It's an iconic image: Carlton Fisk waving fair the home run that won Game 6 of the 1975 World Series for Boston. But there was much more to that epic game, as Mark Frost (The Match) shows with rich reporting and a deft touch. He puts the Series in the context of a sport undergoing massive economic and demographic change, which made Game 6 a touchstone on and off the field.
The breeze ... created by Mark Reynolds's swing. With 18 games left in the season, the Diamondbacks third baseman had 193 strikeouts, closing in on the major league record of 204 he set last year. Will he break it? The better question is when—and we might have a good idea after the Giants visit Arizona Sept. 21--23. San Francisco's staff leads the majors in K's, with 1,136.
Tennessee at Florida
You wanted the Gators' attention, Lane Kiffin? You got it. In February the Vols' new coach, who has a knack for irking SEC rivals, caused a stir when he (wrongly) accused Florida's Urban Meyer of an NCAA violation. The Gators promptly papered their locker room with Kiffin's photo. Don't expect the nation's No. 1 team to go easy when the Vols visit on Saturday (CBS).
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