Boston Red Sox

Oct 28, 2018; Los Angeles, CA: Boston Red Sox pitcher David Price celebrates with the Commissioner's Trophy after the Boston Red Sox defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers in game five to win the 2018 World Series at Dodger Stadium. (Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports)

Oct 28, 2018; Los Angeles, CA: Boston Red Sox pitcher David Price celebrates with the Commissioner’s Trophy after the Boston Red Sox defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers in game five to win the 2018 World Series at Dodger Stadium. (Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports)

At 33 years old and after a career of postseason failures, Boston Red Sox lefty David Price stands atop baseball’s mountain.

Finally, a World Series champion, Price was a huge factor in the Red Sox capturing their first title since 2013 by way of a pair of dominating World Series starts (and a strong start in the ALCS-clinching win over the defending champs last round).

But that fact alone didn’t leave Price a gleefully sobbing mess after Boston’s Game 5 victory in Los Angeles. That instead came when a member of the media asked the veteran lefty how important it is to be a good teammate.

“A lot,” Price said when asked what being a good teammate means to him. “I mean, this is a game we get to play. It’s the relationships that you make while you do this, while you play this game that — that’s what makes this game so special.”

A fiercely loyal teammate, Price’s influence within the Red Sox clubhouse has never been a negative to his teammates, even when No. 24 found himself under fire from fans following an on-plane incident with NESN’s Dennis Eckersley last season.

“We’re World Series champs,” Price said with a smile. “That’s special. This is a very special team.

“We rallied together all year long starting in Spring Training. So we’ll see them all at that duck boat.”