In Friday’s game between the Red Sox and Angels, David Ortiz collected his 2,000th hit with the Red Sox on a solo homerun, his 522nd career bomb.
David’s 522nd homer gives him sole possession of 19th place on the all-time homerun list, passing Willie McCovey, Frank Thomas, and Ted Williams.
Take a look at the top 50 all-time homerun leaders from baseball-reference.com, where Ortiz ranks just behind Jimmie Foxx and Mickey Mantle.
David Ortiz is currently batting .342 on the year, sitting behind Jose Altuve for the best BA in the American League. He is 1st in OBP (.435), slugging % (.684), doubles (31), and 2nd in RBI’s (64).
The guy is a living legend. At 40 years of age, ever since he announced his retirement at the end of the 2016 season, he’s been tearing shit up in the American League. Hopefully, the Boston Red Sox can get Big Papi a ring in his final season. After all, he clearly deserves it.
40 year-old man making a run for MVP after announcing his retirement? Never seen it. But the way he’s been playing as of late, it could definitely happen.