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Brunansky recalls taking part in first HR Derby, '85 All-Star Game

Tom Brunansky walked toward his locker after batting practice one day in 1985 to find a letter from Major League Baseball waiting for him. Normally this could cause some concern for a player -- a possible fine or suspension, perhaps -- but the Twins right fielder took it in stride. "I knew at the time because that's about the time that they were going to announce the All...
Via Fox Sports North
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Late homers help Giants top Padres

It was part Carlton Fisk, part Kirk Gibson, part Sammy Sosa. Michael Morse's reaction to his ninth-inning home run was something you'd see in the playoffs. Not in an early July game with a team that had lost 18 of 23. But he had a good reason for vehemently jumping out of the box with his right arm waving and also pumping his fist during his jaunt around the bases. It was...
Via Pro Sports Daily
18 days ago  |  Discuss

NESN 30: Fenway Park Celebrates A Century Of Baseball (Video)

On April 20, 2012, Fenway Park celebrated its 100th birthday. Former Boston Red Sox players from different decades – like Carl Yastrzemski, Carlton Fisk, and Pedro Martinez — were honored in a pregame ceremony celebrating a century of baseball at the historic ballpark. Perhaps the late Red Sox announcer Carl Beane summed up the festivities perfectly when he said, “The one...
Via NESN.com
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Sizemore Gives Red Sox 4-3 Walk-Off Win Over Reds

There was no Carlton Fisk home run nor was there a Joe Morgan World Series winning single. While the memories of the 1975 World Series were there between the Cincinnati Reds and the Boston Red Sox, it was a different kind of feeling at Fenway Park on Tuesday night. It was the feeling of triumph this time for the home team when Grady Sizemore singled in David Ortiz to give the Red...
Via Sox and Dawgs
May 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Highlights and commentary from the 1975 World Series

The Boston Red Sox and Cincinnati Reds have some history.On Tuesday, the two historic franchises will meet again at Fenway Park thanks to Interleague play. And the match-up will undoubtedly drum up fond memories for older fans.Perhaps the most memorable match-up between the Reds and Red Sox came in the epic 1975 World Series. As you know, the series went seven games and was eventually...
Via Redlegs Review
May 06, 2014  |  Discuss

The MLB All Fish Team

    Ah, spring.  A most magical time.  The frozen ground has thawed.  The daylight yawns and stretches its arm over the shoulders of late evening.  The birds and bees are groggily waking up next to each other in a hangover daze, but most importantly…..   Baseball is back. Few things are more synergistically enjoyable than sitting in a folding bag chair by your favorite pond...
Via Royals Blue
April 16, 2014  |  Discuss

White Sox mascot race features broadcasters including Hawk Harrelson

There will be a new mascot race in Major League Baseball this season, and here at Awful Announcing, we couldn’t be more thrilled about the competitors. Here's a good one. The new sausage race dashers at Sox games: pic.twitter.com/iuCETuNS3o — Danny Ecker (@DannyEcker) March 26, 2014 During a stadium tour on Wednesday, the Chicago White Sox revealed that they will race mascots...
Via Awful Announcing
March 27, 2014  |  Discuss

FISK CHANGES SOX

March, 18 This Day in Baseball 1985 On March 18, 1985, Commissioner Peter Ueberroth reinstates Hall of Famers Mickey Mantle and Willie Mays, who had been banned from baseball for their ties with casinos in Atlantic City. Ueberroth’s ruling will allow both men to pursue employment with major league teams. Read more 1984 On March 18, 1984, famed batting coach Charley Lau dies...
Via The Baseball Page
March 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Carlton Fisk home run ball from 1975 World Series up for auction

“There it goes, a long drive…if it stays fair…home run!!!” Dick Stockton calling Carlton Fisk’s 12th inning home run concluding Game 6 of the 1975 World Series. One of the most iconic baseball moments of the 1970′s if not the 20th century was Carlton Fisk’s home run in the bottom of the 12th inning to give his Boston Red Sox the Game 6 victory and send the series off...
Via Sports-Kings
March 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Iconic Fisk Home Run Ball Goes Up For Auction

"... There it goes, a long drive, if it stays fair -- Home run! ... We will have a seventh game in this 1975 World Series ..." We all remember Dick Stockton's great call that night. It was the capstone moment of the greatest World Series game ever—Game 6 in 1975. As Red Sox catcher Carlton Fisk waved his game-winning HR fair, the game of baseball itself was rejuvenated...
Via FenwayNation
March 13, 2014  |  Discuss

The four horsemen of the Chicago White Sox

The Chicago White Sox have had their share of stars over the years - Carlton Fisk, Frank Thomas, and Paul Konerko are just three of them. But the times are changing, and Chicago hasn't really had a solid supporting cast around Konerko i the last couple of years, with the possible exceptions of the constantly broken down Carlos Quentin and the notoriously streaky Alex Rios. In...
Via The Outside Corner
March 03, 2014  |  Discuss

The Red Sox still haven't retired Wade Boggs' number

Three years ago this month, I wrote a bit of a tirade that one of my favorite players ever, Wade Boggs, had not had his uniform retired by the Boston Red Sox. Three years later, the Red Sox have still not honored one of their great players in this way. The 100th Anniversary of Fenway Park was a great opportunity. It passed by. So what is the problem, Red Sox? Why is one of your very...
Via The Flagrant Fan
March 03, 2014  |  Discuss

'Sporting News' misses out on Red Sox Iconic Moment

Ben WhiteheadContributing WriterWhen Sporting News released its MLB Iconic Moments piece, it struck me as odd when I came across the Boston Red Sox “moment.” Maybe it’s because I like to erase the 86-year curse from my memory and think of the Sox not as loveable losers, but as the team of the last decade. Three World Series titles will do that, I guess, but I know the history...
Via RedSoxLife
February 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Throwback Thursday: Carlton Fisk’s Game 6 Heroics Remembered on Hall of Famer’s 66th Birthday (Videos)

Before the Red Sox snapped their 86-year World Series drought in 2004, the most endearing Fall Classic memory for Boston fans was that of Carlton Fisk waving the game-winning home run fair in Game 6 of the 1975 Series.  Thirty-eight years later, after the Sox had taken home two World Series titles, Fisk returned to Fenway Park for another Game 6. The Hall of Famer, along with fellow...
Via NESN.com
December 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Happy Birthday to Carlton Fisk!

We want to wish a very Happy 66th Birthday to Red Sox legend Carlton Fisk! In honor of his special day, let's relive Game 6 of the 1975 World Series between the Sox and the Reds. In the 12th inning, Fisk hit a ball down the left field line and waved it fair. The Sox won 7-6 and forced a Game 7. Send Fisk your birthday wishes below!
Via Fenway Refugees
December 26, 2013  |  Discuss

A Look Back At Top Catchers In Red Sox History

by Larry Shiman, FN Board MemberWith the hot stove league yet to get warm, and no games to agonize over, it’s a good time to look back. Bob Ryan wrote a column a few days ago listing his top 25 Red Sox of all time. It’s’ a fun list, although I’ll certainly take issue with a few selections.Sometimes it’s fun to dig a little deeper. And with no further ado, I present the...
Via FenwayNation
November 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Carlton Fisk and Luis Tiant Throw Out First Pitch Before Red Sox-Cardinals Game 6 (Video)

Before the Red Sox and Cardinals took the field for Game 6 of the 2013 World Series at Fenway Park, two Boston legends Carlton Fisk and Luis Tiant threw out the first pitch. Both players were part of the last World Series Game 6 that was played in Fenway Park, which happened in 1975 against the Cincinnati Reds. That night produced one of the most memorable moments in postseason history...
Via NESN.com
October 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Former MLB-er on deck to become a US ambassador

Mark Gilbert batted leadoff in the same lineup with future Hall of Famers Tom Seaver and Carlton Fisk, tracked down a flyball lofted by Eddie Murray and hit a key single off Orel Hershiser. Now the former Chicago White Sox outfielder is on deck for a new position: If confirmed by the Senate, he'll become the U.S. ambassador to New Zealand. The U.S. State Department said it...
Via AP on Fox
October 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Red Sox World Series Game 6: Will there be a hero or a goat?

The Guru Contributing Writer The Boston Red Sox and Games 6 of the World Series have a love/hate relationship. The heartbreak against the '86 Mets. The historic night against the '75 Reds. There have been Sox players that have delivered: Bernie Carbo, Carlton Fisk. There have been those that have failed miserably: Calvin Schiraldi and Bill Buckner. It's Game...
Via RedSoxLife
October 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Game Six: What World Series History Will Be Made Tonight?

A classic World Series is usually defined as seven games, but it can’t be without a Game 6. As compelling as this World Series has been, if it ends tonight in Boston, it just won’t sizzle in our memories as it would if they played one more time. One way or another, it ends after Game 7. Gone is the sense of urgency, of desperation, of finality, of the team behind in the Series...
Via New York Mets Report
October 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Carlton Fisk & Luis Tiant Throw Out First Pitch

Hall of Fame catcher Carlton Fisk and should-be Hall of Famer Luis Tiant—both heroes of the 1975 Red Sox—will throw out the first pitches tonight before Game Six of the World Series. Of course, Fisk ended '75's Game Six with a body-language induced HR off the left-field foul pole. The National Anthem will be performed by The Dropkick Murphys (following up on their Game...
Via FenwayNation
October 30, 2013  |  Discuss

MUST-SEE: Anything Can Happen In Game 6 of the World Series

If history is any indication, tonight’s World Series Game 6 between the Cardinals and Red Sox (8:07 pm ET/Fox) could be one for the ages. Both teams have been involved in some of the most memorable Game 6s in World Series history -- from Carlton Fisk’s iconic home run down the left field line in 1975 to Don Denkinger’s blown call at first base in 1985 to “It gets through...
Via The Outside Corner
October 30, 2013  |  Discuss

3 things to watch in World Series Game 6

BOSTON -- Based on the Game 6 history of these two teams, someone is destined for a night that baseball never will forget. (Think David Freese, Bill Buckner and Carlton Fisk.) Besides watching who might make history Wednesday night, here are three other things to watch: Close game, extra innings When teams aren't hitting, runs aren't scoring. When runs aren't scoring...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
October 30, 2013  |  Discuss

3 things to watch in World Series Game 6

BOSTON -- Based on the Game 6 history of these two teams, someone is destined for a night that baseball never will forget. (Think David Freese, Bill Buckner and Carlton Fisk.) Besides watching who might make history Wednesday night, here are three other things to watch: Close game, extra innings When teams aren't hitting, runs aren't scoring. When runs aren't scoring...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
October 30, 2013  |  Discuss

From Bill Buckner to Carlton Fisk to Rico Petrocelli, Red Sox Game 6s Historically Offer Fans Unrivalled Drama

When CY Young and the Boston Americans took the field at the Huntington Avenue Baseball Grounds to play the Pittsburgh Pirates in Game 1 of the very first World Series on Oct. 1, 1903, just over 16,000 fans were in attendance. It was the start of something special — for both professional and Boston baseball and it would offer the locals a taste of what’s to come for a very, very...
Via NESN.com
October 30, 2013  |  Discuss
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