From Luis Tiant to Jim Rice to Dwight Evans, 26 members of the 1975 Red Sox American League championship team reunited at Fenway Park Tuesday night to mark the 40th anniversary of the team’s run to the World Series.
The former players took the field for a pregame tribute, the current Red Sox played the game in special throwback jerseys, and fans received Carlton Fisk bobblehead dolls.
“A chance for us to recognize that group,” said Sox manager John Farrell. “We’ve been fortunate to get to know some of the individuals personally that were on that team — some colorful, some maybe not as much — but I think it’s one of the benefits of playing for and working for such a storied franchise. You’ve got markers over a long period of time that you can highlight.”
Tiant threw out the first pitch to Fisk, in a re-creation of the battery from Game 6 of the 1975 World Series.
This time, Rice and Fred Lynn stood in the batter’s boxes — and Tiant threw a brushback at Rice, who was crowding the plate.