On this day, Oct. 21 …

1975: Boston Red Sox catcher Carlton Fisk, batting in the 12th inning of Game 6 of the World Series, hit a dramatic Game 6 home run to help his team beat the Big Red Machine Cincinnati Reds. In a now iconic image, Fisk gestured at the ball, directing its path to stay fair as it approached the Fenway Park foul pole.

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