The bench-jockeying between the two teams in this Series was many times as severe as that which normally goes on in a regular season, and when Brock stole second base in the ninth inning to break a record of 57 years' standing Reggie Smith hollered at him from his position in center field, "That's bush, stealing with a 7-2 lead." Brock looked out at Smith and hollered, "Reggie, the first chance you get to do likewise, you will!"
The fact that Boston was able to win its first pennant in 21 years and bring the Series down to the seventh game against a fine Cardinal team was an excellent thing to have happen to baseball at a time when baseball can use all the excellent things it can get. Even in losing, the play of Boston's Carl Yastrzemski and Jim Lonborg will be remembered for years. Lonborg probably had the finest summation of all about the Red Sox. "We've given a lot of people a lot of happiness, including ourselves," he said. "We're not going to be able to fathom the year until we sit beside a winter fireplace. We should have dinner together someplace and drink some fine wine, and maybe we will. Then we can sit across the table from each other and shake our heads."