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Wednesday, November 19, 2003
Classic 'Red October'


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The Hunt for Red October is over. You can find it right here on ESPN Classic. ESPN Classic celebrates all things red with a Classic "Red October" on Saturday, Oct. 5 from noon-7 p.m. ET. From Red Auerbach to Red Grange to the Cincinnati Reds and Pete Rose to the St. John's Redmen, ESPN Classic keeps you in the red by honoring these extraordinary athletes and teams. Here's the complete schedule:
All times eastern

Classic "Red October"
Saturday, Oct. 5
Noon - 7 p.m. ET

Noon - SportsCentury: Red Auerbach

1 p.m. - 1975 World Series, Game 7
Cincinnati Reds at Boston Red Sox

Just when it looked like the Red Sox would break the curse and win their first World Series since 1918, it wasn't meant to be. Boston took a 3-0 lead in the third inning, only to see it evaporate. Tony Perez hit a two-run homer in the sixth, the Reds then tied it in the seventh, and Joe Morgan's bloop single in the ninth scored the eventual winning run. Reliever Will McEnaney set Boston down in order in the home half of the ninth as Cincinnati won its first world title in 35 years.

3 p.m. - SportsCentury: Red Grange

Pete Rose
Rose won three batting titles and had a 44-game hitting streak in 1978.
4 p.m. - Schaap One on One: Johnny "Red" Kerr

4:30 p.m. - NCAA Basketball: Georgetown at St. John's (1987)
Mark Jackson's career-high 34 points, including a jump shot with 52 seconds left, gave St. John's a 67-65 overtime victory. Jackson then knocked the ball away from Reggie Williams in the final seconds to preserve the win. For the Hoyas, Perry McDonald scored 14 points and Mark Tillmon finished with 10. Shelton Jones had 13 for the Redmen.

6:30 p.m. - Up Close Classics: Pete Rose





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