DATE: 10/21/1975
GAME: Cincinnati Reds @ Boston Red Sox (Game 6. 1975 World Series)
PLAYER: Carton Fisk, Boston Red Sox
COMPLEX SAYS: See, it wasn't all bad for Sox fans during that 86-year drought. In the 12th inning of a 6-6 tie during Game 6 of the 1975 World Series, Carlton Fisk hit a fly ball down the left field that got dangerously close to going foul, but as Fisk stared at the ball's flight into the sky, he waved his arms in hopes that the ball would stay fair. Fortunately, Fisk's shot did stay fair and as any native Bostonian would say, "the ball left the ballpahhhk."