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TSG Presents: Great World Series Moments!

Posted by on Tue, November 3rd, 2009 at 2:50 pm

Even though it’s a travel day for the Yankees and the Phillies, TSG will be presenting another classic World Series moment. Today’s World Series moment is from one of the best games ever played in the World Series between the Cincinnati Reds, or “The Big Red Machine” and the Yankees’ arch rival, the Boston Red Sox. This was Game 6 of the 1975 World Series.

Cincinnati led the series 3 games to 2 after winning Game 5. This means, if Boston lost, The Reds would win the World Series. Boston scored first when Fred Lynn hit a 3-run homer off Reds starter Gary Nolan. The Reds would come back to tie it at 3 in the 5th and then would add 2 more runs in the 7th.

The Reds led the Red Sox 5-3 until the 8th inning when Cincinnati put a run up in the top of the inning to extend their lead to three only to have Boston come back in the bottom of the inning and score 3 runs of their own from one swing of the bat from Bernie Carbo to tie the game at 6.

The game would stay this way until the 12th inning. A prolonged stalemate of good pitching and close calls. The Red Sox would load the bases in the bottom of the ninth only to be held at bay. In the 11th, Ken Griffey Sr. was on first base with Joe Morgan at bat for the Reds. Morgan hit a shot that looked sure to be a homerun. Boston right fielder, Dwight Evans made a remarkable catch robbing Morgan of the homerun and doubling Griffey off of 1st staving off another attack.

The Reds would come back in the top of the 12th but Red Sox reliever, Rick Wise pitched around the threat and kept the game tied. This set the stage.

Reds reliever, Pat Darcy was facing Red Sox Catcher, Carlton Fisk, the best offensive catcher in baseball history before a fella named Mike Piazza would come around. In the bottom of the 12th inning in Game 6 of the World Series, Fisk took Darcy’s second pitch down the left field line. In a now famous highlight, Fisk jumps up and down whilst simultaneously waving his arms to the right trying to will the ball fair. The ball would hit the foul pole (which means it’s fair) above the famous Green Monster and the Red Sox won the game in dramatic fashion. Fisk had to fight his way through adoring and elated fans to round the bases and get back to home plate and his team.

Players from both sides to this day all note that this was the game they enjoyed and felt honored to be a part of more than any other in their careers. Unfortunately for the Red Sox, the Reds would win the series in the 7th game by putting up the winning run in the top of the 9th.

But, Game 6 of the 1975 World Series still goes down as one of the most memorable games and moments in World Series history.


Hey, Where’d You Get That Hat??

Posted by on Tue, November 3rd, 2009 at 12:31 pm
Swagbucks of course! It says it right there on the front of the hat. Swagbucks has hats for devoted Swaggernauts everywhere! These adjustable Castro hats are a fashionable way to share your Swagbucks love with the world all the while looking great! You can find these in the Swagbucks Gear section of Apparel & Accessories ... Read More »

Twitter Tuesday Phrase That Pays – 11/3

Posted by on Tue, November 3rd, 2009 at 10:09 am
Tuesday is here and that means it’s your next shot at 50 Swag Bucks! Every Tuesday, TSG gives you a Phrase That Pays to be tweeted on Twitter. The Twitter Tuesday Phrase That Pays is exactly that if TSG picks your tweet. Today’s Phrase That Pays comes from Swagbucks user Michael G. from a comment ... Read More »

Swag Bucks Fun Facts: Swag Codes

Posted by on Tue, November 3rd, 2009 at 8:00 am
It’s been over a year and a half since we introduced Swag Codes. Yes, Swag Bucks used to be earned ONLY by searching! Crazy, I know. Since then, we’ve had almost 1.5 million Swag Codes snagged. These are across all of Swagbucks‘ network of partner sites which includes Swagbucks itself. We introduced Swag Codes as ... Read More »

1,000 Swagstakes Winner – 11/2

Posted by on Mon, November 2nd, 2009 at 6:10 pm
Probably one of my, if not my favorite Swagstakes. I get to give away 1,000 Swag Bucks to one very, very lucky Swaggernaut. This Swagstakes is only done once a month and carries the highest risk but also the highest reward of any other Swagstakes. Without any further stalling, fanfare or to-do, here’s this month’s ... Read More »

Wallpaper Challenge Winners!

Posted by on Mon, November 2nd, 2009 at 4:56 pm
Another big thanks to all the Swaggers out there who participated in this contest. Either by voting, redeeming or submitting a wallpaper yourself. Now is the moment you’ve all been waiting for…the winners. First, from the You Pick ‘Em category where we polled you on your favorite wallpaper, user gumdealer328 won 100 Swag Bucks with ... Read More »

Music Monday: New Partner, Owl City!

Posted by on Mon, November 2nd, 2009 at 2:18 pm
Swagbucks has a new partner for you all to check out! If you’re fans of The Postal Service, Death Cab for Cutie or Imogen Heap, this is definitely a band worth checking out. Actually, it’s all one dude! Adam Young started Owl City in 2007 from his parent’s Minnesota home. Since then, the act has ... Read More »

Poll Round Up 11/2

Posted by on Mon, November 2nd, 2009 at 1:00 pm
It’s the Monday after Halloween, which could only mean 1 thing. Polls. We’ve got brand new, updated polls waiting for your mouse clicks, aka votes. Find them over at the Polls page on Swagbucks. That said, here are last week’s poll results: These polls were submitted by users just like you! So if you want ... Read More »

100 Swagstakes Winner – 11/1

Posted by on Sun, November 1st, 2009 at 4:52 pm
First and foremost, I hope Swag Nation had a delightful Halloween. Now allow me to give one Swaggernaut some Swaggage. Every Sunday TSG gives one lucky Swaggernaut 100 Swag Bucks. Today, that Swagger is Sophia N. of Plantation, FL. Congratulations, Sophia! Enjoy your new Swaggage and I hope I started off your November right. Take ... Read More »

Wallpaper Challenge

Posted by on Sun, November 1st, 2009 at 10:04 am
I just wanted to say thanks to everyone who submitted, voted on and redeemed wallpapers in our mission to find great Swagbucks Wallpapers. The contest is now closed and I’ll announce the winners on this blog tomorrow. In the meantime, stick around for the winner of the 100 Swagstakes! In addition to the winners of ... Read More »