Sunday, October 22, 2000
1975 World Series: Game 1
'El Tiante' shut out Reds on only 5 hits
By John Erardi
The Cincinnati Enquirer
On the 25th anniversary of the "Greatest World Series Ever,' The Enquirer is running a series of stories about each game.
Boston, Oct. 10, 1975 El Tiante Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Luis Tiant was the star of Game 1, shutting out the Reds, 6-0. It was the first complete game pitched in a World Series in four years.
Portending another Cuban pitcher 25 years later Orlando El Duque Hernandez of the New York Yankees there was some mystery about Tiant's age. He said he was 34 years old, but the pundits suspected he was at least two or three years older. And his thick, dark moustache made him look even older than that.
But to the Reds, the only mystery was why they couldn't score. They hit quite a few pitches hard, but right at the Boston fielders. The Reds managed only five hits.
His best ball was the at 'em ball, said Pete Rose, the Reds' defiant leadoff hitter.
Joe Morgan was more generous: Tiant put nine zeroes up on the scoreboard. That's what he was supposed to do ... It doesn't matter whether he had good stuff or not.
Reds starter Don Gullett, who gave up four runs on 10 hits in six innings, took the loss.
Tiant started (and ended) the Red Sox sixth-inning rally that produced all six of their runs. He singled the first time up, and eight batters later, fouled out.
1975 World Series: Game 1|
Jackson's experience gives Bengals hope
No quick fix for Bengals offense
Advertisers wanted performance clause from Bengals
Who's got the edge?
Bengals-Broncos by the numbers
Players to watch
Yankees win opener, 4-3
SULLIVAN: Vizcaino joins Yankee lore
What will Clemens do with Piazza?
World Series Notebook
Suit claims boys', girls' sports not equal in Boone County
What case law is there?
Athletics under federal scrutiny
Locals win 3 state titles
Badin's Wiegands win state doubles
Falk chalks up third state title
Lakota West rallies for state golf title
St. X boys, Colerain girls run to titles
Boys cross country results
Girls cross country results
St. X edges Moeller in sectrional soccer
Soccer tournament highlights
Boys soccer schedule
Girls soccer schedule
N.Ky. high school highlights
Complete prep football coverage at Enquirer.com/prepfootball
Some playoff spots will go down to final weekend
Warren Harding 24, Elder 19
Week 9 Notebook
Lakota West 41, Lakota East 14
Auto Racing Insider
Cyclones 2, Milwaukee 1
Mighty Ducks 2, Norfolk 1
Former UC, XU stars return for exhibition
Georgia 34, Kentucky 30
Gottfried has risen to ESPN's top
Five Questions with Mike Gottfried
Hanover 55, Mount St. Joseph 12
Ohio State 38, Iowa 10
DAUGHERTY: 20 questions with Huggins
Huggins stays patient with inexperienced team
Prosser, Gaudio join forces again
Return to Reds front page...