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By Jeremy Schiffres, Daily and Sunday Freeman, Kingston, N.Y.

Friday, October 28, 2011

I want your Six

I've said it many times before, and now I'm certain of it: There's nothing better than Game 6 of a World Series.

The evidence:

* Carlton Fisk's walk-off home run in the 12th inning of Game 6 in 1975 to keep the Red Sox alive against the Reds.

* Reggie Jackson's three home runs in 1977's Game 6 to give the Yankees a 4-2 Series victory over the Dodgers.

* Mookie Wilson's slow roller through Bill Buckner's legs in the 10th inning of 1986's Game 6 to keep the Mets alive vs. the Red Sox and pave the way for New York to finish off Boston in Game 7.

* Kirby Puckett's walk-off dinger in the 11th inning of 1991's Game 6 against the Atlanta Braves, leading to the Twins winning the Series in Game 7.

* Joe Carter's walk-off, Series-ending home run in 1993's Game 6 off Philadelphia closer Mitch Williams to give the Blue Jays their second consecutive title.

* The Angels' six-run outburst after trailing the Giants 5-0 in the seventh inning of Game 6 in the 2002 Series, keeping the Halos alive and opening the door for them to win their first World Series title the next night.

* And now, the unforgettable Game 6 of the 2011 World Series, in which the Cardinals rallied from two-run deficits in the bottom of the ninth and 10th innings before David Freese hit a walk-off home run to lead off the bottom of the 11th and force Game 7.

Seven may be heaven. But I'll pick Six.



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