Botton of the 12th Inning. Game 6 of the 1975 World Series. Boston Red Sox catcher, Carlton Fisk has launched a long fly off of Cincinnati Reds pitcher, Pat Darcy. The ball sailed directly down the left field line as Fisk famously "waved it fair." The ball went over the Green Monster, hit the left field foul pole, won the game and forced a decisive Game 7. It's one of the most famous plays in the history of American sports. Now, you can own a piece of history as the ball is going up for auction in April, 2014.
According to the New York Daily News, after the ball hit the foul pole, it bounced back onto the playing field and was caught by Reds outfielder, George Foster. Checkout the video below and see Foster make the catch at the 19 seconds mark. Foster held on to the ball for over 20 years before selling it through Lelands in 1999. Collector, Rick Elfman won the Lelands auction in 1999 and is now putting it up for sale through Robert Edward Auctions. The ball is expected to reach into the $100,000's.
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