VIDEO: Remembering When Jacoby Ellsbury Escaped This Insane 4-Man Pickle in the 2013 World Series

Tristan Jung
Jacoby Ellsbury made an amazing play during the 2013 World Series with the Boston Red Sox.
Jacoby Ellsbury made an amazing play during the 2013 World Series with the Boston Red Sox. / Jared Wickerham/Getty Images

The 2013 World Series was the culmination of a charmed year for the Boston Red Sox. Jacoby Ellsbury's miraculous escape from a rundown during the title-clinching Game 6 of the World Series was just the icing on the cake.

With the Red Sox already up, 6-0, and holding a 3-2 series edge on the St. Louis Cardinals, fans at Fenway Park were in a celebratory mood. In the bottom of the fifth inning, Jacoby Ellsbury got to first base on an error. However, he quickly fell victim to pickoff move by Cardinals reliever Kevin Siegrist.

Ellsbury was caught in a rundown between Matt Adams, Matt Carpenter, Daniel Descalso and Siegrist. Despite having four players chasing after him, Ellsbury managed to evade them all and slide back into the first base safely, to the delight of the crowd.

The lion's share of the blame should go to Matt Carpenter and Kevin Siegrist, who completely mishandled the final play to get Ellsbury out. Siegrist was too close to Ellsbury and Carpenter threw the ball a split-second too late, allowing Ellsbury to avoid a rather lame tag from Siegrist. Ellsbury's speed definitely played a big role here, but it was a giant screw-up for the Cardinals infield. T

While the play didn't lead to any runs, the Red Sox would go on to win the game 6-1 and clinch their third World Series title in 10 seasons. Ellsbury would infamously leave Boston that offseason and sign with the Yankees, only to spend most of his contract injured. He has not played a baseball game in two years, which is a shame.

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