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It’s no secret that David Ortiz can hit home runs.
To date, he’s knocked 430 baseballs out of the park and has cemented himself has one of the greatest sluggers in Red Sox history. Big Papi has played in all but nine of the Sox’ games this season since April 20, when he was activated off the disabled list, and this season he’s hitting .307 with 29 homers, 100 RBIs and 76 walks.
With one more home run, Ortiz will join some pretty elite Red Sx. NESN Nation’s Alison Smith gives the scoop in the above video.
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(Jim Rogash / Getty Images Sport)Once again, people were skeptical. A tough Achilles injury kept David Ortiz out for all but 9 games of the first month of the 2013 season. His age and inactivity made many question whether he'd be any kind of significant contributor to this year's team. Once again, Big Papi proved everyone wrong, having one of the most productive years of...
It was obvious after last season that the Red Sox needed to make wholesale changes. A certain foundation needed to remain intact, though, and Ben Cherington thus made the key decision to re-sign David Ortiz.
Ortiz, who turns 38 in November, hasn’t shown any signs of slowing down. The hulking designated hitter has mashed all season, and he added to his impressive resume...
Their playoff berth has been clinched, home-field advantage has been secured and the Red Sox’ regular season has officially come to a close.
David Ortiz and the rest of his teammates are ready to focus on the postseason, and they feel good about where they stand heading into October. Big Papi believe his team’s ability to “rise up to any occasion,” will benefit them down...
At 37, Big Papi is adding to his legend by putting up
yet another banner season in Boston (Jim Rogash/Getty Images)
Like a poker player on the verge of hitting the rail who looks down at pocket aces, David Ortiz is all in.
After missing 72 games last year as well as spring training and the first 15 games of 2013 with a nagging Achilles...
David Ortiz is the only current Red Sock with rings from 2004 and 2007, so it’s no surprise that he wants another. If the Red Sox made it all the way, Papi would be the only person with all three.
"Oh man, you feel like Michael Jordan. He did it," Ortiz said according to MLB.com’s Ian Browne, referring to the six championships Jordan...
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With a three-run homer in the eighth inning of the Red Sox’ 12-3 pounding of the Baltimore Orioles last night, Ortiz joined Williams as the only players in franchise history to post seven 30...
David Ortiz bashed his 30th homer of the year Friday night during a
12-3 rout of Baltimore at Camden Yards (Getty Images)
Same story, different city.
The Red Sox picked up right where they left off in Colorado on Friday night, bashing three home runs en route to a 12-3 plucking of the Baltimore Orioles at Camden Yards.
Move over Ted Williams. Stand aside Cal Ripken Jr.
Make way for David Ortiz.
With a three-run homer in the eighth inning of the Red Sox’ 12-3 pounding of the Baltimore Orioles last night Ortiz joined Williams as the only players in franchise history to post seven 30-homer 100-RBI seasons. And for good measure the homer was the 431st of Ortiz’ career tying Orioles great Ripken...
Mariano Rivera is headed out of the major leagues on top.
The Yankees closer is winding down on his final season in baseball, and it seems like fans are clamoring for memorabilia to remember him by. Rivera has the top-selling Major League baseball jersey, according to NBC Sports. The right-hander reigns supreme over youngsters like Yasiel Puig, Manny Machado, Mike Trout and Bryce...
Mike Napoli hasn’t played since the Red Sox clinched the American League East last Friday night, but he’ll be back in the starting lineup when the club opens its final series of the regular season.
Napoli has been battling a sore foot lately, but he’s apparently good enough to give it a go Friday night when the Red Sox begin a three-game series against the Orioles in Baltimore...
All that annoying stuff Brandon Phillips does on the baseball diamond? It turns out he does it on purpose.
Phillips treated FOX Sports’ Jon Paul Morosi to quite the explanation of baseball swag the other day, explaining that a certain strut is the difference-maker for some of baseball’s winningest teams. His prime example was Boston’s own Red Sox, who get the job done but do...
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The outfield grass at Fenway Park received an artistic tribute as the Red Sox prepare for their first playoff game in four years.
The Red Sox grounds crew have cut the “B Strong” logo into the outfield grass. Fenway Park’s outfield has featured some cool designs in the past including tributes to Ted Williams and Johnny...
Powering their way to the finish line the Red Sox belted three homers and routed the Baltimore Orioles 12-3 Friday night moving a step closer to clinching the best record in the American League.
Even before the Sox' victory was complete the club clinched home field in the Division Series when the Detroit Tigers lost to the Miami Marlins.
The Sox got three-run homers...
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In an old-fashioned Coors Field slugfest, the Red Sox belted three homers among their 16 hits, pounding the Colorado Rockies 15-5, and moving a step closer to clinching the best record in the American League...
(Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)The Red Sox moved one step closer to clinching home field advantage throughout the playoffs with a 12-3 clobbering of the Orioles. Boston got two three-run homers (David Ortiz, Daniel Nava) and just missed a third (Jarrod Saltalamacchia) and sprinted out to an early 8-0 lead for Clay Buchholz. The righty went seven innings, giving up three earned...