Monday, June 22, 2015

Papi Passes Stan And Willie On All-Time HR List

(AP Photo)
In the midst of yesterday's Red Sox blowout, David Ortiz launched his 476th career homerun—passing two Hall Of Famers in Stan 'The Man' Musial and Willie Stargell. Ortiz's clout is reported to have traveled 456 feet. Big Papi now sits in 29th place all-time on the MLB home run list. Said Ortiz, "I got to meet 'The Man' [Musial] one time a long time ago. I didn't get to see him playing, but he was very impressive in his career. When they start mentioning your name next to those all-time Hall of Famers, that's something that means you're doing something right. It's an honor." With 18 more HRs, Ortiz will pass both Lou Gehrig and Fred McGriff.