Dave Roberts, Bill Mueller Recall Famous 2004 ALCS Steal (Video)


Outfielder Dave Roberts is responsible for what is considered the turning point in the Boston Red Sox’s 2004 postseason.

Roberts was acquired by the Red Sox at the trade deadline and wasn’t really seen as a key player. But he was known for his incredible speed.

So when first baseman Kevin Millar walked in the ninth inning of Game 4 of the ALCS against the New York Yankees with the Sox down 4-3 and on the brink of elimination, it was clear what Roberts had to do.

Roberts stole second with third baseman Bill Mueller at the plate, and Mueller knocked him in on a single, tying the game that the Sox would go on to win in the 12th inning.

Roberts and Mueller joined forces to talk about those tense moments as they awaited the fleet-footed outfielder’s moment to take off. Check out what they had to say in the video above.

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