This is Dean T. Hartwell's final say on what happened to the alleged passengers and planes of 9/11. He also talks about the value of truth seeking to our society.
He talks about events in recent history. The JFK assassination, the Viet Nam War, Sept 11, etc. Our leaders and the media frequently lie to us about these kinds of
Lies are nothing new. Most people have been lied to most of their lives. (Santa Claus - a man in a red suit flown by reindeer delivering gifts to millions of kids on one night!). No big deal.
What this book does is to tell the reader why our leaders lie. And how they benefit from it.
This book won’t change the world. That’s OK. The world isn’t going to change because someone says someone is lying! But maybe some people will.
When truth does not come from authority, we must seek authority from truth.
We may not completely understand what our government does or why they do it at all times, but we should know one truth about it. A government fears only the revolution.
This fact should not surprise anyone. Those who run the government and those who benefit from it would lose everything they have staked in it. These are the same people empowered to put down a revolution.
Two thousand years ago, the Roman Empire feared a revolt from the Jews who believed the empire had taken over land that belonged to them and forced them to pay tribute to the Caesar. The Jews did revolt on several occasions and though the Romans put each of them down, the costs of human lives and resources
So what did the Romans do?
According to Joseph Atwill, author of Caesar’s Messiah: The Roman Conspiracy to Invent Jesus, they set aside the use of force and used a different tactic to solve this problem. Specifically, they invented a brand-new religion that convinced Jews to adopt a pacifistic attitude towards the Roman authority. Instead of promoting war and dissent, the new religion told its adherents to “turn the other cheek.” and
to “render unto Caesar what is his.”
The new religion became the official religion of the Roman Empire and spread throughout the world. Billions of people practice it now. Of course, this religion is
Followers believe the New Testament’s account of a man who claims to be a deity and who proves this claim by first dying of a crucifixion and then coming back to life. Atwill points out that all evidence of this story comes from a single source, Josephus, who wrote forty years after the events described allegedly took place.
The point of the fiction is its message of peace and uncritical acceptance of authority. It still works today in the United States.
Republicans and Democrats for the most part respect authority even when the other party holds it. Fringe groups like the Tea Party only encourage respect for authority which agrees to Tea Party principles. All of these political groups are prepared to ignore the truth about authority (i.e. the legitimacy of a government) because they are too concerned about being obedient.
When the public hears names like “Lee Harvey Oswald” or “Bin Laden” broadcast (by an obedient media) as criminals, most obey the order to believe what they hear. This docility works to help our government promote official stories which are used as justification to start wars in our name.
These lies should not cause us to become pacifists. These lies should cause us to look for truth from different sources than government or religious sources. Are you willing to take that leap of logic?
Collage of Los Angeles Dodgers who starred In the 1977 National League Championship Series
The Los Angeles Dodgers were down to their last out
On the road
The best of five series was tied one game each
The Phillies led 5-3
Relief ace Gene Garber was pitching
The Dodgers sent Vic Davalillo to pinch hit
As Garber threw the ball, Davalillo prepared to catch it with his bat
The ball bounced between first and second base
By the time a surprised Ted Sizemore got to it, Davalillo was already at first
Manny Mota went to bat as a pinch hitter
Garber had two strikes on him
Then Mota golfed a low pitch deep to left
Greg Luzinski went back and got a glove on the ball
But could not catch it
Then his throw to Sizemore went astray
By the time the play ended, Davalillo had scored and Mota was on third
Davey Lopes slammed a chopper to third base
The ball bounced off Schmidt’s glove to shortstop Larry Bowa
Who in one motion caught the ball and whirled it to first
The umpire called Lopes safe
Some Phillies fans are still upset about this call and call this game “Black Friday”
But after watching the game on DVD, I am not convinced it was a bad call.
Earlier in the game there were worse calls than this one against both teams.
Anyway, the game went on.
Garber tried to pick Lopes off, but he threw it away and Lopes got to second.
Bill Russell then lined a single up the middle to bring home Lopes.
The Dodgers got the Phillies out without any runs in the bottom of the ninth.
Final score: Dodgers 6, Phillies 5.
The Dodgers beat the Phillies again the next day and went on to the World Series.
Graig Nettles played with a Golden Glove in the World Series!
1978 World Series Game 3.
The Los Angeles Dodgers are up two games to none over the New York Yankees.
Top of the fifth inning. Yankees lead 2-1. Dodgers at bat.
Two outs. Steve Yeager on second. Davey Lopes on first.
Reggie Smith smashes a ground ball down the third base line.
It looks like it is headed for the left field corner. Yeager should score and the speedy Lopes should score as well…
Third baseman Graig Nettles gets his glove on the ball to stop it. It is too late to get a force out or to get Smith at first so the bases are loaded for Steve Garvey.
Garvey slams the ball down the third base line on a hop.
Nettles manages to back hand the ball and then whirls to fire it to Brian Doyle
to force Smith at second.
By this point, the game could easily be 4-2 for the Dodgers. In fact, in reviewing the statistics of this game, it is hard to believe the Yankees would go on to win by a score of 5-1.
Yankee pitcher Ron Guidry, who averaged a little more than two walks per nine innings that season, gave up seven in this one. He also gave up eight hits.
In the next inning, the Dodgers got two of those hits and one of those walks to load the bases with two outs.
Lopes smashes the ball down the third base line. It could have been good for as many as three runs…
But Nettles again makes a sensational play to stop the ball. Then he throws to Doyle for another force play to end the inning.
With these three plays, Nettles saved as many as six runs. The game doesn’t always end up the way it should or the way it could. That is why we watch.
Los Angeles Dodger Manager Tommy Lasorda watches the 1977 World Series against the New York Yankees
As an avid fan of Los Angeles Dodgers baseball in the 1970s, I enjoyed watching a DVD of the first game of the 1977 World Series. The Dodgers took on the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium.
The game resembled a boxing match between two evenly matched fighters. The Dodgers punched, then the Yankees punched back. They traded blows until they wore each other out.
There’s no tying in baseball. Or at least not that often.
The Yankees finally prevail in the bottom of the twelfth. But it was not the end of the game that makes this contest memorable.
In the top of the first, Bill Russell hits a triple to deep left-center to drive in a run and comes home on a fly ball hit by Ron Cey. In the Yankee half, Chris Chambliss drives home a run with a single.
Then the game turns into a pitcher’s duel between Don Gullett of the Yankees and Don Sutton of the Dodgers. Gullett was starting the first game of the World Series for the third year in a row! Neither he nor Sutton seems perturbed by the early runs.
With two outs in the top of the sixth, Steve Garvey takes off from first as Glenn Burke hits a ground ball between first and second base. The ball trickles so slowly to the outfield that when center fielder Mickey Rivers picks up the ball, he realizes the play will be not at third base, but home plate! His throw goes to Thurman Munson, who catches it and then reaches out to tag Garvey.
Garvey jumps up and protests the call. Dodger manager Tommy Lasorda joins the argument. Replays appear to show Garvey’s foot touching the plate before Munson’s tag. Here is a picture of the play at the plate in the following day’s Telegraph.
But the call, right or wrong, prevails.
Yankee second baseman Willie Randolph opens the bottom of the sixth with a home run down the left field line to tie the score at two. In the eighth, Randolph walks and scored on a double by Munson.
This gives the Dodgers one last inning to produce at least a run to keep the game going. Dusty Baker leads off with a single.
Then came the kind of play that makes the game unpredictable and worth watching.
Pinch hitter Manny Mota fakes a bunt and then swings and misses at the pitch from Gullett. Baker, apparently on a hit and run, is on his way to second when he finds himself staring at a Yankee with the ball in front of him. Baker doubles back as the ball is thrown to first baseman Chambliss.
Ordinarily, the first baseman then tags the runner out. But Baker dives away from Chambliss AND the base! A confused Chambliss hesitates for a split second while Baker lunges again, this time for the base.
Baker’s play helped the Dodgers to tie the game. After Mota flies out, Steve Yeager walks. Then pinch hitter Lee Lacy singles to left to bring Baker home.
Watching this game again reminds me how much this rivalry and the three World Series that these two teams played in during my youth helped me to appreciate baseball.
In a previous article
, I speculated what may have happened to an alleged passenger of American Flight 11 on the day of September 11, 2001. Now I have
identified all of the passengers and crew on American 11 and United 175 whose names were found on the SSDI (Social Security Death Index) for American 11 and I paint a more complete picture of my
Thank you to the Web Fairy and Vince Sammartino for their hard work on this subject.
CREWSara Low, 28 27 Oct 1972 -- 11 Sep 2001 Madeline Sweeney, 35 MADELINE A SWEENEY17 Dec 1916 -- 09 Dec
2001 (MARY F SWEENEY 01 Jan 1929-11 Sep
PASSENGERS Jeffrey Coombs, 42 18 Sep 1958 -- 11 Sep
2001 Tara Creamer, 30 30 Nov 1970 -- 11
Sep Thelma Cuccinello, 71 THELMA R CUCCINELLO 01 Feb 1930 -- 11 Sep
2001 Brian Dale, 43 BRIAN P DALE 23 Oct 1957 -- 11 Sep
2001 Alex Filipov, 70 ALEXANDER M FILIPOV 11 Apr 1931 -- 11 Sep
2001 Carol Flyzik, 40 CAROL A FLYZIK 13 Mar 1961 -- 11 Sep
2001 Paul Friedman, 45 PAUL J FRIEDMAN 13 Aug 1956 -- 11 Sep
2001 Karleton D.B. Fyfe, 31 KARLETON D FYFE 10 Feb 1970 -- 11 Sep
2001 Linda George, 27 LINDA M GEORGE 11 Jun 1974 -- 11 Sep
2001 Peter Hashem, 40, PETER P HASHEM 20 Mar 1961 -- 11 Sep
2001 Robert Hayes, 37 ROBERT E HAYES 09 Sep 1930 -- 11 Sep
2001 Ted Hennessy, 35 EDWARD R HENNESSY 01 Mar 1966 -- 11 Sep
2001 Barbara Keating, 72 BARBARA A KEATING 23 Dec 1928 -- 11 Sep 2001
(PAUL H KEATING 04 Sep 1963 -- 11 Sep
2001) Carlos Montoya CARLOS M MONTOYA 01 Mar 1965 -- 11 Sep
2001 Laura Lee Morabito, 34 LAURA L MORABITO 04 Oct 1966 -- 11 Sep
2001 Mildred Naiman MILDRED NAIMAN 24 Mar 1920 -- 11 Sep
2001 Laurie Neira LAURIE NEIRA 08 Dec 1952 -- 11 Sep
2001 Robert Norton, 82 ROBERT G NORTON 11 May 1916 -- 11 Sep
2001 Thomas Pecorelli, 31 THOMAS PECORELLI 08 Oct 1970 -- 11 Sep
2001 Richard Ross, 58 RICHARD ROSS 29 Apr 1943 -- 11 Sep
2001 James Trentini, 65 JAMES A TRENTINI 24 May 1936 -- 11 Sep
2001 Mary Trentini, 67 MARY B TRENTINI 11 Feb 1934 -- 11 Sep
2001 Mary Wahlstrom, 75, MARY A WAHLSTROM 19 Apr 1923 -- 11 Sep
Waldie, 46 KENNETH E WALDIE 13 May 1955 -- 11 Sep 2001
Sources: http://www.cnn.com/SPECIALS/2001/trade.center/victims/AA11.victims.html http://thewebfairy.com/911/boeing/ssdi-11.htm
I will assume for the sake of argument that these 25 were real people whose families reported their deaths to the proper authorities on or around September 11, 2011. The others will be assumed to be fake identities or the identities of people who really died prior to that day.
Now we have 25 people who may well have gone to Boston Logan Airport on September 11. As was
mentioned in the previous article, Flight 11 never took off and was not even scheduled.
Let’s place the 25 at Logan Airport and assume they (a) get word at the airport that Flight 11 is not available and that they should exchange their tickets for American 11 for United 175 or (b) they know all along to go to United 175.
Either way, they get to Gate 19, the gate for United 175. Their presence does not likely cause
any attention because they probably appear to anyone watching as passengers arriving for the flight they wanted. They then board the plane.
Their takeoff is approximately 8:23 AM (some sources say 8:14 AM, but evidence suggests a similar plane took off at that time, perhaps as a decoy for United 175).
Who else was on this plane?
Various media sources have indicated that 65 people, including crew, were on United 175.
In terms of the SSDI, what do we know about these alleged crew and passengers?
CREW Capt. Victor Saracini, Lower Makefield Twp., PA. YES. ssn
148-40-1155. Michael Horrocks, First Officer. YES.
200-56-3596. Amy N. Jarret, N. Smithfield, RI, flight attendant. YES.
Summary for crew: 9 persons overall, 3 listed in SSDI, 6 not
PASSENGERS Mark Bavis, 31, West Newton, MA YES.
014-66-0115. Lynn Goodchild, 25, Attleboro, MA. YES. 5/27/1976;
028-64-1219. Rev. Francis E. Grogan, 76, Easton, MA. YES. (SSDI suggests last
residence as Bridgeport, CT). Carl Hammond, 37, Boston, MA. YES. 10/4/63. SSN
419-78-1048. Gerald Hardacre. YES. 11/21/1939;
564-56-5300. James E. Hayden, 47, Westford, MA, CFO of Netegrity, Inc. YES.
3/29/1954; 039-36-7272. Herbert Homer, 48, Milford, MA, worked for Raytheon (major
employer in Mass., also a huge military contractor). YES. 2/5/1953;
013-42-8804. Robert LeBlanc, Lee, NH, professor emeritus at U. of NH,
specialist in Canadian studies and Franco-American communities in New England.
YES. 10/28/1930; 002-20-8599 Maclovo "Joe" Lopez, Jr., 41, Norwalk, CA. YES. 4/29/1960;
555-11-6604. Patrick Quigley, 40, Wellesley, MA. Partner at PriceWaterhouse
Cooper. YES. 2/25/1961; 159-44-2169. Kathleen Shearer, Dover, NH YES 3/11/1940;
546-56-0507 Robert Shearer, (CNN says Dover, NH, SSDI says Portsmouth, NH)
YES 3/1/1938; 531-34-6781. Presumably Kathleen Shearer's
husband. Brian Sweeney, 38, Barnstable, MA. YES.
By this count, there are 13 YES, 30 NO and 4 FOREIGN entries of the names shown by CNN for the passengers.
Combined with the 25 “passengers” from Flight 11, we now have 38 people noted in the SSDI as having died on September 11, 2001. I will ignore the number of foreigners and the crew members in this essay as the number 38 is arbitrary.
What we do not know is how many people were actually on United 175, although we do receive a hint of this number later.
The flight allegedly crashes into World Trade Center south tower at 9:03 AM.
ACARS shows the flight to have been flying over Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania at 9:23 AM. It lands in Cleveland at approximately 10:45 AM.
Newspapers report approximately 200 passengers walking from the area where the flight landed toward the NASA building at Cleveland Hopkins Airport not long afterward. But there is no source for this number.
Did the 38 passengers later recorded on the SSDI walk among the group seen?
Probably. They had nowhere else to go. The airport had already been evacuated.
Were there really 200 people on this walk?
Let’s assume there were. That would mean the non-passengers outnumbered the passengers by about a four-to-one ratio. Perhaps the plotters used four agents for every passenger to make sure the passengers went to the NASA building without tipping off their identities.
This group of people went inside the NASA building. No one has reported where, if anywhere, they went after that point.
The next we hear of the 38 is that they are among those listed as having died on either American 11 or United 175. Friends and relatives learn this news on September 12. On September 13, the Boston Globe
publishes a list of American 11 passengers without saying anything about the source.
The 38 were last seen around noon in Cleveland on the 11th. This gives whoever wrote the list that the public would rely upon a whole day to get the names in order for their presentation (the fact that different lists have emerged and that the authenticity of the manifests was STIPULATED to in court but never PROVEN enhances the idea that someone made them up).
Why wouldn’t this “list maker” for the American 11 and United 175 flights be present in the NASA building?
This person could confirm which names were to be used by seeing the passengers and any agents first-hand. There they could make mistakes in spelling because they did not hear something right. They could watch who left.
Better yet, they could control when people would leave.
Word by now was getting out in the news that American 11 and United 175 had crashed into the towers at the World Trade Center. This lie sank into the public’s perception of this event fairly
So the list maker had to make sure that the 38 would forever be associated with the crash site in New York and not associated in any way with Cleveland. And this is the best reason why these 38 were not executed.
Killing people leaves evidence. Their executions would have had to have taken place in Cleveland (no one could fly for a week and transporting them would carry with it the passenger perception of duress, not to mention more opportunities for the public to notice them).
If any evidence of their deaths were found to have happened in Cleveland, the proverbial ballgame would be over. The die had already been cast that they had died in New York!
So, upon the news reaching relatives and later the media that they had “died,” the passengers were allowed to leave the NASA building one by one. Monitored. Watched. Listened to. One person contacting the public could be written off by the plotters as a “no show.”
Once the last passenger left and followed their directions as to their new life, the Cleveland chapter was done.
Source: Planes without Passenger: the Faked Hijackings of 9/11
, 2nd edition unless
According to the official theory of the events of 9/11, all passengers of American Airlines Flight 11 crashed into the World Trade Center and died upon impact.
Twelve years of research have produced a number of facts to contradict this assertion. Among them are these two courtesy of the original Bureau of Transportation records before they were altered:
American Airlines Flight 11 was never scheduled.
American Airlines Flight 11 never took off.
From these two facts, we can make a necessary inference that no one boarded Flight 11 and took off in it.
We can also infer that people said to have been passengers on Flight 11 were either (a) real people who went somewhere else or (b) were not real people.
Recently, I received an email from a man who claimed he knew a specific person said to be a passenger on Flight 11. He alluded to a source who claimed that he overheard the passenger, whom I will call “11X”, calling a taxi on the morning of September 11, 2001 and then saw board with luggage a taxi shortly thereafter. He claims neither he nor anyone else who knew him has seen 11X again.
In this essay, I will assume the good faith of the claims of the man who emailed me. Let’s say that 11X was in fact a real person who indicated to others he would take a flight from Boston to Los Angeles on that morning and that 11X’s name ended up on a passenger list (whether it was an unofficial list or the manifest is not at issue here).
How does this stipulation fit in with the facts established about the flight?
11X shows up at Boston Logan Airport. He goes to one of the two gates alleged for Flight 11’s departure, Gate 26 or Gate 32. He boards the plane he believes is Flight 11.
What happened there is subject to debate. A writer on the “Let’s Roll Forums” came up with what I believe is the best explanation. Here is the link. My summary follows:
The writer, who goes by the nickname “LoopDLoop,” asserts that the plane was used as a simulation, which would explain phone calls made by flight attendants about hijackings on a flight that never flew. Loop cites an early interview of airport personnel who saw the plane for Flight 11 on the ground quite some time after its alleged 7:59 AM take off.
As for the “passengers,” Loop does not know for sure what became of them but suggests that no one remained on board, but rather, that the people needed for the simulation took the airplane phone with them to another location to conduct the simulation.
What was next for 11X?
He could have left the airport at this point, but as we know he did not return home again, this scenario seems unlikely. It would leave him without any purpose.
If he intended to go to Los Angeles, he would have looked for another flight out there. If he expected that Flight 11 would not take off, he would have likely arrived at the airport ready to go to his next place.
In either case, the most likely possibility would have put him at Gate 19 for United Airlines Flight 175.
As I have pointed out in books on this subject, he had time to get from either Gate 32 or Gate 26 to go to Gate 19. I have suggested he (and other passengers) could have been “taxied” to Gate 19. Some say that such a plane would have been noticed. Maybe so. If it were noticed, there is no telling if anyone reporting it would have been believed. Furthermore, the plane would have gone around a corner, possibly losing the interest of onlookers. With a little effort, passengers could make the distance on foot, anyway.
In any case, 11x now boards United 175.
If he had an American Flight 11 ticket, he could have quickly gone to the United Airlines booth and exchanged tickets for the 175 flight. And who is to say what ticket 11x held? With no direct information on this matter, it is possible he was instructed to go to United 175 all along.
United 175 takes off (late, according to some sources). Thanks to ACARS, we know that this flight was over Western Pennsylvania TEN MINUTES after its supposed crash into World Trade Center Two. We also know that an unidentified plane (by flight number) landed in Cleveland some time later, matching the description of the plane for United 175.
This places 11X at the Cleveland Hopkins Airport.
Newspaper articles cite a large group of passengers walking from the area where the unidentified plane landed toward a building managed by NASA. This walk takes place long after the airport has been evacuated!
11X goes into the NASA building.
There are no facts available after this point. His execution or his decision to hide both explain his absence. Those who insist he was murdered could point to his character or his ties to the community but neither prove the point. If he went hiding (as an agent, for example), there may be circumstantial evidence of participation in a plan but not enough evidence to prove that point.
Those who plotted this crime are probably laughing that we cannot untangle the mess they left for us. It is my hope that presenting this essay will spark an idea or uncover a fact to get past this paradox.
Source (unless otherwise identified): Planes without Passengers: the Faked Hijackings of 9/11, 2nd edition by Dean T. Hartwell
A recent reviewer
of my book Planes without Passengers: the Faked Hijackings of 9/11
(2nd edition) wrote that the book needs a third edition. He is right. I write this “edition” to distill the message of the first two editions to just one sentence:
THERE WERE NO HIJACKINGS ON SEPTEMBER 11, 2001.
In short, the stories of plane hijackings and the use of the planes by hijackers to strike buildings was a complete hoax. So, too, were stories of distressed passenger calls from planes. The more I researched and debated this matter, furthermore, the more it appeared that, with some exceptions, the alleged passengers were manufactured or used identities.
Background information on the web are these two essays, the first co-written with Jim Fetzer:
“The 9/11 Passenger Paradox: What Happened to Flight 93?”http://www.veteranstoday.com/2012/03/15/the-911-passenger-paradox-what-happened-to-flight-93/
“The 9/11 Passenger Paradox: What Happened to Flights 175, 77 and 11?”http://deanhartwell.weebly.com/1/post/2012/03/the-911-passenger-paradox-what-happened-to-flights-175-77-and-11.html
Can anyone disprove my hypothesis?
The game of baseball reached its peak on October 21, 1975 when the Cincinnati Reds played the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park in Boston.
Both teams challenged each other until exhaustion. No one caved in, quit or wilted under the pressure and when it was over the spectators probably cared less about who won than how well they played.
The game starts with Luis Tiant, a man who came from Cuba to the United States before Castro but who could not return. He waited fourteen years, until the first game of the series in which he pitched a shutout, to see his parents (they came to Boston on a special visa).
He pitches from a corkscrew wind up and challenges the “Big Red Machine.” He gets them out without allowing a run for four innings even though the Reds do not have an easy out. Pete Rose, to be known later as the all time leader in base hits, pecks away at Tiant’s pitches. He faces Ken Griffey (Senior), Joe Morgan, Johnny Bench, Tony Perez, all of them stars and all of them headed for the Hall of Fame except for Griffey.
While the Reds were having trouble with Tiant, the Red Sox gain the upper hand in the bottom of the first when Fred Lynn, the Rookie of the Year and the Most Valuable Player, drives a Gary Nolan pitch down over the wall in right field with two on.
Red Sox 3, Reds 0.
The Reds get untracked in the fifth inning. With two Reds on base, Griffey drives the ball to dead center. Lynn goes back and makes a leap…but just barely misses it. The ball bounces back toward the field and the runners round the bases.
But forget about the score for a minute. Lynn does not get up. He would say later that he could not feel his legs and could not move.
Lynn would get injured a number of times attempting (and frequently making) spectacular catches. It probably curtailed his career. But no one who refuses to take risks can stake claim to be the best.Lynn gets on his feet and is ready to play again.
Griffey winds up on third with a triple. He comes home when Bench gets a hit.
Reds 3, Red Sox 3.
Then the “lower” part of the Machine put the Reds ahead. In the seventh, George Foster drives home two runs with a double and Geronimo tags Tiant for a home run in the eighth.
Bye bye, Tiant.
The home town crowd roars, to pay tribute for Tiant’s World Series performance. The Red Sox go to bat in the bottom of the eighth six outs away from elimination.
Lynn smashes a hit off the Reds’ pitcher, Pedro Borbon. Rico Petrocelli gets a walk.
But then new Red pitcher Rawly Eastwick comes in to get two outs.
Up comes Bernie Carbo. The great thing about the World Series is that not-so-well-known players have the chance to become part of folklore. This was Carbo’s chance.
Eastwick looked like he had him down for the count. Carbo barely made contact with the ball.
Then he swung the bat well. “Deep center field…way back…way back…we’re tied up,” yells announcer Joe Gariagiola.
This is Carbo’s claim to fame. His fifteen minutes.
But the game is not over yet.
In the bottom of the ninth, the Red Sox load the bases with no one out. Lynn hits the ball down the foul line in left. Left fielder Foster makes the catch.
Nine times out of ten, the outfielder fails to make a good throw, or the catcher drops it.
Nine times out of ten, the base runner hears the third base coach telling him “Don’t go!”
The throw arrives to Bench on a hop. Doyle tries to maneuver around the tag. But Bench catches the ball and tags Doyle.
The Red Sox can’t score in the ninth. The game goes to extra innings.
In the top of the eleventh inning, with Griffey on first, Joe Morgan slams a ball that looks sure to go over the short wall in right field.
But Dwight Evans gets his fifteen minutes by leaping high to catch the ball. And then throwing to first to double up Griffey.
Evans claims to this day that he has no idea how he caught the ball.
Baseball games rarely end in ties and World Series Games really can’t. The series had been delayed three days due to rain and November was getting close.
The only question left was who would be the hero.
In the bottom of the twelth, lead off hitter Carlton Fisk took one pitch. Then he hit a ball directly down the left field line.
All the questions of life can be stated so succinctly: yes or no, in or out, fair or foul. Fisk pleads with the ball to stay fair. The Reds are saying otherwise.
The ball smashes into the pole.
Thirty-eight years later and it never has gotten any better than this.