Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Today Is Fortieth Anniversary Of Pudge's '75 Home Run

Today marks the 40th anniversary of the iconic Carlton Fisk home run that ended the greatest baseball game ever. Pudge's 12th-inning blast—willed fair by the catcher—gave The Carmine Hose a 7-6 win in Game Six of the 1975 World Series and tied the Fall Classic at three games apiece. Said Pete Rose in a post-game interview, "...if there's been a better game, I'd like to know what it was. I really enjoyed playing in that game. They'll be talking about it for years to come." Alas, the Reds came back to overcome a 3-0 deficit in Game Seven and win the Series 4 games to 3. But, up until 2004, the Fisk shot was the proudest moment in Red Sox history.