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