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Ortiz's heroics ignited record-setting comeback

Updated: October 21, 2004, 12:50 PM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- The biggest comeback in postseason baseball history began when David Ortiz had one of the greatest days in baseball history.

The Boston Red Sox were on the verge of elimination, trailing the New York Yankees 3-0 in the best-of-seven AL Championship Series, when Ortiz hit a game-winning homer in the 12th inning to end the fourth game at 1:22 a.m Monday. In Game 5 -- later that same calendar day -- he fisted a broken-bat blooper into center field in the 14th inning ...

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