Congratulations to Ellsbury! The celebration at the plate last night was well deserved.
A lot of fan sites, including Joy of Sox and others, are reciting a stat that the last Red Sox player to deliver a walkoff RBI hit on consecutive days was Butch Hobson on Aug. 27-28, 1978. Sounds good, but . . . .
How are these fans forgetting October 2004?
On October 17, 2004, with the Sox down three games to zero against the Yankees in the ALCS, Big Papi hit a walkoff home run in the 12th inning. On October 18, in the fourteenth inning, he drove in Johnny Damon for the game winning RBI.
In any case, I'm glad to see Ellsbury following in Ortiz's (very large) footsteps!