Game Six: Cincinnati, Boston, and the 1975 World Series: The Triumph of America's Pastime

Game Six: Cincinnati, Boston, and the 1975 World Series: The Triumph of America's Pastime

by Mark Frost
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Game Six: Cincinnati, Boston, and the 1975 World Series: The Triumph of America's Pastime by Mark Frost

Boston, Tuesday, October 21, 1975. The Red Sox and the Cincinnati Reds have endured an excruciating three-day rain delay. Tonight, at last, they will play Game Six of the World Series. Leading three games to two, Cincinnati hopes to win it all; Boston is desperate to stay alive. But for all the anticipation, nobody could have predicted what a classic it would turn out to be: an extra-innings thriller, created by one of the Big Red Machine's patented comebacks and the Red Sox's improbable late-inning rally; clutch hitting, heart-stopping defensive plays, and more twists and turns than a Grand Prix circuit, climaxed by one of the most famous home runs in baseball history that ended it in the twelfth.

Here are all the inside stories of some of that era's biggest names in sports: Johnny Bench, Luis Tiant, Sparky Anderson, Pete Rose, Carl Yastrzemski--eight Hall of Famers in all--as well as sportscasters and network execs, cameramen, umpires, groundskeepers, politicians, and fans who gathered in Fenway that extraordinary night.

Game Six is an unprecedented behind-the-scenes look at what is considered by many to be the greatest baseball game ever played--remarkable also because it was about so much more than just balls and strikes. This World Series marked the end of an era; baseball's reserve clause was about to be struck down, giving way to the birth of free agency, a watershed moment that changed American sports forever. In bestselling author Mark Frost's talented hands, the historical significance of Game Six becomes every bit as engrossing as its compelling human drama.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781401323103
Publisher: Hachette Books
Publication date: 09/22/2009
Pages: 416
Product dimensions: 6.48(w) x 9.58(h) x 1.19(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Mark Frost is the author of the critically acclaimed The Greatest Game Ever Played, The Grand Slam, and the bestselling The List of 7, The 6 Messiahs, and Before I Wake. He received a Writer's Guild Award and an Emmy nomination for his work as executive story editor on the acclaimed television series Hill Street Blues, and was the co-creator and executive producer of the ABC television series Twin Peaks. He lives in Los Angeles and upstate New York.

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Game Six: Cincinnati, Boston, and the 1975 World Series: The Triumph of America's Pastime 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
Cowboys78 More than 1 year ago
I planned on reading "Game Six" here recently in honor of the baseball postseason upon us, and it did the job. Mark Frost gives a good insight on what many consider the best game ever played in the best World Series ever played, arguably. The research and player insight is good and his outlining of the entire game is equally as good. While telling the story, he gives the reader a unique read and something I've never seen before in a book. What I mean is, it's kind of like watching a baseball game on TV then having the commentators give you a history on each player that comes to the plate while still giving the play by play. However, at times the book is a little choppy and the conclusion in the end is way to long. A little less about certain figures would of been okay with me. Still, the book leaves an impression on you the way Frost lays out the story and makes you appreciate the way baseball was in the 70's and how much you wish it was today.
rmd270 More than 1 year ago
This was a very enjoyable read especially having been an 18 year old BoSox fan during this series. It was a very compelling and tightly woven story of the game, the players, the league and all it effected before, during and after. It also did a great job of bringing the history of the game together with many interesting facts and stories without slowing down the basic story of "the greatest World Series Game ever played"
SlapShot62 More than 1 year ago
This comes from a die-hard Yankee fan. I was 13 years old during the 1975 World Series, did not at all like the Big Red Machine and acutally rooted for the Sox to win. For all the great Yankee teams over the years, these two teams gave a thrilling World Series to all fans. Frost captures perfectly not only the game, but the players and their individual stories as well. It was a nostalgic read for me for sure, but made that much better because the author committed to providing a book as fine as that 1975 series deserved. Whether you are a fan of one of these teams, a baseball fan in general or just want to revisit this particular series - go out, buy the book and enjoy.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Brings back memories
MikeMcCann More than 1 year ago
Frost weaves the telling of this epic game along with mini-autobiographies of numerous characters. It's at it's best, when telling stories of Luis Tiant, Sparky Anderson, etc... but drifts a bit. Overall, an enjoyable read.
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tjs83 More than 1 year ago
Mark Frost did an excellent job of writing this book. He gives enought background information on the players and baseball itself to help readers not familiar with baseball in the '70s to understand it. A great book for sports fans!