BOSTON (CBS) — Forty years ago tonight, there was one rocking party in the streets of Boston.
Wednesday marks the 40th anniversary of Carlton Fisk’s famous Game 6 home run against the Cincinnati Reds in the 1975 World Series. It’s an image that baseball fans young and old will never forget: Fisk waving his arms as he made his way down the first base line, trying to help his blast off a 1-0 offering from Pat Darcy stay fair. The ball would hit off the left field foul pole in Fenway Park, giving Boston a dramatic 7-6 win in 12 innings and tying the series at three games apiece.
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The celebration didn’t last long, as the Reds took the series with a 4-3 win in Game 7 the following night. But Fisk’s shot off the foul pole will always be one of the best highlights in all of baseball history.
For Red Sox historians wanting to celebrate the moment 40 years later, Fisk’s blast came at 12:34 AM.
The moment was immortalized in Fenway Park in 2005, when the Red Sox named the left field foul pole “The Fisk Foul Pole” ahead of the Reds’ first visit to Boston since the 1975 Fall Classic.