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1901-1925 | 1926-1950 | 1951-1975 | 1976-2000 | 2001-Present

October 21, 1975

It remains as the greatest World Series game ever played.

Baseball's two finest teams, both loaded with talent, locked horns for the 1975 Fall Classic: the Boston Red Sox vs. the Cincinnati Reds. Never has a World Series game encompassed everything baseball can be: dramatic defense, clutch hitting and extra inning heroics.

A travel day plus three days of steady rain gave Boston manager Darrell Johnson enough time to rest his ace pitcher Luis Tiant for Game 6 with the Reds up three games to two. The Sox jumped out to an early 3-0 lead which the "Big Red Machine" was able to squander by the eighth inning. The Reds led 6-3 going to the bottom of the eighth.

With two outs, Johnson turned to Bernie Carbo to pinch hit with two men on as the Sox skipper and all of New England asked for a miracle. Carbo already had a pinch hit home run under his belt in this Series. How many miracles could one man deliver?

Bernie Carbo had one more left.

Carbo, who entered the big leagues through the Cincinnati farm system, crushed a pitch over the center field wall into a frenzied bleacher crowd to tie the game at 6-6. Another run wasn't scored until Red Sox catcher Carlton Fisk delivered a 1-0 pitch in the bottom of the 12th high off of the left field foul pole some four hours after the game started.

The Red Sox may not have won the 1975 World Series. But they certainly did not lose.

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