Oct 21, 1975: Fisk's World Series drama
Submitted by BTGrimes on Sun, 10/21/2012 - 10:00am
Drama at Fenway
BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS - Many regard the game played on this date in 1975 as the best World Series game ever. Certainly game 6 of the ‘75 Series between the Cincinnati Reds and the Boston Red Sox ranks up there as one of the most exciting. The 12 inning classic is most remembered for Carlton Fisk's walk-off home run - more like "wish-off" home run - to force a game seven.
The ball was hit down the left field line. Fisk had to wish the ball, coax the ball, symbolically push the ball right, otherwise it's a long strike. The ball stayed right. Game over.
But the opportunity wouldn't have presented itself to Fisk without teammate Bernie Carbo hitting a pinch hit, 3-run homer with 2 out in the bottom of the 8th to tie the game at 6. Later in 11th, Dwight Evans made a game-saving catch in right of a long drive off the bat of Joe Morgan, then doubled Ken Griffey, Sr. off 1st.
As exciting as that game was, it did not turn out to be a Cinderella story for Boston. Cincinnati won the ame and the Series the next day 4-3.
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