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Hall of Fame: David Ortiz


DAVID ORTIZ “Big Papi”

Born: November 18, 1975 in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Position: Designated Hitter

Bats: Right / Throws: Right

Hall of Fame induction: 2022

Teams: Minnesota Twins (6 years, 1997-2002), Boston Red Sox (14 years, 2003-2016)

MLB debut: September 2, 1997

One of the most feared hitters of his generation, Ortiz’s 541 career home runs ranks 17th all-time list and his 1,768 RBI is 22nd all-time. Among designated hitters, he is the all-time leader in home runs (485), RBI (1,569), and hits (2,192). One of the greatest clutch hitters in history, Ortiz had 11 career walk-off home runs in the regular season and two in the postseason. Ortiz won three World Series with the Red Sox (2004, 2007 and 2013). He hit 17 HR in the postseason and won the 2004 ALCS MVP and 2013 World Series MVP.

Career: 

Batting average: .286

Home runs: 541

RBI: 1,768

Hits: 2,472

OPS: .931

Highlights:

AL Home Run leader: 2006

AL RBI leader: 2005, 2006

Silver Slugger Award (7): 2004-2007, 2011, 2013, 2016

All-Star (10): 2004-2008, 2010-2013, 2016

 

Photo: Leth428 — Under Creative Commons License

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