Former Boston Red Sox DH/first baseman David Ortiz was voted into the Baseball Hall of Fame on Tuesday (his first year on the ballot).
Ortiz finished his career in 2016 as a ten-time MLB All-Star, three-time World Series champions, and one-time World Series MVP.
The Santo Domingo native hit 541 home runs in his career while hitting .286.
After the news broke that Ortiz had been elected to the Hall of Fame, New York Post sportswriter Mike Puma shared a great story that embodied Ortiz’s terrific sense of humor that we often saw during his 19 year MLB career.
Check it out:
That is quintessential David Ortiz. It’s also very true — many of Ortiz’s home runs were absolute moonshots that traveled well over 425 feet.
By the way, here’s the play that I believe Puma was referencing where Manny Ramirez was robbed.
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