Davis’ 2016 postseason won’t be forgotten in those parts, not after his extraordinary eighth-inning home run off Aroldis Chapman that tied Game 7 of the World Series.
No team knows the value of speed in the postseason more than the Red Sox, who benefited from Dave Roberts’ stolen base in Game 4 of the 2004 ALCS that ignited a comeback from a three-games-to-none deficit against the Yankees.
The Red Sox sought someone to replace injured Trot Nixon (the Jackie Bradley Jr. of 2004) and acquired Roberts for a minor-leaguer.
Roberts had 243, but his theft in the ALCS was the most memorable in a postseason since Jackie Robinson stole home in the opener of the 1955 World Series.
Roberts, pinch-running for Kevin Millar, scored the tying run on Bill Mueller’s single, and the Red Sox won in the 12th on David Ortiz’s homer.
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