Red Sox

Watch Kevin Millar homer in first professional at-bat in 7 years

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:

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.

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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.