2. Bill Mueller, 1/14/2003
Bill Mueller signed a two-year contract with the Red Sox in January 2013 after spending seven solid but not spectacular years with the San Francisco Giants and Chicago Cubs. He thrived with the Red Sox. In his first season with the team, he won the American League batting title and helped the Cowboy Up Red Sox come within one win of making the World Series.
In his second year, he would deliver key hits throughout including most importantly in the American League Championship Series. With the Red Sox down 3-0 in the series and three outs from elimination, it was Mueller facing off against the best closer in baseball history, Mariano Rivera. Mueller delivered the clutch hit that drove in Dave Roberts with the tying run.
The rest is history as the Red Sox would come back to beat the Yankees in the series and then beat the St.Louis Cardinals to win their first World Series Championship since 1918. Bill Mueller is a Red Sox legend and will never have to buy a beer in Boston again.