Joseph F. Timilty was battling in 1975 to unseat Kevin H. White as Boston’s mayor. But weeks before the election, Timilty found himself running against the pitching arm of Luis Tiant and the home run dance of Carlton Fisk down the first base line.
The Red Sox played deep into October, going to the seventh game of the World Series — thanks to Fisk — and stealing attention from a competitive mayor’s race. This year, the Sox are making another playoff run. Baseball could keep dominating headlines until Halloween, which would be the seventh game of the World Series.