Lasting love through Red Sox highs and lows
MILTON, Mass. (WHDH) -- Bob and Jean Hannon have been going to see Red Sox games together for the past 57 years, they even say it’s what them together for marriage.
It was Jean’s baseball knowledge that really caught Bob’s attention during the 1946 World Series.
“She told her friend, ‘wow, that's a pretty good 4-6-3,’ and I turned around and I said, ‘I'm going to tell your mother that you skipped school!’ Which I was not going to do,” Bob said.
In the 1946 World Series the Sox were playing the St. Louis Cardinals.
They’ve been to many games since then; in 2004 they saw David Ortiz hit a home run against the New York Yankees in the ALCS and David was at the World Series 1967 working in the locker room.
The Hannon’s love affair with the Sox will be coming full circle this year when they got to see the Sox and Cardinals face off in game 6 of the World Series Wednesday night.
“If they win, my attitude is, we hope they win, but if they don't, they don't,” Bob said.
“Although, I hate to see them lose,” Jean added.