Twenty Years Ago

October 25, 1986 was a day that few baseball fans can forget, especially if you were a Boston Red Sox fan. The scene was set, The National League Champion New York Mets who had won 108 games that season were facing the American League Champion Boston Red Sox. The Red Sox of course were in the midst of a 68 year drought last winning the World Series in 1918; the year before they sold Babe Ruth to the New York Yankees. The Red Sox were leading the series 3 games to 2 and they had their ace Roger Clemens on the mound to face the Mets Bobby Ojeda who himself had previously played for the Boston Red Sox. Clemens would after the series be awarded the American League Cy Young award as the most dominating pitcher for 1986. Needless to say, the Red Sox were heavily favored in this game. In the crisp air of Shea Stadium in New York the teams were prepared for an epic game that will be remembered for as long as there will be baseball.

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