Clutch Much? Debate rages over the existence of clutch hitters

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David Ortiz added to his October legend with a game-tying grand slam in ALCS Game 2.

David Ortiz added to his October legend with a game-tying grand slam in ALCS Game 2.

Un-clutch or unlucky? A short series isn't a reliable litmus test for a the existence of the clutch effect -- but then, little about baseball at this time of year is fair. A hit, you're a hero. An out, and you're the goat. That's the beauty and the cruelty of October.