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David Ortiz Shares His Most Memorable Red Sox Moment on Hall of Fame Night

Adam Taylor McKillop
David Ortiz revealed his most memorable Boston Red Sox moment on the night he was elected to Baseball's Hall of Fame.
David Ortiz revealed his most memorable Boston Red Sox moment on the night he was elected to Baseball's Hall of Fame. / Joseph Garnett Jr./GettyImages

The 2022 MLB season may seem ages away, but that didn't stop Boston Red Sox nation from celebrating wildly on Tuesday night. Red Sox legend David Ortiz was officially elected to Baseball's Hall of Fame, the lone member of the 2022 class.

Big Papi is best remembered for his clutch gene, something that's hard to quantify, but you know it when you see it. With the game on the line, there was nobody Boston would rather see at the plate than Ortiz.

As detailed by Jen McCaffrey of The Athletic, Ortiz spent time on his election night to remember some of his greatest Red Sox memories and his most clutch hits. He even picked one moment as his "most memorable hit" and the answer may come as sort of a surprise.

David Ortiz Hall of Fame

It's difficult to pick a single moment, considering he won three World Series during a 14-year run in Boston, on top of an insane career stat line of 541 home runs, 10 All-Star Games and 1,768 RBIs.

Ortiz picked his most memorable moment as the clutch grand slam he knocked in Game 2 of the 2013 ALCS against the Detroit Tigers. It wasn't a series-winning long ball, or even a true walk-off, but he remembers this moment fondly.

“It’s part of the Red Sox Hall of Fame. They added it right away. It was one of those moments that it’s hard to not talk about it. You know what I’m saying? We played the Detroit Tigers, one of the best teams in baseball at the time. You’re facing (Max) Scherzer, he’s dealing at his best and all of a sudden with one swing everything changed, and we end up winning it all.”

David Ortiz

Check out the video below if you'd like to relive this awesome Red Sox memory.

And, yes, this home run was undoubtedly clutch. The Red Sox had been no-hit by Max Scherzer until the 6th inning of that game before Ortiz' game-tying grand slam. Boston then went on to win 8 of 11 games and take home their third World Series title in a span of 10 years.

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