Originally written on i70baseball  |  Last updated 7/13/13
As Major League Baseball heads into the All-Star break two players stood out for me personally this week. Being a former pitcher, surprisingly neither of them are pitchers. Instead, they are two hitters from the American League, Mike Trout and David Ortiz. First, there is David Ortiz. Big Papi this week became the leader in hits by a designated hitter. Ortiz is 37 years old and still going strong. It was just a few seasons ago when Ortiz looked to be at the end of a big career. He was hampered by injury and a contract was ending. But the Red Sox Nation resigned one of their faces of the organization and stood by their DH. Remember when Ortiz broke into the league in 1997 as a Minnesota Twin? After six seasons he moved over to Yawkey Way and became a star. He is a two time World Series Champion and in 2004 carried the Red Sox through that epic playoff series against the Yankees. It was that series where the Sox were down 3 games to 0, and then just so happened to win 4 games in a ro...
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