Thursday, April 23, 2015

Papi Passes Chipper (HRs) and Joe D (RBIs)

HR Number 469
When David Ortiz smacked his 469th career home run last night, he was able to scoot by two pretty good ballplayers on a couple of all-time lists. The Red Sox DH slid into 32nd place on the all-time HR list—passing Chipper Jones. The solo shot also provided Big Papi with his 1,538th RBI—vaulting over the bow of The Yankee Clipper, Joe DiMaggio. Reflecting on the recent controversies surrounding him, Ortiz stated, "The other day, I think I tied DiMaggio in RBIs. In the past four days, all I've seen on TV is, 'Papi got thrown out of the game.'" The homerun was his third of the season.