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OCT. 21 (1975) - Stay fair*
By Bill Grimes
Oct 21, 2007 - 5:59 PM

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Stay fair, stay fair  

 

OCTOBER 21, 1975 BOSTON , MASSACHUSETTS Many regard it as the best World Series ever played. Certainly game 6 of the 1975 series between the Cincinnati Reds and the Boston Red Sox ranks up there as one of the most exciting games ever played. The twelve inning classic is most remembered for Carleton Fisk’s walk-off home run– more like wish-off home run – to force a game seven.
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The ball was hit straight down the left field line. Fisk had to wish the ball right, otherwise it’s a long strike. The ball stayed right. Game over.

 

But there were other memorable moments. The opportunity wouldn’t have presented itself to Fisk without Bernie Carbo hitting a pinch hit, three run homer with two outs in the bottom of the eighth enabling the Red Sox to tie the game at six. And later, in extra innings, Dwight Evans saved the game for the Sox by making a game-saving catch in right.

Despite all the Red Sox heroics, however, Cincinnati won game seven 4-3 and took the series.

 

Read on:

http://www.retrosheet.org/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1975_World_Series#Game_6



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