Some people say that the Grand Slam by Big Papi that tied Game Two of the ALCS, just when things had hit their low point, was the greatest moment of the 2013 season–maybe even any season. Is his Grand Slam % the highest on the team in 2013?
The Grand Slam Home Run is the offensive jackpot in baseball, so how do the Red Sox fare when the “ducks are on the pond”?
Oct 12, 2013; Boston, MA, USA; Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz (34) celebrates hitting a grand slam during the eighth inning in game two of the American League Championship Series baseball game against the Detroit Tigers at Fenway Park. Mandatory Credit: Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports
Five batting order regulars are at .364 or above, but there are three batters ahead of Big Papi:
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