Not for the first time in his career, Kevin Millar delivered in the clutch.
In his first (and only) at-bat back in professional baseball, the 45-year-old Red Sox legend smacked home run for the St. Paul Saints. Millar, who is a regular analyst on MLB Network, suited up for a single at-bat as part of the team’s 25th anniversary celebrations. And in truly dramatic form, Millar hit a home run:
— St. Paul Saints (@StPaulSaints) June 25, 2017
Millar was a member of the Minnesota-based International League team’s inaugural season in 1993. He used it as a springboard to his eventual career in Major League Baseball. And from 2003-2005, Millar was a notable member of the Red Sox.
In 2004, he hit 18 home runs, batting .297 as the team won its first World Series in 86 years. Famously, he helped Boston rally from an 0-3 deficit in that season’s American League Championship Series against the Yankees. His Game 4 walk in the 9th inning against Mariano Rivera set the stage for Dave Roberts, Bill Mueller and eventually David Ortiz.