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MLB Network Airs Game 6 Of 1975 World Series

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Harry Cabluck
Carlton Fisk slams a 12th-inning home run to give Boston the sixth game of the World Series Tuesday night, October 22, 1975.

Remember when Fox Sports Ohio last week repeated only four games of the 1975 World Series, which the Reds won in seven games?

Thanks to the MLB Network, on Friday you can see Game 6, with Carlton Fisk's dramatic walk-off 12th inning home run, which many consider the greatest World Series game ever played. MLB Network will air it twice Friday, at 1:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.

Sports Illustrated in 2015 called the 1975 sixth game a "Game Changer."  Tom Verducci wrote: "Game 6 of the 1975 World Series was not only perhaps the best game ever played, but it also helped save baseball and forever changed how sports are broadcast on television."

Sports Illustrated cover when Reds won the 1975 World Series.

An advisory for Reds fans: Game 6 airs on  MLB Network's "Carlton Fisk Day," so expect to hear lots of praise for the Red Sox catcher and Boston's comeback win…. as if the series ended that night.

Just keep reminding yourself who won Game 7.

Other MLB Network games this week:

TODAY / WEDNESDAY, APRIL 8 (Walk off Wednesday)

11 a.m. – St. Louis Cardinals at New York Mets, Opening Day, April 9, 1985

3 p.m. – Arizona Diamondbacks at Milwaukee Brewers, 2011 NLDS, Game 5

5 p.m. – Minnesota Twins at Atlanta Braves, 1991 World Series, Game 4

8 p.m. – San Francisco Giants at Florida Marlins, 2003 NLDS, Game 3

THURSDAY, APRIL 9 (Ron Guidry Day)

2 p.m. and 10 p.m. – New York Yankees at Los Angeles Dodgers, 1977 World Series, Game 4

4:00 p.m. – Los Angeles Dodgers at New York Yankees, 1978 World Series, Game 3

6:00 p.m. – California Angels at New York Yankees, June 17, 1978

FRIDAY, APRIL 10 (Carlton Fisk Day)

10:30 a.m. – Chicago White Sox at Boston Red Sox, April 10, 1981

1:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. – Cincinnati Reds at Boston Red Sox, 1975 World Series, Game 6

John Kiesewetter joined the WVXU news team as a TV/Media blogger on July 1 2015, after nearly 30 years covering local and national broadcasting for The Cincinnati Enquirer. He’ll be posting news about Greater Cincinnati TV, radio and movies; updating your favorite former local TV/radio personalities or stars who grew up here; and breaking news about national TV, radio and media trends. You’ll also learn about Cincinnati’s rich broadcasting history.