Monday, July 27, 2015

David Ortiz Now Just 15 Shy Of 500 Home Runs

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After last night's offensive outburst (two 3-run HRs, 7 RBIs), David Ortiz is now just 15 home runs shy of the 500 mark. Since 2009, only one other player has eclipsed the "half-thousand' plateau—Albert Pujols just last year. Once he hits that milestone, Big Papi could conceivably pass another Red Sox icon—Ted Williams and his 521 HRs. Maybe the booing he got for not running out a grounder on Friday and the emotion of his buddy Pedro Martinez getting into the Hall of Fame have jump-started Ortiz for the second half. This could be fun to watch!