1975 World Series

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The 1975 World Series of Major League Baseball was played between the Boston Red Sox (AL) and Cincinnati Reds (NL).wikipedia
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1975 Boston Red Sox season

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The 1975 World Series of Major League Baseball was played between the Boston Red Sox (AL) and Cincinnati Reds (NL). The Boston Red Sox won the American League East division by 4½ games over the Baltimore Orioles then defeated the three-time defending World Series champion Oakland A's, three games to none, in the American League Championship Series.
Following a sweep of the Oakland Athletics in the ALCS, the Red Sox lost the World Series to the Cincinnati Reds in seven games.

1975 Cincinnati Reds season

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The 1975 World Series of Major League Baseball was played between the Boston Red Sox (AL) and Cincinnati Reds (NL). The Cincinnati Reds recorded a franchise-high 108 victories and won the National League West division by 20 games over the Los Angeles Dodgers then defeated the Pittsburgh Pirates, three games to none, in the National League Championship Series.
The Reds went on to win the National League Championship Series by defeating the Pittsburgh Pirates in three straight games, and the World Series in seven games over the Boston Red Sox.

1975 National League Championship Series

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The Cincinnati Reds recorded a franchise-high 108 victories and won the National League West division by 20 games over the Los Angeles Dodgers then defeated the Pittsburgh Pirates, three games to none, in the National League Championship Series.
The Reds swept the Pirates in three games and went on to win the World Series against the Boston Red Sox.

1975 American League Championship Series

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The Boston Red Sox won the American League East division by 4½ games over the Baltimore Orioles then defeated the three-time defending World Series champion Oakland A's, three games to none, in the American League Championship Series.
The 1975 American League Championship Series pitted the Boston Red Sox against the three-time defending world champion Oakland Athletics for the right to advance to the 1975 World Series.

Carlton Fisk

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The sixth game of the Series was a 12-inning classic at Boston's Fenway Park culminated by a walk-off home run by Carlton Fisk to extend the series to seven games. Then the floodgates opened: Reds reliever Clay Carroll walked Carlton Fisk to force in a run, Rico Petrocelli slapped a two-run single, Rick Burleson had an RBI single, and Cecil Cooper ended the scoring with a sacrifice fly.
Fisk is best known for "waving fair" his game-winning home run in the 12th inning of Game 6 of the 1975 World Series.

National League West

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The Cincinnati Reds recorded a franchise-high 108 victories and won the National League West division by 20 games over the Los Angeles Dodgers then defeated the Pittsburgh Pirates, three games to none, in the National League Championship Series.

American League East

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The Boston Red Sox won the American League East division by 4½ games over the Baltimore Orioles then defeated the three-time defending World Series champion Oakland A's, three games to none, in the American League Championship Series.

Joe Morgan

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The Reds won the seventh and deciding game of the series on a ninth-inning RBI single by Joe Morgan.
He drove in Ken Griffey for the winning run in Game 7 of the 1975 World Series.

Jim Rice

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Boston star left fielder Jim Rice missed both the ALCS and the World Series due to a broken hand.
The Red Sox won the AL's East Division, but Rice did not play in either the League Championship Series or World Series because of a wrist injury sustained during the last week of the regular season when he was hit by a pitch.

1973 World Series

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This was the fourth consecutive time that a seven-game series winner (Pittsburgh 1971, Oakland 1972, Oakland 1973, Cincinnati 1975) scored fewer runs than the losing team.
The trend continued for the next seven-game series in 1975 when the Reds defeated the Boston Red Sox.

Walk-off home run

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The sixth game of the Series was a 12-inning classic at Boston's Fenway Park culminated by a walk-off home run by Carlton Fisk to extend the series to seven games.

1972 World Series

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This was the fourth consecutive time that a seven-game series winner (Pittsburgh 1971, Oakland 1972, Oakland 1973, Cincinnati 1975) scored fewer runs than the losing team. It was the third World Series appearance by Cincinnati in six years, losing in 1970 to Baltimore and in 1972 to Oakland.
This was a matchup of the two premier MLB dynasties of the 1970s, with the Reds winning two World Series (1975–76) in four WS appearances, while the A's won three straight (1972–74).

Fenway Park

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The sixth game of the Series was a 12-inning classic at Boston's Fenway Park culminated by a walk-off home run by Carlton Fisk to extend the series to seven games.
Fisk provided one of baseball's most enduring moments in Game 6 of the 1975 World Series against the Reds.

1971 World Series

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This was the fourth consecutive time that a seven-game series winner (Pittsburgh 1971, Oakland 1972, Oakland 1973, Cincinnati 1975) scored fewer runs than the losing team.
The trend continued for the next seven-game series in 1975.

Dave Concepción

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After George Foster popped out for the second out, Dave Concepción hit a clutch single up the middle that Boston second baseman Denny Doyle fielded behind second base, but had no play at first as Bench scored to tie the game.
He played with the Cincinnati Reds for nineteen years (1970–1988) including their back-to-back World Series championship seasons in 1975 and 1976.

Sparky Anderson

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Reds manager Sparky Anderson then sent pinch-hitter Ed Armbrister up to sacrifice in place of reliever Rawly Eastwick.
He managed the National League's Cincinnati Reds to the 1975 and 1976 championships, then added a third title in 1984 with the Detroit Tigers of the American League.

Bill Lee (left-handed pitcher)

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Red Sox starter Bill Lee held the Reds to four hits and a run through eight innings.
He started two games in the 1975 World Series against the Cincinnati Reds.

Johnny Bench

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Johnny Bench led off the ninth with a double to right field. The Reds countered by taking a 2–1 lead in the fourth when Tony Pérez walked and Johnny Bench hit a two-run shot off Sox starter Rick Wise.
Cincinnati swept the Pirates in three games to win the NLCS, and defeated the Boston Red Sox in a memorable seven-game World Series.

Luis Tiant

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Aces Luis Tiant and Don Gullett were locked in a scoreless pitching duel until the seventh inning.
In the playoffs he defeated the three time defending World Champion Oakland Athletics, allowing only three hits in a 7–1 complete game victory, then opened the World Series against the Cincinnati Reds.

Denny Doyle

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After George Foster popped out for the second out, Dave Concepción hit a clutch single up the middle that Boston second baseman Denny Doyle fielded behind second base, but had no play at first as Bench scored to tie the game.
He was the starting second baseman for the Red Sox in the 1975 American League Championship Series and World Series.

Rick Wise

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The Reds countered by taking a 2–1 lead in the fourth when Tony Pérez walked and Johnny Bench hit a two-run shot off Sox starter Rick Wise.
He was the winning pitcher for the Boston Red Sox in Game 6 of the 1975 World Series, considered by some to be the greatest Series game ever played.

Clay Carroll

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Then the floodgates opened: Reds reliever Clay Carroll walked Carlton Fisk to force in a run, Rico Petrocelli slapped a two-run single, Rick Burleson had an RBI single, and Cecil Cooper ended the scoring with a sacrifice fly.
Carroll pitched in three World Series for the Reds, including the 1975 World Series which the Reds won in seven games over the Boston Red Sox.

Larry Barnett

Fisk and Boston manager Darrell Johnson argued that Armbrister should have been ruled out for interference, but home plate umpire Larry Barnett ruled otherwise.
Barnett officiated in 4 World Series: 1975, 1981, 1984 and 1990 (Games 1-2), serving as crew chief in 1981.

Dwight Evans (baseball)

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The Reds had opened up a 5–1 lead through five innings before Boston rallied, capped by a two-run homer by Dwight Evans in the top of the ninth to tie the game at 5.
In the 1975 World Series against the Cincinnati Reds, Evans batted 7-for-24 (.292) with a home run and five RBIs.

Rico Petrocelli

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Then the floodgates opened: Reds reliever Clay Carroll walked Carlton Fisk to force in a run, Rico Petrocelli slapped a two-run single, Rick Burleson had an RBI single, and Cecil Cooper ended the scoring with a sacrifice fly.
In the 1975 World Series, which Boston lost to the Cincinnati Reds, Petrocelli hit .308 (8-for-26) with four RBIs, starting all seven games at third base.