johnny damonUnder the moon’s reddish tint caused by a lunar eclipse, the Boston Red Sox exorcise 86 years of agonizing losses by winning their first World Series since 1918. In one of the most dominating Fall Classic performances, Boston, who never trailed during the four games, blank the St. Louis Cardinals, 3 – 0, to complete the sweep. Johnny Damon hits a home run on the fourth pitch of the game, pitcher Derek Lowe makes it stand up and Manny Ramirez, who batted .412 (7 for 17) with a home run and four RBIs, is named Boston’s first World Series MVP.