Johnny Bench Home Run Collection - 1975 World Series - Game 3 - The Armbrister Game
Winning Bid: $325.00
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It was a classic game in a classic World Series. The contest that will forever be remembered as "The Armbrister Game" was a back and forth affair that took 10 innings and a controversial, rally-extending bunt attempt by Ed Armbrister in that final inning to decide. In a game won by the Reds, 6-5, Johnny Bench's fourth inning, two-run home run was critical to the outcome. The Reds were trailing, 1-0, in the game, the first of three straight played at Riverfront Stadium. Rick Wise was on the mound for the Red Sox and after setting the first two batters of the inning down on fly ball outs, Wise walked Tony Perez. Bench lofted Wise's third pitch of the at-bat over the fence for a go-ahead home run. The Reds extended the lead to 5-1 in the fifth inning but the Red Sox began chipping away at the advantage in the sixth inning and Dwight Evans tied the game at 5-5 with a two-run home run in the ninth. Cesar Geronimo led off the bottom of the 10th inning with a single. The next batter, Ed Armbrister, collided with Red Sox catcher Carlton Fisk on a bunt attempt. Geronimo was breaking for second on the play and Fisk's throw sailed into center field, allowing Geronimo to get to third base. An intense argument ensued with the Red Sox claiming that Armbrister had interfered with Fisk, forcing the throwing error. Home plate umpire Larry Barnett, correctly interpreting the rule regarding contact between a catcher and batter on a ball hit near the plate, did not call interference on the play. Joe Morgan singled to drive Geronimo home with the winning run that gave the Reds a two games to one lead in the Series. The Armbrister play remains one of the most famous in World Series history and Bench's home run played an essential part in setting the stage for it.
Now, the Reds Hall of Fame's Johnny Bench Home Run Collection gives you the opportunity to own a one-of-a-kind commemorative of this historic home run. Bench has signed and numbered 389 baseballs representing each of his career regular season home runs. In addition, Bench has signed and inscribed baseballs representing each of his postseason and All-Star game home runs. Each Official Major League baseball in the collection features the exclusive Reds Hall of Fame Johnny Bench Collection logo and is housed in a deluxe frame that includes an elegantly designed photograph that identifies the home run. By purchasing a home run from the Collection, you become the owner of that home run in perpetuity. A personalized Certificate of Ownership accompanies each home run and the designated name of the owner of the home run is listed on the Museum's online Johnny Bench Home Run Collection database.
Don't miss this chance to have your name forever associated with one of the indelible moments in the career of Baseball's Greatest Catcher. Place your bid today!
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Driven by a mission to celebrate greatness, preserve history, and provide inspiration, the Reds Hall of Fame and Museum is the place where the story of Reds baseball comes alive each day. Established in 1958, the Hall of Fame has grown into a 15,000 square foot interactive, educational, and entertaining museum that showcases some of the rarest and most important artifacts in Reds history, dating back to 1869. Located on Joe Nuxhall Way at Great American Ball Park, home of the Reds, the museum is open year round and has become a destination location for Reds and baseball fans everywhere.
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