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Encyclopedia > 2004 American League Championship Series

The 2004 American League Championship Series was a Major League Baseball playoff series played between the Boston Red Sox and the New York Yankees. The series, a rematch of the 2003 American League Championship Series, started on October 12, 2004 and ended one minute after midnight Eastern Time on October 21. The Red Sox, down three games to none and trailing by a run in the bottom of the ninth inning of Game 4, came back to win the series in seven games. They became the first team in Major League Baseball history to win a seven-game postseason series after losing the first three games and only the 3rd in North American professional sports history. The first team was the Toronto Maple Leafs when they defeated the Detroit Red Wings 4-3 in the 1942 Stanley Cup Finals. The second was the New York Islanders when they defeated the Pittsburgh Penguins 4-3 in the 1975 Stanley Cup Quarter-Finals. Image File history File links 2004ALCSLogo. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 2004 throughout the world. ... In Major League Baseball, the American League Championship Series (ALCS), played in October, is a playoff round that determines the winner of the American League pennant. ... MLB and Major Leagues redirect here. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 4, 8, 9, 27, 42 Name Boston Red Sox (1908–present) Boston Americans (1901-1907) Other nicknames The BoSox, The Olde Towne Team, The Sox Ballpark Fenway Park (1912–present) Huntington Avenue Baseball Grounds... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 23, 32, 37, 44, 49 Name New York Yankees (1913–present) New York Highlanders (1903-1912) Baltimore Orioles (1901-1902) (Also referred to as... The 2003 American League Championship Series was played between the Boston Red Sox and the New York Yankees from October 8 to October 16, 2003. ... is the 285th day of the year (286th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 294th day of the year (295th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see Toronto Maple Leafs (disambiguation). ... The Detroit Red Wings are a professional ice hockey team based in Detroit, Michigan. ... Year 1942 (MCMXLII) was a common year starting on Thursday (the link will display the full 1942 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Stanley Cup The Stanley Cup (French: ) is the championship trophy of the National Hockey League (NHL), the major professional ice hockey league in Canada and the United States. ... The New York Islanders are a professional ice hockey team based in Uniondale, New York, a hamlet located on Long Island. ... The Pittsburgh Penguins are a professional ice hockey team based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. ... Year 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Stanley Cup The Stanley Cup (French: ) is the championship trophy of the National Hockey League (NHL), the major professional ice hockey league in Canada and the United States. ...


Following the comeback victory, the Red Sox went on to sweep the St. Louis Cardinals in the 2004 World Series. The victory ended one of the longest droughts in MLB history, as the Red Sox hadn't won the World Series since 1918. Major league affiliations National League (1892–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 2, 6, 9, 14, 17, 20, 42, 42, 45, 85 Name St. ... Dates October 23, 2004–October 27, 2004 MVP Manny Ramírez (Boston) Television network Fox Announcers Joe Buck and Tim McCarver Umpires Ed Montague (Crew Chief), Dale Scott, Brian Gorman, Chuck Meriwether, Gerry Davis, Charlie Reliford The 2004 World Series represented the 100th time two modern Major League Baseball teams... This is a list of Major League Baseball franchise postseason and World Series droughts. ... 1918 (MCMXVIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar (see link for calendar) or a common year starting on Wednesday of the Julian calendar. ...


Managers: Joe Torre (New York), Terry Francona (Boston) Joseph Paul Torre (born July 18, 1940 in Brooklyn, New York) is currently the manager of the New York Yankees and a former Major League Baseball player in the National League for the Milwaukee/Atlanta Braves, St. ... Terry Jon Tito Francona (born April 22, 1959, in Aberdeen, South Dakota) is a Major League Baseball manager. ...


Umpires: Randy Marsh, Jeff Nelson, John Hirschbeck, Jim Joyce, Jeff Kellogg, Joe West Randall Gilbert Marsh (born April 8, 1949 in Covington, Kentucky) is an umpire in Major League Baseball who has worked in the National League from 1981 to 1999 and throughout both major leagues since 2000. ... Jeffrey Nelson is a Major League Baseball umpire, not to be confused with former New York Yankees, Texas Rangers, and Seattle Mariners pitcher Jeff Nelson. ... John Francis Hirschbeck (born September 7, 1954 in Bridgeport, Connecticut) is an umpire in Major League Baseball who has worked in the American League from 1984 to 1999 and throughout both major leagues since 2000; he is currently a crew chief. ... James A. Joyce III (born October 3, 1955 in Toledo, Ohio) is an umpire in Major League Baseball who has worked in the American League (AL) from 1989 to 1999 and throughout both major leagues since 2000. ... Jeffrey William Kellogg (born August 29, 1961 in Coldwater, Michigan) is an umpire in Major League Baseball who has worked in the National League from 1991 to 1999 and throughout both major leagues since 2000. ... Joseph Henry West (born October 31, 1952 in Asheville, North Carolina) is an umpire in Major League Baseball who has worked in the National League in 1976 and from 1978 to 1999, and throughout both major leagues since 2002. ...


Series MVP: David Ortiz, Boston David Ortiz (IPA , or roughly or-TEES, according to Latin American pronunciation) (born November 18, 1975 in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, as David Américo Ortiz Arias), is a Major League Baseball designated hitter who plays for the Boston Red Sox (since 2003). ...


Television: FOX (Joe Buck, Tim McCarver, and Al Leiter announcing) The Fox Broadcasting Company, usually referred to as just Fox (the company itself prefers the capitalized version FOX), is a television network in the United States. ... For the fictional character, see Midnight Cowboy. ... James Timothy McCarver (born October 16, 1941 in Memphis, Tennessee) is an American former Major League and minor league baseball catcher, and a current broadcaster for FOX Sports. ... Alois Terry Al Leiter [lighter] (born October 23, 1965 in Toms River, New Jersey), is a retired Major League Baseball left-handed starting pitcher. ...

Contents

Game 1

October 12: Game 1 pitted the Red Sox's star pitcher Curt Schilling against Yankees ace Mike Mussina. Schilling had a 6-1 postseason career record, but the expected pitchers' duel quickly became a one-sided exhibition. Schilling had suffered an ankle injury during the 2004 American League Division Series and was thought to be OK. The reality was that Schilling had suffered a torn tendon sheath in his right ankle. Meanwhile, Mussina retired the first 19 Sox batters. The Yankees added two runs off of Boston knuckleballer Tim Wakefield in the sixth. Hideki Matsui's single made the score 8-0 and gave him an ALCS record-tying five RBIs in the game. is the 285th day of the year (286th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Curtis Montague (Curt) Schilling (born November 14, 1966 in Anchorage, Alaska) is an American Major League Baseball right-handed starting pitcher for the Boston Red Sox. ... Michael Cole (Mike) Mussina (born December 8, 1968 in Williamsport, Pennsylvania), nicknamed Moose, is a Major League starting pitcher, currently with the New York Yankees. ... In the 2004 American League Division Series, the Boston Red Sox swept the Anaheim Angels in 3 games, and the New York Yankees defeated the Minnesota Twins 3 games to 1. ... Timothy Stephen Wakefield (born August 2, 1966 in Melbourne, Florida) is a right-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball who has played with the Boston Red Sox since 1995. ... Hideki Godzilla Matsui , born June 12, 1974) is a Japanese Major League Baseball left fielder who plays for the New York Yankees. ... RBI is a three-letter abbreviation with multiple meanings, including Reserve Bank of India Run batted in, in baseball Radio Berlin International This page concerning a three-letter acronym or abbreviation is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ...


However, the Red Sox shattered Mussina's bid for a perfect game with a rally of five runs in the seventh and added two more in the eighth, closing the gap to 8-7. With two outs and the tying run on third base, the Yankees called upon closer Mariano Rivera, who got Kevin Millar to pop out. The Yankees, stunned to see their lead nearly gone, scored two runs in the bottom of the eighth on a double by Bernie Williams. The Sox got two singles in the top of the ninth, but Bill Mueller grounded into a game-ending double play. Pitcher David Cone (left) of the New York Yankees reacting to the completion of his perfect game with catcher Joe Girardi on July 18, 1999. ... Mariano Rivera (born November 29, 1969 in Panama City, Panama) is a Panamanian baseball player. ... Kevin Charles Millar (Born:September 24, 1971, in Los Angeles, California) is a professional designated hitter/first baseman who plays for the Baltimore Orioles and was a member of the 2004 World Series champions Boston Red Sox. ... Bernabé Bernie Williams Figueroa (born September 13, 1968, in San Juan, Puerto Rico) is a Major League Baseball outfielder and a guitar-playing jazz recording artist. ... William Richard Mueller [MILL-er] (born March 17, 1971) is a former Major League Baseball third baseman who currently serves as special assistant to Dodgers general manager Ned Colletti. ...


It was the end of a long, emotional day for Mariano Rivera, who started in Panama attending a funeral after a family tragedy. He flew back and arrived in Yankee Stadium to a standing ovation in the second inning.

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Boston 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 2 0 7 10 0
New York 2 0 4 0 0 2 0 2 X 10 14 0

WP: Mike Mussina (1-0)  LP: Curt Schilling (0-1)  SV: Mariano Rivera (1)  
HRs:  Bos – Jason Varitek (1)  NYY – Kenny Lofton (1) Michael Cole (Mike) Mussina (born December 8, 1968 in Williamsport, Pennsylvania), nicknamed Moose, is a Major League starting pitcher, currently with the New York Yankees. ... Curtis Montague (Curt) Schilling (born November 14, 1966 in Anchorage, Alaska) is an American Major League Baseball right-handed starting pitcher for the Boston Red Sox. ... Mariano Rivera (born November 29, 1969 in Panama City, Panama) is a Panamanian baseball player. ... Jason Andrew Varitek (born April 11, 1972) is an American baseball player born in Rochester, Michigan. ... Kenneth Lofton (born May 31, 1967 in East Chicago, Indiana) is a Major League Baseball center fielder who plays with the Cleveland Indians. ...

Game 2

October 13: Game 2 featured Pedro Martinez of the Red Sox against Yankees pitcher Jon Lieber. Again the Yankees struck first, with Gary Sheffield driving in Derek Jeter in the first inning. The 1-0 score held up for several innings, as Lieber and Martinez put together a classic pitcher's duel. is the 286th day of the year (287th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Pedro Martinez warming up in right field of Fenway Park before a game, June 22, 2004. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... For the military historian, see: Gary Sheffield (historian) Gary Antonian Sheffield (born November 18, 1968 in Tampa, Florida) is a Major League Baseball designated hitter and outfielder for the Detroit Tigers. ... Derek Sanderson Jeter (born June 26, 1974 in Pequannock, New Jersey) is an American Major League Baseball player. ...


Martinez got himself in and out of trouble trouble in several innings but shortly after making his 100th pitch of the night he walked Jorge Posada and allowed a John Olerud home run. This gave New York a 3-0 lead. Jorge Rafael Posada Villeta (born August 17, 1971 in Santurce, Puerto Rico) is a switch-hitting catcher and 6-time All Star who plays for the New York Yankees. ... John Garrett Olerud (nicknamed Big Rude and Johnny O (born August 5, 1968 in Seattle, Washington) is a retired American first baseman in Major League Baseball. ...


Again, the Red Sox rallied. They chased Lieber with two hits in the eighth and closed the gap to 3-1. With two outs and a runner on third, again the Yankees turned to Rivera, who struck out Johnny Damon to end the inning. In the ninth, Rivera struck out David Ortiz and Millar to end the game. This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... David Ortiz (IPA , or roughly or-TEES, according to Latin American pronunciation) (born November 18, 1975 in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, as David Américo Ortiz Arias), is a Major League Baseball designated hitter who plays for the Boston Red Sox (since 2003). ...

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Boston 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 5 0
New York 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 X 3 7 0

WP: Jon Lieber (1-0)  LP: Pedro Martinez (0-1)  SV: Mariano Rivera (2)  
HRs:  NYY – John Olerud (1) This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Pedro Martinez warming up in right field of Fenway Park before a game, June 22, 2004. ... Mariano Rivera (born November 29, 1969 in Panama City, Panama) is a Panamanian baseball player. ... John Garrett Olerud (nicknamed Big Rude and Johnny O (born August 5, 1968 in Seattle, Washington) is a retired American first baseman in Major League Baseball. ...

Game 3

October 16: With the series moving to Fenway Park, Game 3 was originally scheduled for October 15, but was postponed a day due to rain. The starting pitchers were Kevin Brown for the Yankees, and Bronson Arroyo for the Red Sox. is the 289th day of the year (290th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... “Fenway” redirects here. ... is the 288th day of the year (289th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... James Kevin (Kevin) Brown (born March 14, 1965) is a former Major League Baseball right-handed starting pitcher. ... Bronson Anthony Arroyo [ah-ROY-yoh] (born February 24, 1977 in Key West, Florida), is a popular Major League Baseball right-handed pitcher for the Cincinnati Reds and a rock musician. ...


As in the first two games, the Yankees began the game by scoring in the first. Derek Jeter walked then scored from first on a double by Alex Rodríguez. Two batters later Hideki Matsui hit a home run to right field, giving the Yankees a 3-0 lead. The Red Sox answered in the second inning, with a leadoff walk by Jason Varitek followed by a Trot Nixon home run to right field. A double by Bill Mueller, an infield hit by Johnny Damon (his first hit of the series), and a Derek Jeter error led to two more runs. The Red Sox led for the first time in the series, 4-3. Jason Andrew Varitek (born April 11, 1972) is an American baseball player born in Rochester, Michigan. ... Christopher Trotman Trot Nixon (born April 11, 1974 in Durham, North Carolina) is an outfielder for the Cleveland Indians of Major League Baseball. ...


The lead was short-lived as Alex Rodríguez led off the third inning with a home run over the Green Monster onto Lansdowne Street. Gary Sheffield walked, Hideki Matsui doubled, and Bronson Arroyo was replaced on the mound by Ramiro Mendoza. He immediately allowed a Bernie Williams RBI single and then balked, allowing Matsui to score. The Yankees now led 6-4 and replaced starter Kevin Brown with Javier Vázquez. However, the Red Sox responded by tying the game in the bottom of the inning, scoring two runs on an Orlando Cabrera double. After three innings the game was tied 6-6. The Green Monster in 2006, showing the manual scoreboard and Green Monster seating, and more recent additions, including charity advertisements along the top, billboards above the Green Monster seating, and the American League East standings. ... Ramiro Mendoza (born June 15, 1972 in Los Santos, Panama) is a Major League Baseball middle relief pitcher. ... In baseball, a pitcher may commit a number of illegal motions or actions which constitute a balk. ... Javier Carlos Vázquez (born July 25, 1976 in Ponce, Puerto Rico) is a right-handed starting pitcher who plays for the Arizona Diamondbacks since 2005. ... Orlando Luis Cabrera (born November 2, 1974 in Cartagena, Colombia) is a Major League Baseball shortstop who plays for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. ...


In the fourth inning the Yankees took the lead on a Gary Sheffield three-run home run into the seats on the Green Monster. After another double by Hideki Matsui, the Red Sox put in pitcher Tim Wakefield, who had volunteered to forgo his Game 4 Start in order to preserve Boston's battered bullpen for Game 4. He got Bernie Williams to pop out but then intentionally walked Jorge Posada. Rubén Sierra hit a triple to score Matsui and Posada, giving the Yankees an 11-6 lead. Timothy Stephen Wakefield (born August 2, 1966 in Melbourne, Florida) is a right-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball who has played with the Boston Red Sox since 1995. ... Ruben Sierra Rubén Angel Sierra García (born October 6, 1965 in Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico) was a Major League Baseball outfielder. ...


From that point on the Yankees were in control, setting a team record for postseason runs scored. The two teams combined for 37 hits and 20 extra-base hits, both postseason records, and at four hours and twenty minutes, it was the longest nine-inning postseason game ever played. Hideki Matsui had five hits and five RBIs, tying LCS records. Along with Alex Rodríguez, he tied the postseason record for runs scored with five.

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
New York 3 0 3 5 2 0 4 0 2 19 22 1
Boston 0 4 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 8 15 0

WP: Javier Vázquez (1-0)  LP: Ramiro Mendoza (0-1)  
HRs:  NYY – Hideki Matsui 2 (2), Alex Rodriguez (1), Gary Sheffield (1)  Bos – Trot Nixon (1), Jason Varitek (2) Javier Carlos Vázquez (born July 25, 1976 in Ponce, Puerto Rico) is a right-handed starting pitcher who plays for the Arizona Diamondbacks since 2005. ... Ramiro Mendoza (born June 15, 1972 in Los Santos, Panama) is a Major League Baseball middle relief pitcher. ... Hideki Godzilla Matsui , born June 12, 1974) is a Japanese Major League Baseball left fielder who plays for the New York Yankees. ... Alexander Emmanuel Alex Rodriguez (born July 27, 1975, in New York, New York), commonly nicknamed A-Rod, is a Dominican-American baseball infielder. ... For the military historian, see: Gary Sheffield (historian) Gary Antonian Sheffield (born November 18, 1968 in Tampa, Florida) is a Major League Baseball designated hitter and outfielder for the Detroit Tigers. ... Christopher Trotman Trot Nixon (born April 11, 1974 in Durham, North Carolina) is an outfielder for the Cleveland Indians of Major League Baseball. ... Jason Andrew Varitek (born April 11, 1972) is an American baseball player born in Rochester, Michigan. ...

Game 4

October 17: Game 4 featured Yankees pitcher Orlando Hernández, the 1999 ALCS MVP, against Boston's Derek Lowe. For the first time in the series, the Yankees did not score in the first inning. However, the Yankees did score first when Alex Rodriguez hit a two-run home run over the Green Monster in the third. This hit resembled a home run he hit in Game Three, as it also came in the third inning and went out of the park onto Lansdowne Street. This would be followed by the ball being thrown back into the outfield by fans on the Street, Johnny Damon tossing the ball back over the fence, and the ball once again being tossed back before being pocketed by Umpire Joe West. is the 290th day of the year (291st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Orlando Hernández Pedroso (born October 11, 1965 in Villa Clara, Cuba), nicknamed El Duque, is a Major League Baseball right-handed starting pitcher for the New York Mets. ... See also: 1998 in sports, other events of 1999, 2000 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Athletics Hicham El Guerrouj sets the new World Record in the mile at the World Championships in Rome. ... Derek Christopher Lowe (born June 1, 1973 in Dearborn, Michigan) is a Major League Baseball pitcher for the Los Angeles Dodgers. ... Alexander Emmanuel Alex Rodriguez (born July 27, 1975, in New York, New York), commonly nicknamed A-Rod, is a Dominican-American baseball infielder. ... The Green Monster in 2006, showing the manual scoreboard and Green Monster seating, and more recent additions, including charity advertisements along the top, billboards above the Green Monster seating, and the American League East standings. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Joseph Henry West (born October 31, 1952 in Asheville, North Carolina) is an umpire in Major League Baseball who has worked in the National League in 1976 and from 1978 to 1999, and throughout both major leagues since 2002. ...


Hernández, who had not pitched in two weeks, struggled through the first four innings but did not allow any runs. In the fifth inning he pitched himself into a jam, walking two of the first three batters. With two men on and two out, Orlando Cabrera singled to right field, scoring one run. Manny Ramirez walked to load the bases, and then David Ortiz hit a single to center field, scoring two and giving the Red Sox a 3-2 lead, only their second lead of the series. Orlando Luis Cabrera (born November 2, 1974 in Cartagena, Colombia) is a Major League Baseball shortstop who plays for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. ... Manuel Arístides (Manny) Ramírez Onelcida [ra-MEE-res] (born May 30, 1972) is an outfielder in Major League Baseball who has played for the Boston Red Sox since 2001. ... David Ortiz (IPA , or roughly or-TEES, according to Latin American pronunciation) (born November 18, 1975 in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, as David Américo Ortiz Arias), is a Major League Baseball designated hitter who plays for the Boston Red Sox (since 2003). ...


The lead lasted less than an inning as Hideki Matsui hit a triple in the sixth. Mike Timlin relieved Lowe, and Bernie Williams hit an infield single to score Matsui and tie the game. The Yankees would add a second run on a tough, bouncing ground ball hit by Tony Clark, starting in place of the injured John Olerud, to take a 4-3 lead. Hideki Godzilla Matsui , born June 12, 1974) is a Japanese Major League Baseball left fielder who plays for the New York Yankees. ... Michael August (Mike) Timlin (born March 10, 1966 in Midland, Texas) is a middle relief pitcher in Major League Baseball who plays for the Boston Red Sox since 2003. ... Bernabé Bernie Williams Figueroa (born September 13, 1968, in San Juan, Puerto Rico) is a Major League Baseball outfielder and a guitar-playing jazz recording artist. ... Tony Clark, born Anthony Christopher Clark (June 15, 1972 in Newton, Kansas) is a Major League Baseball first baseman who plays for the Arizona Diamondbacks (since 2005). ...


Massachusetts native Tanyon Sturtze pitched two scoreless innings in relief of Hernández. Mariano Rivera, the Yankees star closer, entered the game in the eighth for a two inning save attempt. However, in the ninth inning, Rivera walked Kevin Millar to begin the inning. That simple base-on-balls would prove to be the turning point of the series. Dave Roberts pinch-ran for Millar. With the Red Sox down to their final three outs, Rivera checked Roberts at first base several times before throwing a pitch to Bill Mueller. Tanyon James Sturtze (born October 12, 1970 in Worcester, Massachusetts), commonly known as Tanyon Sturtze or by the nickname The Grand Tanyon, is a Major League Baseball relief pitcher for the Atlanta Braves. ... Mariano Rivera (born November 29, 1969 in Panama City, Panama) is a Panamanian baseball player. ... Kevin Charles Millar (Born:September 24, 1971, in Los Angeles, California) is a professional designated hitter/first baseman who plays for the Baltimore Orioles and was a member of the 2004 World Series champions Boston Red Sox. ... Dave Roberts, born David Ray Roberts (May 31, 1972 in Okinawa, Japan), is a Major League Baseball center fielder who plays for the San Diego Padres. ... William Richard Mueller [MILL-er] (born March 17, 1971) is a former Major League Baseball third baseman who currently serves as special assistant to Dodgers general manager Ned Colletti. ...


According to Roberts, "The first [time Rivera checked me at first base], I felt I got the jitters and then it kind of dissipated a little bit. The second time the jitters were all gone and I was really into it. After the third pick over was a close play, I think the second one was really close also, and then I felt like I had been there from the first inning on."


Roberts added, "At that point I knew, regardless of a slidestep or whatever, once he goes home, I'm going to run on the pitch. If he would have went to the plate the first pitch, I wouldn't have went. Running down that tunnel in October, it's hard to get loose. But that [series of pickoff attempts] kind of helped me out a little bit."


On Rivera's first pitch to Bill Mueller, the speedy Roberts stole second, putting himself in scoring position. Mueller's single allowed Roberts to score, resulting in Rivera blowing the save and the game going into extra innings, tied 4-4. The all-time stolen base leader, Rickey Henderson, swipes third in 1988. ...


Both teams threatened for more runs in the 11th inning, but the game remained tied until the bottom of the 12th. Ramirez led off with a single against new pitcher Paul Quantrill, and Ortiz hit a two-run walk-off home run to right field. Ortiz became the first player with two walk-off homers in the same postseason; his first capped a Red Sox sweep of the Anaheim Angels in the American League Division Series. Media:Example. ... In baseball, a walk-off home run is a home run which ends the game. ... Major league affiliations American League (1961–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 11, 26, 29, 30, 42, 50 Name Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (2005–present) Anaheim Angels (1997-2004) California Angels (1965-1996) Los Angeles Angels (1961-1965) Other nicknames The Halos, The Wings, The Seraphs... In Major League Baseball, the American League Division Series (ALDS) determines which two teams from the American League will advance to the American League Championship Series. ...

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 R H E
New York 0 0 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 12 1
Boston 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 6 8 0

WP: Curtis Leskanic (1-0)  LP: Paul Quantrill (0-1)  
HRs:  NYY – Alex Rodriguez (2)  Bos – David Ortiz (1) Curtis John Leskanic (born April 2, 1968 in Homestead, PA) is a former Relief Pitcher for the Boston Red Sox, Colorado Rockies, Milwaukee Brewers, and Kansas City Royals. ... Media:Example. ... Alexander Emmanuel Alex Rodriguez (born July 27, 1975, in New York, New York), commonly nicknamed A-Rod, is a Dominican-American baseball infielder. ... David Ortiz (IPA , or roughly or-TEES, according to Latin American pronunciation) (born November 18, 1975 in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, as David Américo Ortiz Arias), is a Major League Baseball designated hitter who plays for the Boston Red Sox (since 2003). ...

Game 5

October 18: Game 5 began at 5:10 p.m. on the evening of Monday, October 18, just 16 hours after Game 4 had ended the previous night. Mike Mussina led the Yankees against Boston's Pedro Martinez. The Red Sox drew first blood this time, as Ortiz drove in a run and Varitek walked with the bases loaded in the first inning to give Boston a 2-0 lead. Bernie Williams homered in the second inning to close the gap to 2-1, a score which would hold up for several innings. is the 291st day of the year (292nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 291st day of the year (292nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...


Despite seven strikeouts by Martinez, in the top of the sixth inning Jorge Posada and Rubén Sierra singled with one out. After Miguel Cairo was hit by a pitch to load the bases, Derek Jeter cleared the bases with a double, giving the Yankees a 4-2 lead. The Red Sox threatened in the seventh inning, coming up empty, but for the second straight night the Yankee bullpen couldn't hold the lead. Ortiz led off the eighth inning with a home run off of Tom Gordon, making it a one run game. Kevin Millar followed with a walk and was again replaced by pinch runner Dave Roberts. Roberts went to third on Trot Nixon's single. Gordon was replaced by Mariano Rivera with the lead still intact, but Jason Varitek's sacrifice fly tied the game, setting up another extra-inning marathon.


Each team got its share of base runners in extra innings. Boston's Doug Mientkiewicz doubled in the 10th and moved to third, but couldn't score. Two Red Sox led off the 11th with singles. Esteban Loaiza, who had struggled since being acquired for the Yankees mid-season, came out to pitch with one out and got Orlando Cabrera to ground into a double play. Knuckleballer Tim Wakefield came out to pitch the 12th. Cairo singled and went to second on a Manny Ramirez error but was stranded there. In the top of the 13th Sox catcher Jason Varitek, who does not normally catch for Wakefield, committed three passed balls, but the Yankees stranded runners on second and third. Loaiza pitched well but in the bottom of the 14th, Damon and Ramirez walked, bringing up Ortiz with two outs. The previous night's hero did his job again, singling to center on the 10th pitch at 10:59 p.m. to bring in Damon and set off another celebration at Fenway. Ortiz's continued heroics prompted Fox TV announcer Tim McCarver to gush shortly afterwards, "He didn't do it again, did he? Yes he did." The late inning heroics of Ortiz also gave the Red Sox fans a chance to create their own chant. The chant "who's your papi?" was instituted by Red Sox fans as a reference to Ortiz, known as Big Papi by teammates and fans, and as a reference to the "who's your daddy?" chant by Yankees fans. Douglas Andrew Mientkiewicz [mint-KAY-vich] (born June 19, 1974 in Toledo, Ohio) is a first baseman for the New York Yankees. ... Esteban Antonio Loaiza [lo-EYE-sa] (born December 31, 1971 in Tijuana, Mexico) is a Major League Baseball starting pitcher who plays for the Oakland Athletics. ... In baseball, a catcher shall be charged with a passed ball when he fails to hold or to control a legally pitched ball which should have been held or controlled with ordinary effort, thereby permitting a runner or runners to advance. ... James Timothy McCarver (born October 16, 1941 in Memphis, Tennessee) is an American former Major League and minor league baseball catcher, and a current broadcaster for FOX Sports. ...


At 5 hours, 49 minutes, the game broke the record for longest postseason game by time until Game 4 of the 2005 National League Division Series between the Houston Astros and Atlanta Braves, which was one minute longer. The 2005 National League Division Series (NLDS), the opening round of the 2005 National League playoffs, began on Tuesday, October 4, and ended on Sunday, October 9, with the champions of the three NL divisions – along with a wild card team – participating in two best-of-five series. ... Major league affiliations National League (1962–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 5, 24, 25, 32, 33, 34, 40, 42, 49 Name Houston Astros (1965–present) Houston Colt . ... Major league affiliations National League (1876–present) East Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 3, 21, 35, 41, 42, 44 Name Atlanta Braves (1966–present) Milwaukee Braves (1953-1965) Boston Braves (1941-1952) Boston Bees (1936-1940) Boston Braves (1912-1935) Boston Rustlers (1911) Boston Doves (1907-1910) Boston...


Before this, the 1998 Atlanta Braves and 1999 New York Mets were the only baseball teams to go down 0-3 in a series and force a Game 6, but neither of them won that game. This year in baseball 1995 - 1996 - 1997 - 1998 - 1999 - 2000 - 2001 - 2002 - 2003 - 2004 - 2005 Events January-March January 5 - Don Sutton, a 324-game winner is elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame on his fifth try. ... Major league affiliations National League (1876–present) East Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 3, 21, 35, 41, 42, 44 Name Atlanta Braves (1966–present) Milwaukee Braves (1953-1965) Boston Braves (1941-1952) Boston Bees (1936-1940) Boston Braves (1912-1935) Boston Rustlers (1911) Boston Doves (1907-1910) Boston... The following are the baseball events of the year 1999 throughout the world. ... Major league affiliations National League (1962–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 14, 37, 41, 42 Name New York Mets (1962–present) Other nicknames The Amazin Mets, The Amazins, The Metropolitans, The Kings of Queens Ballpark Shea Stadium (1964–present) Polo Grounds (1962–1963) Major league...

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 R H E
New York 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 12 1
Boston 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 5 13 1

WP: Tim Wakefield (1-0)  LP: Esteban Loaiza (0-1)  
HRs:  NYY – Bernie Williams (1)  Bos – David Ortiz (2) Timothy Stephen Wakefield (born August 2, 1966 in Melbourne, Florida) is a right-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball who has played with the Boston Red Sox since 1995. ... Esteban Antonio Loaiza [lo-EYE-sa] (born December 31, 1971 in Tijuana, Mexico) is a Major League Baseball starting pitcher who plays for the Oakland Athletics. ... Bernabé Bernie Williams Figueroa (born September 13, 1968, in San Juan, Puerto Rico) is a Major League Baseball outfielder and a guitar-playing jazz recording artist. ... David Ortiz (IPA , or roughly or-TEES, according to Latin American pronunciation) (born November 18, 1975 in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, as David Américo Ortiz Arias), is a Major League Baseball designated hitter who plays for the Boston Red Sox (since 2003). ...

Game 6

Alex Rodriguez's interference, in game six.

Game 6 was held on Tuesday, October 19 at Yankee Stadium. The starting pitchers were Curt Schilling of the Red Sox and Jon Lieber of the Yankees. The teams played the first few innings scoreless, but in the fourth inning Boston struck first on a two-out single by Jason Varitek which drove in Kevin Millar. Then Mark Bellhorn, who had struggled the entire series, drove a pitch into the left field stands. The ball struck a fan in the chest and it dropped back onto the field. Left field umpire Jim Joyce signaled that the ball was still in play. Boston manager Terry Francona ran onto the field to argue the ruling. The officiating crew huddled and ultimately overruled the call. Bellhorn had a three-run home run and the Red Sox had a 4-0 lead. Schilling, still injured from the ALDS and Game 1, pitched seven strong innings, allowing only one run on a Bernie Williams home run. To help stabilize the tendon in his ankle, Red Sox doctors had placed three sutures connecting the skin with ligament and deep connective tissue next to the bone, effectively creating a wall of tissue to keep the peroneal tendon from disrupting Schilling's pitching mechanics. By the end of his performance, Schilling's white sock was partially soaked in blood, and he said later that he was completely exhausted. Alex Rodriguez commits offensive interference on Bronson Arroyos tag attempt as Doug Mientkiewicz converges on the play (AP) This work is copyrighted. ... Alex Rodriguez commits offensive interference on Bronson Arroyos tag attempt as Doug Mientkiewicz converges on the play (AP) This work is copyrighted. ... is the 292nd day of the year (293rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Curtis Montague (Curt) Schilling (born November 14, 1966 in Anchorage, Alaska) is an American Major League Baseball right-handed starting pitcher for the Boston Red Sox. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Jason Andrew Varitek (born April 11, 1972) is an American baseball player born in Rochester, Michigan. ... Kevin Charles Millar (Born:September 24, 1971, in Los Angeles, California) is a professional designated hitter/first baseman who plays for the Baltimore Orioles and was a member of the 2004 World Series champions Boston Red Sox. ... Mark Christian Bellhorn (born August 23, 1974 at South Shore Hospital in Weymouth, Massachusetts) is a second baseman for the Cincinnati Redss Triple-A affiliate the Louisville Bats and has also played with the Oakland Athletics (1997-98, 2000-01), Chicago Cubs (2002-03), Colorado Rockies (2003), Boston Red... In sports, an umpire is an official appointed to rule on plays and procedure. ... Terry Jon Tito Francona (born April 22, 1959, in Aberdeen, South Dakota) is a Major League Baseball manager. ... In Major League Baseball, the American League Division Series (ALDS) determines which two teams from the American League will advance to the American League Championship Series. ... Bernabé Bernie Williams Figueroa (born September 13, 1968, in San Juan, Puerto Rico) is a Major League Baseball outfielder and a guitar-playing jazz recording artist. ... For other uses, see Suture (disambiguation). ... The muscle peroneus longus (also known as fibularis longus) is a superficial muscle in the human leg, and acts to evert and plantar flex the ankle. ...


Bronson Arroyo took the mound for Boston in the eighth and, with one out, allowed a Miguel Cairo double. Derek Jeter singled him in to close the gap to 4-2, before the series' most controversial play yet. Alex Rodriguez grounded the ball to Arroyo, who picked up the ball and ran to the baseline to tag Rodríguez out, but the Yankee slapped Arroyo's arm, knocking the ball loose. While the ball rolled down the baseline, Rodríguez went to second and Jeter scored. After another long conversation among the umpires, Rodríguez was called out for interference and Jeter was ordered back to first, thus wiping out the score. The Red Sox got out of the inning without further damage. Bronson Anthony Arroyo [ah-ROY-yoh] (born February 24, 1977 in Key West, Florida), is a popular Major League Baseball right-handed pitcher for the Cincinnati Reds and a rock musician. ... Miguel Jesús Cairo ({IPA2|ˈkaiɾo}}; a. ... Derek Sanderson Jeter (born June 26, 1974 in Pequannock, New Jersey) is an American Major League Baseball player. ... Alexander Emmanuel Alex Rodriguez (born July 27, 1975, in New York, New York), commonly nicknamed A-Rod, is a Dominican-American baseball infielder. ... Alex Rodriguez commits interference, 2004 In baseball, interference is an infraction where a person illegally changes the course of play from what is expected. ...


Image File history File links Police positioned along the sidelines in Game 6 of the 2004 ALCS File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ...


The call incensed Yankee fans, who were already irate over the home run call in the fourth. As Torre and Rodríguez continued to frenetically argue with the umpires, many fans began to throw balls and other debris onto the field. Boston manager Terry Francona pulled his players from the field to protect them. After a delay, order was restored when NYPD officers took the field in riot gear. The presence of riot police on the field for a full inning was unprecedented in American professional sports and reflected the chaotic environment that evening. With that background, the Red Sox were retired in the top of the ninth. After Keith Foulke came in for the bottom of the ninth, Matsui and Sierra walked, bringing Tony Clark to the plate as the potential pennant-winning run, but Clark struck out swinging on a full count to end the game. Terry Jon Tito Francona (born April 22, 1959, in Aberdeen, South Dakota) is a Major League Baseball manager. ... The New York City Police Department (NYPD) , the largest police department in the United States, has primary responsibility for law enforcement and investigation within the five boroughs of New York City. ... Keith Charles Foulke [FOLK] (born October 19, 1972 in Ellsworth AFB, South Dakota) is a retired Major League relief pitcher. ... In baseball, a full count is the condition of a batter having exactly two strikes and exactly three balls. ...


The Red Sox, the 26th team in Major League Baseball playoff history to face a 3-0 series deficit, became the first one to force a Game Seven. Only two North American professional sports teams, both in the National Hockey League, had ever made up a 3-0 deficit to actually win a 7-game series: the 1942 Toronto Maple Leafs and the 1975 New York Islanders. “NHL” redirects here. ... For other uses, see Toronto Maple Leafs (disambiguation). ... The New York Islanders are a professional ice hockey team based in Uniondale, New York, a hamlet located on Long Island. ...


For inspiration for their ALCS comeback, the Red Sox sat around Yankee Stadium's visitors' clubhouse prior to Game 7 watching Miracle, the Kurt Russell movie about the 1980 U.S. men's gold-medal hockey team. Miracle (2004) is an American biographical sports film about an event that took place during the 1980 Winter Olympics, dubbed the Miracle on Ice, involving the United States mens hockey team, which was largely made up of college hockey players, lead by player-turned-head coach, Herb Brooks, that... Kurt Vogel Russell (born March 17, 1951) is an American actor. ... The 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team celebrates the goal that led them to victory over the USSR. The Miracle on Ice is the popular nickname for the mens ice hockey game in the 1980 Olympic Winter Games, in which a team of amateur and collegiate players from the...

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Boston 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 11 0
New York 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 6 0

WP: Curt Schilling (1-1)  LP: Jon Lieber (1-1)  SV: Keith Foulke (1)  
HRs:  Bos – Mark Bellhorn (1)  NYY – Bernie Williams (2) Curtis Montague (Curt) Schilling (born November 14, 1966 in Anchorage, Alaska) is an American Major League Baseball right-handed starting pitcher for the Boston Red Sox. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Keith Charles Foulke [FOLK] (born October 19, 1972 in Ellsworth AFB, South Dakota) is a retired Major League relief pitcher. ... Mark Christian Bellhorn (born August 23, 1974 at South Shore Hospital in Weymouth, Massachusetts) is a second baseman for the Cincinnati Redss Triple-A affiliate the Louisville Bats and has also played with the Oakland Athletics (1997-98, 2000-01), Chicago Cubs (2002-03), Colorado Rockies (2003), Boston Red... Bernabé Bernie Williams Figueroa (born September 13, 1968, in San Juan, Puerto Rico) is a Major League Baseball outfielder and a guitar-playing jazz recording artist. ...

Game 7

October 20: Game 7 began at 8:30 p.m. in the evening on Wednesday, October 20, 2004 at Yankee Stadium. The starting pitchers were Derek Lowe for the Red Sox versus Kevin Brown for the Yankees. The game started on a strong note for the Red Sox, despite Johnny Damon being thrown out at the plate, with a two-run homer in the first inning from David Ortiz. In the second, the Sox loaded the bases against Brown, causing Yankees manager Joe Torre to remove him and put in Javier Vázquez to face Johnny Damon. Damon hammered Vázquez' first pitch into the right-field seats for a grand slam and the rout was on. Damon also added a two-run homer in the fourth. Damon had three hits in the game after only three hits in the rest of the series. Boston also enjoyed a solid performance from their starting pitcher, Derek Lowe, who allowed only one run and one hit in six innings of work. Pedro Martinez came on in the seventh inning to loud chants of "Who's Your Daddy?", which worsened as he gave up a sequence of hits and two runs. He eventually raised the velocity of his fastball to the mid-90s and shut down the rally. Mike Timlin and Alan Embree finished out the game. At 12:01 a.m., on October 21st, Ruben Sierra hit a groundball to second baseman Pokey Reese, who threw to first baseman Doug Mientkiewicz to finish the unprecedented comeback. The Red Sox won 10-3, becoming the first team in Major League Baseball history to win a seven-game series after being down three games to none. David Ortiz was named the series MVP. is the 293rd day of the year (294th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Pokey Reese, born Calvin Reese, Jr. ...

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Boston 2 4 0 2 0 0 0 1 1 10 13 0
New York 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 3 5 1

WP: Derek Lowe (1-0)  LP: Kevin Brown (0-1)  
HRs:  Bos – David Ortiz (3), Johnny Damon 2 (3), Mark Bellhorn (2) Derek Christopher Lowe (born June 1, 1973 in Dearborn, Michigan) is a Major League Baseball pitcher for the Los Angeles Dodgers. ... James Kevin (Kevin) Brown (born March 14, 1965) is a former Major League Baseball right-handed starting pitcher. ... David Ortiz (IPA , or roughly or-TEES, according to Latin American pronunciation) (born November 18, 1975 in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, as David Américo Ortiz Arias), is a Major League Baseball designated hitter who plays for the Boston Red Sox (since 2003). ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Mark Christian Bellhorn (born August 23, 1974 at South Shore Hospital in Weymouth, Massachusetts) is a second baseman for the Cincinnati Redss Triple-A affiliate the Louisville Bats and has also played with the Oakland Athletics (1997-98, 2000-01), Chicago Cubs (2002-03), Colorado Rockies (2003), Boston Red...

Quotes of the Series

"They are down, 3-0, after last night's 19-8 rout, and, in this sport, that is an official death sentence. Soon it will be over, and we will spend another dreary winter lamenting this and lamenting that." Bob Ryan, page E1 of the October 17 Boston Globe. For the Washington, DC meteorologist, see Bob Ryan (meteorologist). ... The Boston Globe is the most widely-circulated daily newspaper in Boston, Massachusetts and in the greater New England region. ...


"Red Sox are three outs away from being swept out of the American League Championship Series for the first time since 1988"--Joe Buck (Fox) opening of the bottom of the 9th of Game 4. In Major League Baseball, the American League Championship Series (ALCS), played in October, is a playoff round that determines the winner of the American League pennant. ...


"Ortiz into deep right field. Back is Sheffield! We'll see ya later tonight!"--Joe Buck (Fox) calling Red Sox David Ortiz' game winning 12th inning two-run home run in Game 4. David Ortiz (IPA , or roughly or-TEES, according to Latin American pronunciation) (born November 18, 1975 in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, as David Américo Ortiz Arias), is a Major League Baseball designated hitter who plays for the Boston Red Sox (since 2003). ...


"Damon hits it in the air to right field. Sheffield back, in the corner, AT THE WALL, A GRAND SLAM! Johnny Damon. And the Red Sox, have blown it open early!" -- Joe Buck (Fox) calling Johnny Damon's Grand Slam in the 2nd inning of Game 7.


"Damon rounding third... and he can keep on running to New York. Game 6 tomorrow night." Joe Buck (Fox) as Johnny Damon scored on David Ortiz' single to win Game 5 for Boston


"He didn't do it again, did he? Yes, he did!"-- Tim McCarver's (Fox) call in Game 5 after David Ortiz keeps his Red Sox alive to force the Series back to New York for Game 6.


''Curt Schilling's performance tonight will long live in New England baseball lore." -- Tim McCarver (Fox) calling Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling's heroic pitching outing with his sutured ankle and bloody sock in Game 6. Curtis Montague (Curt) Schilling (born November 14, 1966 in Anchorage, Alaska) is an American Major League Baseball right-handed starting pitcher for the Boston Red Sox. ...


"This would be the fifth pennant for the Red Sox, since that 1918 season.(Ball hit into play) Here it is. (Pokey) Reese. The Boston Red Sox have won the Pennant." -- Joe Buck (Fox) calling the final out of the 2004 American League Championship Series. Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... In Major League Baseball, the American League Championship Series (ALCS), played in October, is a playoff round that determines the winner of the American League pennant. ...


"Go spread the news alright" --Tim McCarver (FOX) while "Theme from New York, New York" by Liza Minelli plays over the PA at Yankee Stadium while the Red Sox celebrate on the field after winning the pennant. Theme from New York, New York (or just New York, New York) is the theme song from the 1977 Martin Scorsese film New York, New York. ... Liza Minnelli (born March 12, 1946) is an American actress and singer. ... This is about the stadium the New York Yankees currently play in. ...


"This is the greatest story Baseball ever told."- Tim Kurkjian, ESPN Baseball Analyst Tim Kurkjian, (born December 10, 1956) in Bethesda, Maryland. ... ESPN/ESPN-DT, formerly an acronym for Entertainment and Sports Programming Network, is an [[United States|Amer<nowiki>Insert non-formatted text here--68. ...


Records

  • The Red Sox set a Major League postseason record by winning 8 straight postseason games (4 straight in the ALCS and 4 consecutive games in the World Series).
  • Game 3 was the longest nine-inning postseason game in history, a 4 hour and 20 minute contest.
  • In Game 3 Yankee left fielder Hideki Matsui had five hits and five RBIs, tying an American League Championship Series record.
  • Game 5 was the longest Major League postseason game in history at 5 hours and 49 minutes until Game 4 of the 2005 National League Division Series between the Houston Astros and the Atlanta Braves which lasted 5 hours and 50 minutes.
  • David Ortiz becomes the first player to hit two walk-off HRs in the same postseason, 2004 American League Division Series Game 3 and 2004 ALCS Game 4. (Source:MLB.com)
  • The 2004 Red Sox became only the third team in any major American sport (first baseball team) to win a best-of-seven series after trailing three games to none. The other two both came from the NHL: the 1942 Toronto Maple Leafs and 1975 New York Islanders. See "External Link" below.

The 2005 National League Division Series (NLDS), the opening round of the 2005 National League playoffs, began on Tuesday, October 4, and ended on Sunday, October 9, with the champions of the three NL divisions – along with a wild card team – participating in two best-of-five series. ... Major league affiliations National League (1962–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 5, 24, 25, 32, 33, 34, 40, 42, 49 Name Houston Astros (1965–present) Houston Colt . ... Major league affiliations National League (1876–present) East Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 3, 21, 35, 41, 42, 44 Name Atlanta Braves (1966–present) Milwaukee Braves (1953-1965) Boston Braves (1941-1952) Boston Bees (1936-1940) Boston Braves (1912-1935) Boston Rustlers (1911) Boston Doves (1907-1910) Boston... David Ortiz (IPA , or roughly or-TEES, according to Latin American pronunciation) (born November 18, 1975 in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, as David Américo Ortiz Arias), is a Major League Baseball designated hitter who plays for the Boston Red Sox (since 2003). ... In the 2004 American League Division Series, the Boston Red Sox swept the Anaheim Angels in 3 games, and the New York Yankees defeated the Minnesota Twins 3 games to 1. ... MLB.com is the official site of Major League Baseball. ... NHL can also be an abbreviation for National Historic Landmark or Non-Hodgkins lymphoma. ... For other uses, see Toronto Maple Leafs (disambiguation). ... The New York Islanders are a professional ice hockey team based in Uniondale, New York, a hamlet located on Long Island. ...

Trivia

  • Ortiz's second walk off hit of the 2004 ALCS, a single (game 5), came less than 23 hours after his first, a home run (game 4) - (October 17-18, 2004). (Talkin' Bout My Generation From David Finer Source: boston.about.com)
  • In Game 3 the teams combined for 37 hits and 20 extra base hits.
  • This is the third time the Red Sox and Yankees have faced each other in the best-of-seven American league Championship Series, and the first time the Red Sox have ever beaten the Yankees in a postseason series since the League Championship Series started in 1969. The two previous meetings were in 1999 and 2003.
  • This series was the first time Yankee closer Mariano Rivera has blown saves in back-to-back postseason games.
  • Alex Rodriguez slapping the ball out of Bronson Arroyo's glove has been made fun of on the internet with a digitally altered picture of A-Rod with a purse slapping it out of his glove. There is another image digitally altered to show A-Rod wearing the Hamburger Helper glove.

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References in pop culture

Stewart: "They have the Yankees where they want 'em? Rob, it's over. The Red Sox beat the Yankees. ...
Corddry (interrupting): "Don't, don't, don't, don't, don't, don't, don't, don't, don't, Jon, Jon, Jon, you're gonna jinx it, man. You're gonna jinx it! Something could still happen. Umm, there could be a forfeit. Or the pennant could go through Buckner's legs, I don't know. Derek Jeter could fly counterclockwise around the Earth really, really fast until it's the night before like Superman did. It's the Yankees, Jon. They're always pulling s--- like that." [1]

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The Top 5 Reasons You Can't Blame...

In August of 2006, ESPN Classic aired the The Top 5 Reasons You Can't Blame... the New York Yankees for blowing a 3 games to none lead in the 2004 ALCS. Here are the reasons: ESPN Classic features reruns of famous sporting events, sports documentaries, and sports themed movies. ... The Top 5 Reasons You Cant Blame. ...

  • 5. Do You Believe in Miracles? Yes! - The Miracle on Ice inspired the Red Sox to come from behind. The team watched Miracle before Game 4, and members of the Miracle hockey team called the Red Sox to lend their personal support.
  • 4. Grady Little - Many feel that Grady Little's managerial style cost the Red Sox the 2003 ALCS, and his replacement in the 2003 off-season prevented a similar collapse from happening again.
  • 3. The Splendid Splinter - The repositioning of Fenway Park for Ted Williams paid off in Game 5 when Ruben Sierra was on first and Tony Clark ripped a ground rule double to right field that almost kicked off the wall but instead bounced into the seats. If it had kicked off the wall, Sierra would have easily scored, thus giving the Yankees the lead.
  • 2. Frankenstein's Monster - This metaphor is used to describe the procedure by Dr. Bill Morgan on Curt Schilling's ankle. Without Schilling, the Red Sox would not have reached Game 7.
  • 1. Big Papi - If the Minnesota Twins had not decided to cut David Ortiz loose, he would not have become the hero of the Red Sox. He drove in 11 runs and had two game-winning hits.

The Best of the Rest included: A miracle, derived from the old Latin word miraculum meaning something wonderful, is a striking interposition of divine intervention by God in the universe by which the ordinary course and operation of Nature is overruled, suspended, or modified. ... The 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team celebrates the goal that led them to victory over the USSR. The Miracle on Ice is the popular nickname for the final round of ice hockey competition in the 1980 Olympic Winter Games, in which a team of amateur and collegiate players from... The Boston Red Sox are a Major League Baseball team located in Boston, Massachusetts. ... Miracle (2004) is an American biographical sports film about the United States mens hockey team, led by head coach, Herb Brooks, that won the gold medal in the 1980 Winter Olympics. ... William Grady Little (born March 30, 1950 in Abilene, Texas) is a manager in Major League Baseball. ... Theodore Samuel Williams (August 30, 1918 – July 5, 2002), best known as Ted Williams, nicknamed The Kid, the Splendid Splinter, Teddy Ballgame and The Thumper, was an American left fielder in Major League Baseball. ... Rubén Angel Sierra García (born October 6, 1965 in Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico) is a Major League Baseball right fielder/designated hitter. ... Tony Clark, born Anthony Christopher Clark (June 15, 1972 in Newton, Kansas) is a Major League Baseball first baseman who plays for the Arizona Diamondbacks (since 2005). ... Boris Karloff as Frankensteins Monster in Frankenstein (1931). ... David Ortiz (IPA , or roughly or-TEES, according to Latin American pronunciation) (born November 18, 1975 in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, as David Américo Ortiz Arias), is a Major League Baseball designated hitter who plays for the Boston Red Sox (since 2003). ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 3, 6, 14, 29, 34, 42 Name Minnesota Twins (1961–present) Washington Nationals/Senators (1901-1960) Other nicknames The Twinkies Ballpark Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome 1982-present Metropolitan Stadium (1961-1981) Griffith Stadium (1911-1960...

  • The New Empire Strikes Back - The Red Sox decided to play the Yankees' game of gigantic spending: they acquired Curt Schilling and Keith Foulke in the 2003 off-season, who both made a difference in their run.
  • Hockey's Comeback Kings - Twice in the NHL it was proven that a 3 games to none deficit wasn't necessarily a death sentence. Red Sox manager Terry Francona used these examples to inspire the Sox, and further adapted the approach of the 1975 New York Islanders in their 0-3 comeback, approaching the monumental task inning by inning.

Curtis Montague (Curt) Schilling (born November 14, 1966 in Anchorage, Alaska) is an American Major League Baseball right-handed starting pitcher for the Boston Red Sox. ... Keith Charles Foulke [FOLK] (born October 19, 1972 in Ellsworth AFB, South Dakota) is a retired Major League relief pitcher. ... Terry Jon Tito Francona (born April 22, 1959, in Aberdeen, South Dakota) is a Major League Baseball manager. ... Year 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The New York Islanders are a professional ice hockey team based in Uniondale, New York, a hamlet located on Long Island. ...

References

  1. ^ http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/page3/story?page=lateword/041027

External links

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NL Playoff teams: Atlanta | Houston | Los Angeles | St. Louis The 2004 National League Championship Series was a Major League Baseball playoff series played from October 13 to 21 to determine the champion of the National League, between the Central Division champion St. ... The 2004 National League Division Series (NLDS), the opening round of the 2004 National League playoffs, began on Tuesday, October 5, and ended on Monday, October 11, with the champions of the three NL divisions – along with a wild card team – participating in two best-of-five series. ... The National League of Professional Baseball Clubs, or simply the National League, is the older of two leagues constituting Major League Baseball in the United States and Canada and the worlds oldest extant professional team sports league. ... Major league affiliations National League (1876–present) East Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 3, 21, 35, 41, 42, 44 Name Atlanta Braves (1966–present) Milwaukee Braves (1953-1965) Boston Braves (1941-1952) Boston Bees (1936-1940) Boston Braves (1912-1935) Boston Rustlers (1911) Boston Doves (1907-1910) Boston... Major league affiliations National League (1962–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 5, 24, 25, 32, 33, 34, 40, 42, 49 Name Houston Astros (1965–present) Houston Colt . ... Major league affiliations National League (1890–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 2, 4, 19, 20, 24, 32, 39, 42, 53 Name Los Angeles Dodgers (1958–present) Brooklyn Dodgers (1932-1957) Brooklyn Robins (1914-1931) Brooklyn Dodgers (1911-1912) Brooklyn Superbas (1899-1910), (1913) Brooklyn Grooms... Major league affiliations National League (1892–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 2, 6, 9, 14, 17, 20, 42, 42, 45, 85 Name St. ...


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