The World Series Hero Rescued by Grace

Jeff Robinson | October 29, 2016


And you were dead in the trespasses and sins in which you once walked, following the course of this world, following the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that is now at work in the sons of disobedience—among whom we all once lived in the passions of our flesh, carrying out the desires of the body and the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, like the rest of mankind. But God. . . — Ephesians 2:1–4a

Bernie Carbo hit one of the most famous home runs in the most storied game in baseball history, yet, after the game and for years thereafter, he had little recollection of playing in the final four innings of the classic contest. 

His three-run homer came late in the evening of October 21, 1975, in what is now denoted in baseball’s archives simply as “Game Six.” His historic hit came with Carbo’s Boston Red Sox in dire straits, four outs from losing the World Series to the Cincinnati Reds. With one swing, Carbo tied the game 6-6 and set the stage for perhaps the most dramatic ending in World Series history when Carlton Fisk homered off the left field foul pole at Fenway Park in 12th inning, sending…


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