david-ortiz-3Red Sox Nation has been spoiled for a long, long time. I’m not just talking about the three World Series championships, I’m talking about David Ortiz.

Some of Big Papi’s major accomplishments from Baseball Reference”

  • 10-time AL All-Star (2004-2008, 2010-2013 & 2016)
  • 2004 ALCS MVP
  • 2013 World Series MVP
  • 6-time AL Silver Slugger Award Winner (2004-2007, 2011 & 2013/DH)
  • AL On-Base Percentage Leader (2007)
  • AL Total Bases Leader (2006)
  • AL Home Runs Leader (2006)
  • 2-time AL RBI Leader (2005 & 2006)
  • 2-time AL Bases on Balls Leader (2006 & 2007)
  • 20-Home Run Seasons: 15 (2002-2015)
  • 30-Home Run Seasons: 9 (2003-2007, 2010 & 2013-2015)
  • 40-Home Run Seasons: 3 (2004-2006)
  • 50-Home Run Seasons: 1 (2006)
  • 100 RBI Seasons: 9 (2003-2007, 2010 & 2013-2015)
  • 100 Runs Scored Seasons: 3 (2005-2007)
  • Won three World Series with the Boston Red Sox (2004, 2007 & 2013)

Records Held

  • Home runs, designated hitter, season, 47, 2006
  • Home runs, designated hitter, career, 447
  • Runs batted in, designated hitter, career, 1443

All the big man is doing in his final year is batting .322 with 30 home runs, 100 RBI and 40 doubles.

I loved this guy when the Sox picked him up in 2003 and never stopped. I dug through the archives and found my first ever post about him from May of 2004.

http://www.survivinggrady.com/2004/05/something-in-the-air.html

Last chance to get your custom Ortiz shirt here.