Starting Nine: Run to the Title
The circumstances appeared virtually hopeless for the Red Sox when Dave Roberts was tabbed to pinch run in Game 4 of the ALCS on Oct. 17, 2004, at Fenway Park.
But with one stolen base, Roberts turned the tide of a series, a season and a franchise that had been waiting for this moment for almost a century.
The Red Sox would go on the win Game 4 in the 12th inning on David Ortiz’s home run. Three days later, they would complete the first 0-3 comeback in MLB Postseason history with a 10-3 win in Game 7.
And in the World Series, Boston would end 86 years of frustration by sweeping the St. Louis Cardinals.
Craig Muder is the director of communications for the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum
The Hall of Fame's Starting Nine is a lineup of must-see artifacts from our vast collection containing tens of thousands of pieces that preserve the magical moments and memorable stories of our National Pastime. Our curators have spent countless hours hand-picking special objects from every major league team to create a lineup of pieces you simply won’t believe we have!