David Ortiz's First Boston Red Sox Walk Off And The First Of Many For Big Papi?
And Bonus Question: What Year David Ortiz Hit His First Walk-Off As A Red Sox Player (Via The Boston Red Sox Official Twitter And Instagram Pages For Throwback Thursday This 2019)
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On Sept. 23, 2003, Ortiz cracked his first Red Sox walk-off homer. The blast off Kurt Ainsworth leading off the bottom of the 10th, gave Boston a 6-5 win over the Orioles.
As for his first walk-off hit of any kind: On July 26, 2003, David Ortiz’ notched his first walk-off hit as a member of the Red Sox. It was against the Yankees. With the score tied, 4-4, in the bottom of the ninth, Armando Benitez was on the mound for New York and Bill Mueller led off with a fly out. Jeremy Giambi then singled. As Jason Varitek struck out on a 3-2 pitch, Giambi stole second (his first career steal). Johnny Damon was intentionally walked. Manager Grady Little pulled Damian Jackson and, as a pinch-hitter, Ortiz slammed a 97-mph fastball off the Monster and the Sox won, 5-4.