Red Sox DH David Ortiz and his son D’Angelo watch a fly ball in the outfield before the start of a spring training Game against the Pirates. Can Ortiz, entering his 16th season, match his 2010 totals of 29 home runs and 96 RBIs in 2012? (J. Meric/Getty Images)
GALLERY: Rare Photos of David OrtizVERDUCCI: My 2012 preview with projected records and predictionsCORCORAN: Predicting who will win baseball’s awards in 2012

Red Sox DH David Ortiz and his son D’Angelo watch a fly ball in the outfield before the start of a spring training Game against the Pirates. Can Ortiz, entering his 16th season, match his 2010 totals of 29 home runs and 96 RBIs in 2012? (J. Meric/Getty Images)

GALLERY: Rare Photos of David Ortiz
VERDUCCI: My 2012 preview with projected records and predictions
CORCORAN: Predicting who will win baseball’s awards in 2012

Red Sox DH David Ortiz celebrates with teammates after hitting a 12th inning, game-winning home run against the Yankees in Game 4 of the 2004 American League Championship Series. The home run sparked the Red Sox, who went onto win the next three games and pull of the greatest playoff comeback in baseball history. Sports Illustrated is teaming up with HBO on a new series called Sport in America. Click the link below to submit your memory of the best comeback in sports history. (REUTERS/Shaun Best)
SPECIAL FEATURE: Tell us your story for HBO’s Sport in America seriesSI VAULT: Red Sox-Yankees slug it out in contentious ALCS (10.25.04)

Red Sox DH David Ortiz celebrates with teammates after hitting a 12th inning, game-winning home run against the Yankees in Game 4 of the 2004 American League Championship Series. The home run sparked the Red Sox, who went onto win the next three games and pull of the greatest playoff comeback in baseball history. Sports Illustrated is teaming up with HBO on a new series called Sport in America. Click the link below to submit your memory of the best comeback in sports history. (REUTERS/Shaun Best)

SPECIAL FEATURE: Tell us your story for HBO’s Sport in America series
SI VAULT: Red Sox-Yankees slug it out in contentious ALCS (10.25.04)