The home run is frozen in time, transcending the moment and immediately entering baseball's pantheon of heroics.
Carlton Fisk waved his arms and willed his blast off the left field foul pole at
Tomorrow, that bat will be on exhibit for the first time at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in
Fisk's Game 6 bat is one of almost four dozen historic artifacts in the Museum's new exhibit FENtennial: Fenway Park's First 100 Years. The exhibit debuts April 10 - 10 days before the 100th anniversary of the opening of
"The thrill of Game Six in the 1975 World Series has never died," said Fisk, who was elected to the Hall of Fame in 2000 following a 24-year big league career that included 11 seasons with the Red Sox at Fenway. "I am so happy and honored to share the bat I used to hit that home run with fans who visit
Fisk asked Burleson, the Red Sox's shortstop, if he could use the bat - which was two ounces lighter and a half-inch shorter than Fisk's usual bat. Fisk had never used Burleson's bat before, but with Game 6 lasting into the wee hours of the morning, the lighter bat felt more comfortable in Fisk's hands. Fisk later wrote his number - 27 - on the handle so he could identify it to use it in Game 7, which he did.
Using more than 45 artifacts either on loan or from the Museum's unparalleled collection of almost 40,000 pieces of baseball history, FENtennial examines the history, memories and impossible dreams that have thrived at
Through breathtaking photos and the timeless words of those who worked and played at
"We are honored to have Carlton Fisk's bat from his Game 6 home run in our new FENtennial exhibit, and we are so grateful that Carlton has generously agreed to share this artifact with baseball fans from around the globe," said Hall of Fame President Jeff Idelson. "Millions of baseball fans can recall exactly where they were when that home run bounced off the left field foul pole at
Additional artifacts ranging from Ted Williams' 1960 home jersey to Curt Schilling's blood-stained sock from the 2004 World Series will take Museum visitors to the iconic moments in time that made - and make - Fenway unique. As part of the exhibit, visitors will be able to share their memories of