Sport: What a Series!

Seventh game: Cincinnati Reds 4, Boston Red Sox 3. World Champions: Cincinnati, for the first time in 35 years.

Rarely have statistics said less about quality. Even the jubilant crowds that danced in Cincinnati last week will probably remember the Series more for its melodramatics than for the outcome. For a few days, baseball showed why it had once captivated an entire nation.

The first five tense, volatile contests (TIME, Oct. 27) were merely a prelude to the final fireworks. Game six opened with the Reds one win away from the championship. When it ended...

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