Awards and Recognition with Boston
All-Star Game MVP Award, 2008
Memorable Moments for J.D. Drew
- 15 July 2008 - Representing Boston, outfielder J.D. Drew hits a two-run home run and wins MVP honors as the American League, managed by Red Sox skipper Terry Francona, bests the National League 4-3 in 15 innings at Yankee Stadium.
- 3 October 2008 - With a 7-5 win over the Angels in Game Two of the ALDS, Boston's playoff winning streak against the Los Angeles franchise extends to 11 games, dating back to Gave Five of the 1986 ALCS. J.D. Drew's two-run home run in the top of the ninth is the difference after Boston fails to hold an early 5-1 lead.
- 16 October 2008 - Down 7-0 with two outs in the seventh, Boston stages the largest comeback in a American League playoff game, winning 8-7 over Tampa Bay in Game Five of the ALCS thanks in part to home runs from David Ortiz and J.D. Drew. The game ends when Drew's ground-rule double scores Kevin Youkilis from second base with two outs in the ninth.
- 4 June 2011 - J.D. Drew singles home Carl Crawford in the 14th inning to give the Red Sox a 9-8 win over the Athletics at Fenway Park. Oakland had rallied with four runs in the top of the ninth off closer Jonathan Papelbon and had taken a brief 8-7 lead in the top of the 11th, but back-to-back doubles in the bottom of the frame from Jarrod Saltamaachia and Jacoby Ellsbury allows for the eventual walk-off hit from Drew.