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Carlton Fisk, Luis Tiant to throw out the first pitch for Game 6

Carlton Fisk

Former Boston Red Sox catcher Carlton Fisk waves to cheering fans at Fenway Park in Boston, Friday, April 20, 2012, during a celebration of the 100th anniversary of the first regular-season game at Fenway Park prior to a baseball game against the New York Yankees. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

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BOSTON -- The last time there was a World Series Game 6 at Fenway Park, this happened:

Fisk Homer

That man is back again. As is Luis Tiant, who went 2-0 in the 1975 World Series. Tonight they will throw out ceremonial first pitches. Very cool. And, for Boston fans anyway, maybe a Game 6 good luck charm. The less we talk about Game 7 of 1975 the better they’ll like it.

In news of somewhat less-historic stature: Quincy, Massachusetts’ own Dropkick Murphys will perform the National Anthem. They will also play “I’m Shipping Up To Boston” as part of the pre-game ceremonies. I’ve found people’s mileage varies wildly on the merits of the Murphys, but you can’t say they aren’t a part of recent Boston Red Sox lore.

Still: the Pixies are from Boston too. Just sayin’.