By Mike Harrington
BOSTON -- Tonight will be the first Game Six of a World Series in Fenway Park since the famous 1975 matchup with the Cincinnati Reds that ended on Carlton Fisk's 12th-inning home run.
MLB has just announced Fisk will be at Fenway to see the Red Sox try to win the Series here for first time since 1918, and will join former Sox ace Luis Tiant in throwing ceremonial first pitches. Tiant threw a five-hit shutout at the Reds in Game One in 1975 and was the starter in Game Six.
For more on the Boston bid to win at home for the first time in 95 years, be sure to read my column in today's editions.
In addition, MLB has confirmed the popular local punk rock band the Dropkick Muphys will perform the national anthem and their popular "I'm Shipping Up to Boston" ditty (shown below after the Fisk video)
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