1975: American League champions
In 1975, the Red Sox won 95 games and their first division title, making the postseason for the first time since ’67 and setting up an ALCS with the west champion Oakland Athletics, who had won the past three World Series titles.
Incredibly, the Red Sox swept the A’s in three games to advance to the World Series, where they would meet the Cincinnati Reds’ “Big Red Machine,” in a World Series that would go down as one for the ages.
Down three games to two in Game 6 at Fenway Park, Bernie Carbo came on to pinch-hit with two runners on in the bottom of the eighth with the Red Sox trailing 6-3, and hit a home run to tie the score. The game would stay that way until the bottom of the 12th inning, when Carlton Fisk launched one of the most memorable home runs in history, a towering shot to left that was hooking foul, but Fisk’s "fair ball" wave as he headed toward first coaxed the ball just enough as it hit off the foul pole for a game-winning home run.
Howevere the Red Sox lost Game 7 and the series despite taking a 3-0 lead into the sixth inning.