November 26, 1962 After capturing his second A…

November 26, 1962

After capturing his second American League batting title, infielder Pete Runnels (.326) is traded by the Red Sox, at his requested, to the Colt .45s. The 34-year-old Texas native, who is exchanged for outfielder Roman Mejias, will hit only .252 in Houston next season and will retire in May of 1964.