inning. Runnels collected three singles in the nightcap and goes on to lead the American League in batting for the season - .320.

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