Boston Red Sox All-Star designated hitter David Ortiz hits at Fenway Park during a 2005 game. In his time in Boston, Ortiz has not only become a huge fan favorite but has become known for his late game, walk off game winning heroics. Ortiz really made a name for himself in the 2004 ALCS when the Sox down 3 games to none to New York and facing elimination rallied to win the series in seven games when Ortiz won games four and five with last at bat histrionics. Those walk off hits led then Boston pitcher Pedro Martinez to wonder “Maybe the Yankees should wonder who their Papi is”?
This originally ran on October 8, 2008. Itis baseball week on the blog.