Hall of Famer Carlton Fisk Featured in Nov. 7 Voices of the Game event as Museum Unveils Whole New Ballgame Exhibit
The moment is one of baseball’s finest, when the magic of the game captured the nation’s attention on one night at Fenway Park.
In many ways, Carlton Fisk’s 12th-inning home run in Game 6 of the 1975 World Series ushered in baseball’s current golden age. So it’s fitting that Fisk will return to Cooperstown on Nov. 7 to share that story – along with others from his legendary career – as the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum unveils its Whole New Ballgame exhibit.
Fisk will be featured in a Voices of the Game program at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 7 in the Museum’s Grandstand Theater. That same day, Whole New Ballgame – which chronicles the changing nature of baseball from the 1970s to the present by examining the game and its culture as a whole – will be opened to the public.
The exhibit, located in the Janetschek Gallery on the Museum’s second floor and made possible by a donation from Bill Janetschek, Jr. to honor his late father, will feature more than 300 artifacts and Library items while exploring iconic moments, game-altering rules changes and labor challenges that redefined the fiscal boundaries of the sport.
The story of Fisk’s home run will be told through the bat itself, a Rick Burleson model on display in the exhibit. The image of Fisk waving the ball fair as it bounced off the Fenway Park foul pole quickly evolved into an instant television classic and propelled the following night’s Game 7 to record TV ratings, reviving America’s love for the game.
Tickets for the Nov. 7 Voices of the Game event are $10 for adults, $5 for children 12-and-under and are available exclusively to participants in the Museum’s Membership Program by calling 607-547-0397 weekdays starting Monday, Oct. 19 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.
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