It wasn’t just one of the best-played World Series of all-time; it probably was the most impactful.

Millions around the country were witness to a true Fall classic 40 years ago – a showdown between two talent-laden clubs that was taken to its limit.

Providing first-hand accounts from this series are:

Fred Lynn, Red Sox center fielder as well as the ’75 AL Rookie of the Year and MVP

Tony Perez, Reds Hall of Fame first baseman who drove in 109 runs that season

Bernie Carbo, Boston outfielder and a former member of Cincinnati

Bill Lee, Red Sox left-handed starting pitcher and winner of 17 games

In Part 1 of a two-part retrospective, we look back at the build-up to this match-up, the pitching prowess of Luis Tiant in Games 1 and 4, and the controversy that ensued in Game 3.

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Audio clips courtesy of NBC Sports and “1975 World Series Film” by MLB Productions

About The Author

Brian Wright

With more than a decade’s worth of sports journalism experience, Brian Wright has been featured on Bleacher Report, SB Nation, and The Washington Examiner. In addition to his hosting duties, Brian is the Lead MLB Writer for The Sports Daily, a contributor by way of other freelance work, and a staff writer with the Stafford County Sun (VA). He has conducted several in-depth interviews, outside of this show, with such notables as Don Sutton, Jim Palmer, Cal Ripken, Jr., and Ray Knight. Brian is a member of the Society for American Baseball Research (SABR), a member of the Internet Baseball Writers Association of America (IBWAA) and would be the unofficial Washington D.C. bureau chief of the New York Mets fan club (if there was such a thing).

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