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Top 10 Moments Of The New York Yankees-Boston Red Sox Rivalry

2. Big Papi Becomes A Hero

On October 18-19th, 2004, Oritz would embed himself into baseball’s history books.

In the 12th inning of game four of the ALCS, Ortiz cranked a two-run bomb giving the Red Sox a 6-4 victory, helping them stave off elimination.

The very next night, Oritz stepped up to the plate yet again 4-4 tie, but this time in the bottom of the 14th inning with Johnny Damon on second.

Oritz slapped a base hit into center field to score Damon and yet again save Boston from elimination. His performances not one, but twice in the clutch not only earned himself the title of one of the most clutch hitters in history but help the Sox win their first World Series in 86-years.