After 108 wins, including four in the World Series and 11 in the postseason overall, choosing one that captures the essence of the 2013 Red Sox is akin to locating the proverbial needle in a haystack.

But last Sunday night in St. Louis is the perfect place to start.
In rallying from an early one-run deficit and beating the Cardinals, 4-2, in Game 4 of the World Series at Busch Stadium, the Sox exhibited their trademark resilience, shrugging off an unprecedented and potentially crushing obstruction call that doomed them in the ninth inning only one night earlier. They also showed off their invaluable depth, as manager John Farrell used 17 players, including six pitchers, to nail down the first of three straight victories to clinch the championship.

Indeed, it was quintessential Red Sox.

Think about it: Was there anyone in any corner of the clubhouse who didn’t play a role in the Sox’ third title in 10 years? Since the beginning of September, when they pulled away from the pack in the AL East, even the most obscure players who wound up on the postseason roster had at least one meaningful contribution that merits a spot in the highlight video of a season that was as satisfying as any ever played in the 101-year history of Fenway Park.

And so, as the duck boats line up for another rolling rally tomorrow, here’s a look at the signature moment of each of the 25 Red Sox who appeared in the postseason:

David Ortiz
When it comes to the new Mr. October, it’s impossible to narrow it down to just one. But if we must, does it get any bigger than the game-tying grand slam against Tigers closer Joaquin Benoit in the eighth inning of Game 2 of the ALCS? Good luck finding a bigger hit all season.

Jon Lester
Leave it to Yale-educated reliever Craig Breslow to ask the only relevant question remaining about the redeemed Red Sox ace: “How many times can you throw the game of your life?” Lester did it five times, posting a 1.56 postseason ERA. And he saved his best for last, 72⁄3 solid innings in Game 5 in St. Louis.