Red Sox: Top 10 Carl Yastrzemski moments
Number Six: 1975 ALCS Two-Run Home Run
The Red Sox faced the Oakland A’s in the 1975 American League Championship Series. In Game Two, with Reggie Cleveland on the mound for Boston and Cy Young winner Vida Blue on the mound for the A’s, the Red Sox emerged victorious, winning 6-3.
However, in the bottom of the fourth, the Red Sox found themselves down 3-0, when number 8 came to the plate, and belted one over the Green Monster to cut the lead to one.
The Red Sox would go on to score four more runs, and win the game 6-3.
Number Five: Guns Out Reggie Jackson in 1975 ALCS
In Game Three of the same series, Yaz got the chance to show off his defensive prowess and his cannon of an arm.
At the end of the fourth inning, future Hall of Famer Reggie Jackson tried extending a left field single into a double. It did not go well.
Moving to his right, Yaz fielded the ball and threw a one-hopping bullet to second base to get a sliding Jackson out.
The Red Sox would go on to win the game 5-3, wining the series and earning a trip to the World Series where they faced off against the Cincinnati Reds and the Big Red Machine. Per, “The Curse,” the Red Sox would lose the series in seven games.
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