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With hope all but lost for the Home Town team, the team's speedster had stolen second and eventually scored, tying the game at 4 in this fourth game of the league championship series (their arch-rivals were winners of the first three). This walk-off home run by the club’s extraordinary slugger won the game, beginning an utterly improbable 0-3 championship series comeback that reversed “The Curse” as Boston won its first World Series championship since 1918.
His final season (.315/38/127) was a Monster. His 48 doubles led the league, and he became the oldest player to hit 30+ home runs in a season.
Adored by his city and by all of baseball, he "was" - and is - Boston Strong. His number was retired on June 23, 2017. The Yawkey Way Extension was renamed David Ortiz Drive!
Perhaps the greatest clutch hitter of all time, the future Hall of Famer (.286/541/1,768) hit 17 home runs in the playoffs. So many are memorable. This one was the biggest of them all.
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