Bill Mueller retired today. For those unaware, “Billy Ballgame” was an absolute workhorse who played hurt and played hard. He was the AL batting champion in 2003 and got one of the most important hits in Red Sox history in game 4 of the ALCS. He singled off of Mariano Rivera in the bottom of the 9th and tied the score, where ultimately David Ortiz would hit a walk-off home run and send the series to game 5 (In case you’re being held prisoner with Jack on Lost, the Sox would eventually win the series in 7 games).
Anyway, Bill Mueller was a classy player. Also, he’s a Christian. I have an autographed baseball card that he hands out that has testimony on the back.
To Bill I say, “Thanks for helping make the dream of millions of Bostonians come true on October 27th, 2004.”