We have seen Game 6 heaven and Game 6 hell.
Game 6 gave us Carlton Fisk’s 12th-inning moon shot off the left-field foul pole and a video for the ages. Peter Gammons wrote a book titled, “Beyond the Sixth Game,” and a couple of kids named Affleck and Damon used the story line to win an Oscar.
Game 6 also gave us a little dribbler by Mookie Wilson, Vin Scully exclaiming, “Behind the bag . . . !’’ and Bill Buckner riding a Train They Call Infamy all the way to a featured role in an episode of “Curb Your Enthusiasm.’’
Wednesday night is Game 6 of the World Series, and the Red Sox have a chance to win the championship on the Fenway lawn for the first time since 1918. Anything is possible. Game 6 is the one you never forget.
The 1918 Red Sox won the World Series at Fenway in Game 6. With Woodrow Wilson in the White House and the Great War winding down in Europe, Carl Mays tamed the Cubs, 2-1, and the Red Sox were world champs for the fifth time in 15 years.
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