BOSTON -- Almost four decades have passed since the Red Sox and Reds squared off in the 1975 World Series, a dramatic Fall Classic matchup still widely considered one of the game's most compelling championship clashes.
On Tuesday night, alumni of that American League pennant-winning squad will be on hand at Fenway Park to celebrate the 40-year anniversary of that season before the Red Sox take on the Rays. Fred Lynn and Hall of Famers Carlton Fisk and Jim Rice are just a few of several former players expected to attend the pregame ceremony.
"At a time when baseball was said to be in a slump, the 1975 team and World Series brought baseball back in full luster," Red Sox president and CEO Larry Lucchino said. "This team was responsible for inspiring a generation of late-blooming baby boomers to fall in love with the game, and for creating one of the most dramatic moments in Red Sox history, and baseball history, with Carlton Fisk's home run. We look forward to commemorating their accomplishments at Fenway Park on May 5."
The Red Sox will wear throwback jerseys in honor of that season, while all fans will have the opportunity to take home a commemorative Fisk bobblehead.
Alec Shirkey is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.