Look back on Game 6 history at Fenway Park

Fenway Park will host the fourth World Series Game 6 in its 102-year history on Wednesday night. Look back on the previous sixth games of the World Series that have been held in the ballpark:

FENWAY TIMELINE: Explore how the Globe has covered more historic moments in the ballpark’s history


  • The Red Sox defeated the Cubs 2-1 for the World Series title with only 15,238 watching. Carl Mays was the winning pitcher, in a game that gave the Red Sox five championships since 1903. Read the game story.

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  • The Red Sox hit four home runs to force Game 7 against the Cardinals with an 8-4 win. Rico Petrocelli (who hit two), Reggie Smith, and Carl Yastrzemski hit the homers for the Red Sox, who would go on to lose the seventh game to St. Louis. Read the game story.



  • Carlton Fisk hit an iconic walk-off home run as the Red Sox defeated Cincinnati in 12 innings 7-6. The win is considered by many one of the greatest games in baseball history. But the Red Sox would lose Game 7 to the Reds. Read the game story.

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