March 29, 1978

Citing his limited ability to play any position other than second base, the Red Sox released Denny Doyle, a member of the 1975 American League champion club.

Having traded for Jerry Remy over the winter, Boston no longer Doyle’s services as a second baseman.

Doyle’s most memorably feat in baseball: Assuring that Game 6 of the 1975 World Series would go into extra innings, thus setting the stage for Carlton Fisk’s 12th inning homer off the left-field foul pole.

Doyle was on third base in the bottom of the ninth with the bases loaded and nobody out, the score resting at 6-6. Fred Lynn sliced a pop fly down the left field line, which Reds center fielder George Foster hauled in well shy of the The Wall, or even the warning track. Third-base coach Don Zimmer screamed “No, no, no” as Doyle tagged up.

Doyle thought Zimmer was screaming, “Go, go, go.”

Foster could have rolled the ball to Johnny Bench to complete the double play.

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