Number 24 by Armand LaMontagne
Featuring Dwight Evans
Limited Edition - All Prints
Autographed by Dwight Evans and artist Armand LaMontange.
Limited Edition, signed
by Artist Armand LaMontagne
Autograped by Dwight Evans!
*Quantities Very Limited
Dewey may not be considered a "Legend of The Game" outside of
New England - but just ask any true fan from Dorchester to
Hartford about “Game Six”.
1975 World Series.
Game Six. Bottom of the 11th inning. Evans
made a spectacular one handed leaping grab - then rifled the
ball to first to double up Ken Griffey and end the inning.
This play set the stage for Carlton Fisk’s dramatic 12th
inning home run to win the game and keep the series hopes of
the Red Sox Nation alive.
Over his 19 year career patrolling Fenway's right field,
Dewey played more games in a Red Sox uniform than any player in
history, except one - Carl Yastrzemski. In “Number 24”, artist
Armand LaMontagne perfectly captures the calm
grace of Dwight Evans as he prepared to take the field.
A consistent theme in LaMontagne’s artwork is the presence of
wood in almost everything he does. In “Number 24”,
LaMontagne adds rich detail in his creation of Dewey’s locker at
Fenway Park. This Limited Edition Lithograph is hand
signed by both
Dwight Evans and artist Armand LaMontange. Like
all work from American Sports Art, “Number 24” is available dry
mounted and double matted using museum quality processes and
Print Size: 18" x 24"
Frame Size: 26" x 32" (Approximate)
Complete Game 6 recap (1975 World Series)
A drenching New England rain
caused a 72-hour postponement to game 6. A delay that proved
frustrating for Manager Sparky Anderson's Big Red Machine.
Coming off a 20-game romp in the National League West race and a
sweep of the Pittsburgh Pirates in the Championship Series, the
Reds were primed to wrap up their first Series crown in 35
years. Anderson's team had lost Game 1 of this fall classic to
Boston standout Luis Tiant, 6-0, but proceeded to win three of
the next four contests and held a three games-to-two edge.
The Red Sox, who had ended Oakland's three-year reign as
major-league baseball's kingpin by sweeping the A's in the
American League Championship Series, were eager to send Tiant to
the mound for the third time in this Series as they eyeballed a
chance to square the Series. Besides firing a five-hit shutout
in the opening game, Tiant had gone the distance in a 5-4 Game 4
Game 6 was well worth the wait, not only for one of the
participating clubs, but for all of baseball. It may have been
the finest World Series game ever.
Boston bolted to a 3-0 lead in the first inning when Fred
Lynn homered into the bleachers in right-center following
two-out singles by Carl Yastrzemski and Carlton Fisk. Lynn and
fellow Red Sox rookie outfielder Jim Rice had enjoyed
sensational seasons in 1975, Lynn batting .331 with 21 home runs
and 105 runs batted in and Rice hitting .309 with 22 homers and
102 RBIs before suffering a season-ending arm injury in
Tiant protected the three-run edge through four innings, but
Ken Griffey's two-run triple and Johnny Bench's run-scoring
single knotted the score in the fifth. Cincinnati's George
Foster then crashed a two-run double off the center-field wall
in the seventh, and Cesar Geronimo drove Tiant from the mound
when he cracked a leadoff homer in the eighth. At this juncture
— the Reds were on top, 6-3, and needed only six more outs to
clinch the Series title — the game had been well played but
unspectacular. The spectacular, though, was just around the
Pedro Borbon, Cincinnati's fifth pitcher of the night, began
his third inning of work by yielding a single to Lynn and a walk
to Rico Petrocelli in the last of the eighth. With the potential
tying run approaching the plate in the person of Dwight Evans,
the Reds' Anderson summoned relief ace Rawly Eastwick. Eastwick
seemed up to the challenge, striking out Evans and getting Rick
Burleson on a liner to short left. Up next would be reserve
outfielder Bernie Carbo, pinch-hitting for reliever Roger Moret.
Carbo, who had walloped a pinch homer in Game 3, sent a
charge into the Fenway Park throng by drilling an Eastwick pitch
into the center-field bleachers. The blow drew Boston even at
6-6 and made Carbo only the second man in Series history to belt
two pinch homers in one fall classic (Chuck Essegian of the Los
Angeles Dodgers accomplished the feat in 1959).
After Dick Drago retired the Reds in order in the top of the
ninth, the Red Sox went to work against Eastwick in the bottom
of the frame. Denny Doyle coaxed an inning-opening walk and
Yastrzemski followed with a single that sent Doyle scampering to
third and Eastwick heading to the showers. Will McEnaney then
issued an intentional walk to Fisk, loading the bases with no
It took some doing, but the Reds dodged this bullet. Lynn
lofted a foul fly to short left, where Foster made the catch.
Red Sox second baseman Doyle, exhibiting considerable daring but
perhaps questionable judgment, tried to score on the play and
was thrown out, Foster to Bench. Petrocelli then grounded out.
The Red Sox had blown a golden opportunity, the kind of
misdeed that often proves haunting. And so it seemed in the 11th
when, with Griffey on base and one out, Joe Morgan smashed a
drive toward the right-field seats. Evans, a 23-year-old
outfielder in his third full season with the Red Sox, raced to
the front of the stands and made a leaping, one-handed catch.
Griffey, well past second base, was doubled up at first.
Reds righthander Pat Darcy then retired Boston in order for
the second consecutive inning, sending the game into the 12th.
Rick Wise, the Red Sox's top winner in '75 with 19 victories,
came on to pitch and quickly found himself in a two-on, one-out
situation, but Wise got Dave Concepcion on a fly ball and
Geronimo on a strikeout.
Darcy, Cincinnati's Series record-tying eighth pitcher of the
game, went head-to-head against Fisk to begin the bottom of the
12th. While the Reds had dodged a bullet in the ninth, they
couldn't dodge a cannon blast here. Fisk blasted a high drive to
left field. The only question was: fair or foul? Fisk, applying
some body English as he left the batter's box, jumped in ecstasy
as the ball ricocheted off the foul pole. Home run! Boston 7,
Players and fans alike were wrung out. There clearly was no
way that Game 7 — despite being the decisive contest — could
match what had unfolded in Game 6.