David Ortiz was one of the finest players to ever put on the Boston Red Sox uniform.
It all started after he was released by the Minnesota Twins and Pedro Martinez had asked the Red Sox to take a chance on him.
It’s safe to say that deal worked out quite well for the Red Sox.
Ortiz had many clutch moments during his career, especially in postseason play.
He helped lead the Red Sox to three World Series titles during his 20-year career.
On Twitter, Red Sox insider Thomas Carrieri posted a video of his walk-off home run in Game 3 of the 2004 ALDS against the Los Angeles Angels, which sent them to the ALCS for a date with the New York Yankees.
David Ortiz hits a walk off 2-run home run to send the Red Sox to the ALCS.
(October 8, 2004)pic.twitter.com/UfoKxzYJrW
— Thomas Carrieri (@Thomas_Carrieri) February 10, 2023
The Red Sox were a Wild Card team that year and had taken Games 1 and 2 in Anaheim by wide margins.
They held a 6-1 lead in Game 3 back at Fenway Park, only to watch the Angels erase it and tie the game on a grand slam by Vladimir Guerrero.
But in the bottom of the 10th inning, the Red Sox had a man on first base with two outs.
That’s when Ortiz came to the plate and delivered one of the biggest hits of his career, sending one over the Green Monster out in left field to put the Red Sox in the ALCS.
Ortiz was at it again in the ALCS, twice beating the Yankees on walk-off hits.
The Red Sox came back from 3-0 to win the series and then defeated the St. Louis Cardinals with relative ease, erasing the curse.NEXT: Red Sox Fans Have An Anniversary To Forget Friday