Alright, we’ve already hit up two games in the Greatest Games series so let’s look at one more. Man it would have been awesome to have Red Sox Tickets for this game. This one we have to go way back to 1975. With the Red Sox down 3-2, they went back to Boston and played one for the ages. I know many people thing Game seven in 1991 and now games six in 2011 are the greatest World Series games but Game six of the 1975 World Series is my personal favorite.
White the Reds weren’t to be denied in the series, this game gave everyone pause. The Red Sox jumped out to a three run lead in the first only to see the Reds score six unanswered runs. The Reds then came back, scored three in the bottom of the eighth and then neither scored until the twelfth when you have the Carlton Fisk down the foul line home run that ended the game and forced a game six. Just writing about it here makes me want to go back and watch this one again.
Last time, we talked about a happy time for Red Sox fans. While reliving some of your painful memories can be tough, watching some of them makes the 2011 season seem like a walk in the park. That’s why I got my hands on a copy of Game Six of the 1986 World Series. I know the Red Sox lost and I know they had it in the bag and had to wait another 18 years but if you watch this game from an unemotional view point, this is one heck of a game.
The back and fort is great. The Red Sox take a small lead and the Mets tie it up. The Red Sox take another small lead and tie it up again. Then we go into extra frames and the two teams combine for almost as many runs in the tenth as they do in the first nine innings. Then that bottom of the ninth happened. I know Billy Buckner gets a lot of the blame but in my opinion, there’s plenty to go around. I’m just glad we’ve gotten two World Series wins since then.
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