There hasn’t been such a party in New England for a century.
As The Huffington Post reports, Shane Victorino “returned from a stiff back and got Boston rolling with a three-run double off the Green Monster against rookie sensation Michael Wacha.”
John Lackey appeared to be the first pitcher who started the game and won a Series clincher for two different teams, allowing one run over 6 2-3 innings 11 years after his Game 7 victory as an Angels rookie in 2002.
“For the first time since Babe Ruth’s team back in 1918, Boston won the title at Fenway Park. The 101-year-old ballpark, oldest in the majors, was packed with 38,447 singing, shouting fans anticipating a celebration 95 years in the making,” the publication reminds.
Last week, obstruction in the bottom of the ninth inning let Allen Craig score the winning run for Cardinals.
In the extremely breathtaking final, the rare ruling against third baseman Will Middlebrooks allowed Allen Craig to score with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning.
‚ÄúI‚Äôm in shock right now,‚ÄĚ St. Louis catcher Yadier Molina said after the intense game. Which is more, it seems like everybody at Busch Stadium felt the same after the mad-cap play.
‚ÄúTough way to have a game end, particularly of this significance,‚ÄĚ Red Sox manager John Farrell said at the time.
However, things changed after the final victory of Red Sox.
“I knew this was going to be a special year,” said Boston slugger David Ortiz, the outstanding player of the best-of-seven series. “When we started rolling, nobody ever stopped the train.”
‚ÄúWinning this World Series is special,‚ÄĚ Ortiz added. ‚ÄúI think it might be the most special out of all the World Series that I have been a part of.‚ÄĚ
‚ÄúI‚Äôve been around superstars in this game,‚ÄĚ Red Sox catcher David Ross said. ‚ÄúI‚Äôve never been around a superstar who cares more about winning than he does. If he goes 0 for 4 and we win, he‚Äôs happy. That says a lot about his character.‚ÄĚ
Wacha, a 22-year-old rookie,who didn’t take part in the playoffs and was not even allowed a hit with runners in scoring position. But he still had six runs in only three and two-thirds innings Wednesday as the Red Sox finally found a way to hit against him.
‚ÄúIt‚Äôs very disappointing,‚ÄĚ Wacha said. ‚ÄúEveryone on this club wants that ring. I didn‚Äôt want to win it for myself. I wanted to win it for these guys in this clubhouse. They‚Äôve been working their tails off all year. Whenever I have a poor outing like that, it hurts me even worse. I feel like I just let the team down. It‚Äôs not a very good feeling, that‚Äôs for sure.‚ÄĚ
Meanwhile, the team rushed to celebrate their win, with commetators saying: ‚ÄúThis is so incredible. All year, this team has done a great job of thinking about today and not worrying about yesterday or tomorrow or next year. It brought us to this point. And as soon as spring training starts, we‚Äôre going to turn the page on this one and try to win the World Series again.‚ÄĚ