Without a doubt this home run is one of the most iconic moments in Red Sox, baseball, and sports history. It occurred during the bottom of the 12th inning against the Cincinnati Reds pitcher Pat Darcy forcing a game seven. On the second pitch Fisk drilled a ball down the left field line and begged the ball to stay fair. It did, bouncing off the foul pole. The irony is that it took a unique situation to even bring this moment to all the viewers at home.
Prior to this iconic home run all cameramen were forced to follow the flight of the ball. They never watched the reaction of the person at the plate. It was just how broadcasting was done then however, a rat situation near one cameraman forced a decision by the producers and they decided to stay on Fisk. It could not have worked out any better as the cameraman caught the iconic shots of Fisk “willing the ball fair” and thus changed the future of broadcasting.
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