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Love story spans Red Sox-Cardinals history

First date was at ’46 World Series game

Bob and Jean Hannon had their first date at Fenway Park. The tickets were $2.50 each, and even though the Red Sox were playing the St. Louis Cardinals in a World Series game, Bob was able to get bleacher seats at the gate.

He was 24, working for New England Telephone. She was 20 and had skipped classes at Emmanuel College to go to the game. “Wow, did you see that 4-6 double play?” she exclaimed.

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