The last time the Cincinnati Reds won at Fenway Park before Tuesday

A piece of history was made at Fenway Park in Boston on Tuesday as the Cincinnati Reds beat the Boston Red Sox. Why is that historical? It is the first time the Reds have beat the Red Sox at Fenway in the regular season.

But it wasn’t the only time that the Reds won a game at Fenway. The last time they won a game at Fenway Park was on October 22, 1975. That was Game 7 of the 1975 World Series, which is one of the best World Series of all time.

The Cincinnati Reds won their first game at Fenway Park against the Boston Red Sox since Game 7 of the 1975 World Series

The 1975 World Series between the Cincinnati Reds and Boston Red Sox is memorable in a few different ways. The series featured controversy in Game 3 at Cincinnati’s Riverfront Stadium, five one-run games, two extra-inning games, many days of postponements due to rain, and most notably, Carlton Fisk’s walkoff home run in the 12th inning of Game 6 at Fenway Park.

After the Reds won Game 7 by the score of 4-3, the Reds won the World Series again in 1976, dispatching the New York Yankees in a sweep.

However, since the Reds and Red Sox have not met again in the World Series and interleague play didn’t start until 1997, the Reds did not play at Fenway Park again until 2005.

Here are the starting lineups for that first game in 2005.

The Reds were swept in that three-game series and swept in a two-game series in 2014. This current visit to Fenway is their first visit since 2014.

For comparison to the 2005 lineups, here are the starting lineups for each team in Game 7 from 1975 (note: neither team played with the DH as the DH was not used in the World Series. The DH was only in its third season).

A total of five Hall of Famers in the 1975 lineup and a few others have very good cases, including Pete Rose, Dwight Evans, and Fred Lynn. Despite the Reds not being a good team in 2005, the two lineups combine to have two Hall of Famers in it and a third (Manny Ramírez) still on the ballot.