Maybe it was somewhat anticlimactic -- the Sox led the series, 3-0, over the overmatched St. Louis Cardinals. But when Foulke, the Red Sox' strong-willed closer, recorded the final out in Game 4 of the the World Series, it was precise moment when generations of Sox fans were rewarded for their faith and dedication through the years. As all heaven broke loose on the Busch Stadium field, Fox broadcaster Joe Buck hit the right notes: "Red Sox fans have longed to hear it: the Boston Red Sox are world champions!'' Finally and at last.
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