With the results of Hall of Fame voting set to be revealed on Tuesday, now is a good time to look back on players who have already been enshrined in Cooperstown.
To say Ortiz had a legendary career would be an understatement.
He went from being released by the Minnesota Twins to becoming a Red Sox great in just a few short years.
He helped guide the Red Sox to three World Series titles, including the 2004 run which broke the Curse of the Bambino.
On Twitter, Red Sox reporter Gabrielle Starr remembered an iconic moment in Ortiz’s career.
On this day in 2003, the Red Sox signed some guy.
He did okay. pic.twitter.com/otMTvUzcVA
— Gabrielle Starr (@gfstarr1) January 22, 2023
This moment is of course Ortiz’s walk-off home run in Game 4 of the 2004 ALCS, a series in which the Red Sox trailed the New York Yankees, 3-0.
Boston had rallied to tie the game in the ninth inning, forcing extra innings.
But this home run helped set one of the greatest comebacks of all time in motion.
The slugger was at it again the next night in Game 5.
Boston had to rally from another late deficit to tie the Yankees and force extras.
This time, it was a bloop single, but it was enough to win the game for the Sox and send the ALCS back to New York for the final two games.
Ortiz had many great moments over his career.
Soon, he will be joined by more greats who will get the call for the Hall of Fame tomorrow.