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'75 Game Six hero Fisk, Tiant to throw ceremonial pitches tonight

By Mike Harrington

BOSTON -- Tonight will be the first Game Six of a World Series in Fenway Park since the famous 1975 matchup with the Cincinnati Reds that ended on Carlton Fisk's 12th-inning home run.

MLB has just announced Fisk will be at Fenway to see the Red Sox try to win the Series here for first time since 1918, and will join former Sox ace Luis Tiant in throwing ceremonial first pitches. Tiant threw a five-hit shutout at the Reds in Game One in 1975 and was the starter in Game Six.

For more on the Boston bid to win at home for the first time in 95 years, be sure to read my column in today's editions.

In addition, MLB has confirmed the popular local punk rock band the Dropkick Muphys will perform the national anthem and their popular "I'm Shipping Up to Boston" ditty (shown below after the Fisk video)


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Mike Harrington

Mike Harrington

Mike Harrington, a Canisius College graduate who began his career as a News reporter in 1987, has covered the Buffalo Bisons since 1992 and Major League Baseball since 1995. A member of the Baseball Writers' Association of America, Harrington has reported on more than 30 MLB postseason series — including every game of the World Series in this century — and all three of the Bisons' championship runs in their modern era. He is a connoisseur of the famous Stadium Mustard at Cleveland's Progressive Field.

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Amy Moritz

Amy Moritz

Amy Moritz, a native of Lockport, has covered the Bisons for The Buffalo News since 2002. She has a bachelor’s degree in journalism/mass communication from St. Bonaventure University and a master’s degree in humanities from the University at Buffalo. An endurance athlete, she has completed several triathlons, half marathons and marathons.

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