David Ortiz Sent Torii Hunter Flying Over The Bullpen 6 Years Ago Tonight

Sunday night October 13, 2013, Red Sox Nation was nervous. The Red Sox were down 1 game to 0 in the ALCS against the Detroit Tigers, and in danger of losing again down 5-1.

That's when David Ortiz stepped up to the plate in the eighth inning, and he was struggling, he was 0-for-6 with four strikeouts in the series. The Red Sox had the bases loaded with two outs. The Tigers, not taking any chances, brought in their closer, Joaquin Benoit, who had held Ortiz without an extra-base hit in 27 career plate appearances. He was looking for something offspeed. He got a changeup. And Papi hit a line drive over the right-field wall and into the Red Sox bullpen for a grand slam. Tiger outfielder Torii Hunter made a leap for the ball, carrying him over the bullpen wall. Just as we all started to hold our breath, Boston police officer Steve Horgan, "The Bullpen Cop," raised his hands in celebration as Torii Hunter's legs flew up in the air, and the Fenway crowd exploded! Boston went on to win, 6-5, to even the series, then go on to win the World Series.

Remember watching this incredible Boston sports history moment?

 
 
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