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  1975 World Series - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The 1975 World Series was between the Boston Red Sox and Cincinnati Reds.
In many eyes, it was the greatest World Series ever played.
The series also included Red Sox starter Luis Tiant's extended mediations while communing with someone in center field during his windups while pitching, a controversial play involving Fisk and the Reds' Ed Armbrister in Game 3, and many other memorable events.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/1975_World_Series   (1696 words)

 ESPN.com - The World Series simply rocks!   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
The World Series is played in the teams' cities where local fans paint their faces, stomp their feet, bang their thunderstix, fold their hands in prayer, exchange hugs and high-fives, deafen the opposing team with their roar and generally create a true sense of community that is too seldom seen in modern society.
It is the World Series because the world is represented.
World Series moments are easy to talk about because the year it happened isn't some state secret.
sports.espn.go.com /espn/print?id=1500084&type=columnist   (1662 words)

 1975 American League Championship Series - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The 1975 American League Championship Series faced the Boston Red Sox and the 3-time defending world champion Oakland Athletics for the right to advance to the 1975 World Series.
During the regular season, the Red Sox posted a 95-65 record and won the AL East division title, while the Athletics went 98-64 to win the AL West.
Game 1 of the best-of-5 series was played at Fenway Park on October 4.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/1975_American_League_Championship_Series   (434 words)

 World Series | BaseballLibrary.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
The first World Series, in 1903, was a best-of-nine affair arranged by the winners of the NL and the AL and won by the AL's Boston Pilgrims in a 5-3 upset over the Pittsburgh Pirates.
The 1917 Series was memorable for Giants third baseman Heinie Zimmerman's futile chase to home plate of Eddie Collins as the White Sox took the lead in the Series clincher; neither catcher Lew McCarty nor pitcher Rube Benton covered home.
The Yankees appeared in their last World Series for the next 12 years in 1964 and lost to the Cardinals, led by Bob Gibson.
www.baseballlibrary.com /baseballlibrary/ballplayers/S/Series_World.stm   (12265 words)

 1975 World Series by Baseball Almanac
The Reds mounted a 5-1 lead in the third Game thanks to home runs from Johnny Bench, Concepcion and Cesar Geronimo, but the Sox were able to tie it up with Fred Lynn's sacrifice fly in the sixth, Bernie Carbo's pinch homer in the seventh and Dwight Evans' two run bomb in the ninth.
As the Series shifted back to Boston, it ran into a drenching New England rain that postponed the contest for an excruciating seventy-two hours.
Two World Series Most Valuable Players Awards are given each year.
www.baseball-almanac.com /ws/yr1975ws.shtml   (1260 words)

 World Series of Poker: A Retrospective
Brian "Sailor" Roberts, a grand-prize winner of $210,000 in 1975's World Series, learned to shoot dice as a l2-year- old caddie and later emerged from a four-year hitch in the Navy during the Korean War as a full-time gambler.
Conceding that the World Series is a personal long shot, he views it as the ultimate competition with the biggest prize.
His reputation as one of the world's best all-around poker players derives from his talent as a very high limit player, and if he were to concentrate on no-limit playing, he could very well be number one in the World Series.
gaming.unlv.edu /WSOP/player_bios78.html   (2982 words)

 Johnny Bench | The BASEBALL Page
In the 1976 World Series, Bench went 8-for-15 (.533) with four extra-base hits (including two homers) and six RBI in a four-game sweep of the New York Yankees.
The 1975 World Series is regarded by many as the greatest ever played.
In the World Series, Bench performed as well as any batter in history, collecting eight hits (four for extra-bases) in the four-game sweep of the New York Yankees.
www.thebaseballpage.com /past/pp/benchjohnny   (1543 words)

 IEBlog : Red Sox Win the World Series!
It is amazing to think that they not only won the World Series for the first time since 1918, but they did it in extraordinary fashion, winning 8 straight games against two of the best teams in baseball.
I was fortunate enough to see them play a number of games, cheer for them during the 1975 World Series (they lost to the Cincinnati Reds in seven games), and have my childhood dreams broken by Bucky Dent’s home run in the one game playoff in 1978.
The first contests resembling the World Series were held during the 1880s, when the leading baseball clubs of the two major leagues—the National League and the American Association—agreed to play in exhibition games following their regular seasons.
blogs.msdn.com /ie/archive/2004/10/28/249163.aspx   (1200 words)

 ESPN.com - Classic Gammons: Game 6, '75 Series   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
At 12:34 a.m., in the 12th inning, Fisk's histrionic home run brought a 7-6 end to a game that will be the pride of historians in the year 2525, a game won and lost what seemed like a dozen times, and a game that brings back summertime one more day.
El Tiante had left in the top of the inning to what apparently was to be the last of his 1975 ovations; he who had become the conquering king had been found to be just a man, and it seemed so certain.
Then when Foster sent his drive off the center-field fence in the seventh, it was 5-3, and when Tiant was left to start the eighth, Cesar Geronimo angled a leadoff home inside the right-field pole, El Tiante left to his chant and his ovations.
sports.espn.go.com /mlb/gammons/story?id=2118859   (1112 words)

 Bruce Markusen's Cooperstown Confidential: The 1975 World Series--A Final Perspective
The 1975 Red Sox would also have to attempt to match the imposing run-scoring ability of the Cincinnati Reds, while playing without one of their best offensive players: rookie outfielder Jim Rice.
The first game of the ‘75 World Series lacked the kind of close-game dramatics associated with great postseason matchups, but didn’t lack for entertainment value—largely because of the contributions of Red Sox ace Luis Tiant.
More importantly, it was a World Series that had resurrected the spirit of a game that seemed to have lagged in recent years.
bruce.mlblogs.com /bruce_markusens_coopersto/2005/11/the_1975_world_.html   (1200 words)

 CNNSI.com - 2002 MLB Post Season - World Series Archive   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
He had a point, for even with the tension-dousing three-day rainstorm in Boston, few Series had been the equal of this one for sustained drama.
But for the 35,205 wedged into misshapen Fenway and the millions who watched on television, the sixth game of the 1975 Series will be the standard by which all future thrillers must be measured.
In a Series of such majesty, the climactic blow should have been more consequential, a wall shot or a blast over Lynn's head.
sportsillustrated.cnn.com /baseball/mlb/features/wsarchive/1975.html   (2066 words)

 Homerunweb -- Game Six, 1975 World Series   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Earlier in the Series, Carbo had banged a home run in a losing effort, and here in Game Six, he did it again‹this one a three-run shot to tie the game.
As had happened in 1946 and 1967 (and would occur again in 1986) the Sox had lost a thrilling seven-game World Series.
The Curse of the Bambino, which began after the Sox traded Babe Ruth to the Yankees in 1919 and is blamed for Boston's inability to win a championship, lived on in Boston.
www.homerunweb.com /gamesix.html   (412 words)

 World Series 1975
With Mayberry holding down first base, Scott discovered his infielder's glove and headed to 3rd base for much of the 1975 campaign.
He and Mayberry combined to form of the NL's top power duos in 1975 (Schmidt and Lynn the other).
He has averaged alomst 18 wins per season during his career and bounced back from a horrible 1974, where he was just 9-12 with a 3.89 ERA.
www.paonline.com /crimedog/NCABL/1975/ws1975.htm   (694 words)

 Kodak Presents - Baseball's 25 Greatest Moments brought to you by The Sporting News
The 12th inning of Game 6 of the 1975 World Series between the Boston Red Sox and Cincinnati Reds.
For many, the most enduring image of this Series is Fisk pleading with his arms for his shot to stay fair.
It was Carbo's second pinch homer of the Series, tying a Series record.
tsn.sportingnews.com /baseball/25moments/4.html   (962 words)

 Boston Red Sox Baseball -- 1975 Revisited: Interleague Tour Now Complete
But for those who stayed up past midnight on October 21, 1975 and watched the epic Fisk blast live, it is very hard for many of them to replace that moment with a ground ball which Keith Foulke underhanded to Doug Mientkiewicz.
1975 was the first taste of this stuff, and the Sox came excruciatingly close to winning the whole thing.
With the Reds coming to town, it is amazing that the 1975 World Series is still what it is, even though the Sox are the current defending champs.
www.bossports.net /redsox/story.php?filename=050614   (1172 words)

 The Sporting News: Baseball History of the World Series
Coming off a 20-game romp in the National League West race and a sweep of the Pittsburgh Pirates in the Championship Series, the Reds were primed to wrap up their first Series crown in 35 years.
The Red Sox, who had ended Oakland's three-year reign as major-league baseball's kingpin by sweeping the A's in the American League Championship Series, were eager to send Tiant to the mound for the third time in this Series as they eyeballed a chance to square the Series.
Darcy, Cincinnati's Series record-tying eighth pitcher of the game, went head-to-head against Fisk to begin the bottom of the 12th.
www.sportingnews.com /archives/worldseries/1975.html   (1314 words)

 Boston.com / Sports / Baseball / Red Sox / Darrell Johnson, 75; led Sox to epic 1975 World Series
Johnson, who in 1975 led the Sox to one of baseball's most dramatic World Series, died of leukemia Monday at his home in Fairfield, Calif. He was 75.
The Sox foe in the World Series was Sparky Anderson's Big Red Machine: the powerhouse Cincinnati Reds.
Center fielder Fred Lynn and left fielder Jim Rice, both rookies in 1975, became the heart of a potent Sox lineup and fixtures for the team for many years.
www.boston.com /sports/baseball/redsox/articles/2004/05/05/darrell_johnson_75_led_sox_to_epic_1975_world_series   (752 words)

 Boston Red Sox : History : Timeline   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
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.
The Red Sox may not have won the 1975 World Series.
boston.redsox.mlb.com /NASApp/mlb/bos/history/bos_history_timeline_article.jsp?article=1975b   (255 words)

 USATODAY.com - Red Sox seek to reverse the curse   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
But when the World Series starts Saturday in Fenway Park, the Red Sox will still be trying to set themselves free from a curse that's tortured them for 86 seasons.
The Red Sox's last World Series title was in 1918, and New England legend says the "Curse of the Bambino" started when the Red Sox sold Babe Ruth to the rival Yankees in 1920.
The Red Sox go to the World Series with a different look than the Yankees, who have represented the AL in six of the last eight World Series.
www.usatoday.com /sports/baseball/al/redsox/2004-10-21-red-sox-cover_x.htm   (1736 words)

 Major League Baseball : History : World Series History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
The powerhouse Cincinnati club, popularly known as the "Big Red Machine," entered the World Series after winning 108 regular-season games and sweeping Pittsburgh in the National League Championship Series.
In the top of the ninth with two outs, Joe Morgan came through with his second game-deciding hit of the Series, this one a single that scored Ken Griffey to give the Reds a 4-3 edge.
Will McEnaney came on to retire the Red Sox in order in the bottom of the ninth, and Cincinnati had its first World Series since 1940.
www.mlb.com /NASApp/mlb/mlb/history/postseason/mlb_ws_recaps.jsp?feature=1975   (588 words)

 Bruce Markusen's Cooperstown Confidential: The 1975 World Series--Game Six
Lynn’s blast was the eighth that Nolan had allowed in World Series play, drawing him even with Hall of Famers Don Drysdale and Whitey Ford.
As a veteran of the 1970 World Series with the Reds, Carbo was familiar with the experience of playing in the game’s ultimate pressure situations.
The sixth game of the World Series, seemingly as long as the string of rainouts that had preceded it, moved to the bottom of the 12th inning.
bruce.mlblogs.com /bruce_markusens_coopersto/2005/08/the_1975_world__1.html   (4313 words)

 Pete Rose | The BASEBALL Page
In the 1970s he won World Series titles, an MVP, and challenged the greatest streak in baseball history.
In the 1980s he became the most prolific hitter in history, managed his hometown team, and was banished from baseball for his indiscretions.
In 1970 he and the Reds won the NL West and advanced to the World Series.
www.thebaseballpage.com /past/pp/rosepete   (2703 words)

 ESPN.com - CLASSIC - ESPN Classic's Hall of Fame coverage
ESPN Classic celebrates the 2000 Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony on Sunday, July 23 by presenting eight hours of baseball memories including the live enshrinement of the class of 2000.
Carlton Fisk, playing catcher for the Boston Red Sox, drilled a dramatic 12th inning home run in Game 6 of the 1975 World Series to beat the Cincinnati Reds and force a Game 7.
Relive the excitement of what is considered by many as the greatest World Series game ever.
espn.go.com /classic/000721mlbhall.html   (575 words)

 ABC News: Red Sox Name Left-Field Pole After Fisk   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
The Red Sox earlier announced the left field foul pole is now named after Fisk, whose memorable World Series home run ricocheted off it 30 years ago to win Game Six of the 1975 World Series against the Cincinnati Reds.
The Red Sox scheduled the ceremony to coincide with an interleague series against the Reds, who made their first trip back to Fenway Park since the '75 Series.
"We had all the confidence in the world that we could pull it off," said Don Gullett, who pitched for Cincinnati in the '75 Series and was back at Fenway as the Reds pitching coach.
abcnews.go.com /Sports/wireStory?id=846306   (424 words)

 1975 World Series: Game 7
Boston, Oct. 23, 1975 —The hit that Boston and Cincinnati fans best remember is Joe Morgan's flare single to center in the top of the ninth inning that drove in Ken Griffey Sr.
The Big Red Machine was trailing the Red Sox 3-0 and was on the verge of losing its third World Series (it lost in 1970 and '72).
Game 7 of the 1975 World Series helped put Perez and Sparky Anderson into the Hall, and contributed mightily to Morgan's first-ballot election.
reds.enquirer.com /2000/10/29/red_1975_world_series.html   (353 words)

 CNNSI.com - 2000 MLB Hall of Fame - 1975 World Series foes to enter Hall - Sunday July 23, 2000 09:27 PM
Twenty-five years after the Reds and Red Sox played in the 1975 World Series, baseball planned to celebrate one of its greatest moments with the induction of two of the series' heroes at Cooperstown.
Also expected for the impromptu reunion are previous inductees Joe Morgan, Johnny Bench and Carl Yastrzemski -- all of whom played in the '75 Series and its unforgettable Game 6, which Fisk won with his body-bending, game-ending homer in the 12th inning.
Fisk was elected with 79.56 percent of the votes after a career in which he had 2,356 hits and 1,330 RBIs and was selected to the All-Star team 11 times.
sportsillustrated.cnn.com /baseball/mlb/2000/halloffame/news/2000/07/21/hall_preview_ap   (940 words)

 Baseball World Series (Courtesy of RateItAll.com)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
The only series in the 'fifties and the first series since 1948 not to feature a team from New York was nothing special.
This kind of series for Wade Boggs to win was ironic because both times Boggs appeared in a World Series to this point, the eventual winning team came back from an almost impossibl...
A boring, baffling one with 2 teams whose very appearance in The Series was shaky at best: this was the strike year, and a very controversial thing had happened in which the season...
www.rateitall.com /topicsrss.aspx?topicid=2082   (3524 words)

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