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David Freese and the most memorable Game 6's in World Series history

October 28, 2011 |  7:00 am

 

David Freese was the hero of the St. Louis Cardinals' stunning come-from-behind victory in Game 6 of the World Series, one of the best World Series games ever. A look at some other memorable Game 6's in recent history:

1971: at Baltimore 3, Pittsburgh 2 (10 innings): The Orioles even the Series when Frank Robinson draws a one-out walk, moves to third base on Merv Rettenmund's single and scores on Brooks Robinson's fly ball, with Frank Robinson barely beating Vic Davalillo's throw to the plate.

1975: at Boston 7, Cincinnati 6 (12 innings): Red Sox catcher Carlton Fisk hits a game-winning homer in the 12th inning off the Reds' Pat Darcy. Fisk's iconic image, him using all his body english to waive the ball fair, made this the most memorable Game 6 of all time.

1985: at Kansas City 2, St. Louis 1: Three outs away from the World Series title, but the Cardinals can't close the deal. Jorge Orta leads off the bottom of the ninth inning with a roller to first. Reliever Todd Worrell takes the throw from first baseman Jack Clark and beats Orta to the bag, but umpire Don Denkinger mysteriously calls him safe, opening the door to a game-winning, two-run rally.

1986: at New York Mets 6, Boston 5 (10 innings): Bill Buckner. Mookie Wilson. Ray Knight. Vin Scully's memorable call of the action. Nothing else needs to be said.

1991: at Minnesota 4, Atlanta 3 (11 innings): Kirby Puckett hits a game-winning home run off Braves reliever Charlie Leibrandt.

1993: at Toronto 8, Philadelphia 6: Joe Carter hits a Series-winning, three-run homer off Phillies closer  Mitch Williams.

--Houston Mitchell

 

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