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Johnny Damon switches sides, joins Yankees

Originally Published: September 19, 2004
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Johnny Damon

Johnny Damon proved to be the ignitor at the top of the Boston Red Sox lineup. He routinely got on base to set up the big sluggers Manny Ramirez and David Ortiz. He perfectly filled the role of a leadoff hitter. In Red Sox Nation, he will forever be remembered for being a part of Boston's curse-breaking, World Series championship team of 2004. His grand slam in the second inning against the New York Yankees in Game 7 of the 2004 ALCS put the finishing ...

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