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David Ortiz Already Has A Legendary Hall Of Fame Display

throwing out the ceremonial first pitch ahead of the game between the Boston Red Sox and the New York Yankees at Fenway Park on September 09, 2019 in Boston, Massachusetts.
(Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

 

Former Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz was elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame earlier in the year.

His induction ceremony will be on Sunday, in Cooperstown.

Over 50 Hall of Famers are expected to attend and watch 2022 members Jim Kaat, Tony Oliva and Ortiz, plus the late Bud Fowler, Gil Hodges, Minnie Miñoso and Buck O’Neil, enter the Hall.

Ortiz made a cool donation to the Hall, as a loan: he is giving up his World Series rings to be showcased at his Hall of Fame exhibit.

“This is the (fairly new) exhibit at the Hall for David Ortiz. He loaned the Hall his WS rings to exhibit,” Red Sox veteran reporter Pete Abraham tweeted.

 

He Helped Re-Shape The Public Perception Of The Red Sox

Ortiz helped the Red Sox change the organizational image and culture of being losers for 86 years in 2004.

They are now viewed as a top-notch franchise, a winning organization that has taken home four World Series championships since the turn of the millennium.

Ortiz was a main figure in three of them: 2004 (including the greatest comeback in postseason history against the New York Yankees), 2007, and 2013, when he was crowned the World Series MVP.

He also went to 10 All-Star Games, won the 2004 ALCS MVP award, seven Silver Slugger awards, two Hank Aaron awards, and paced the league in homers and RBI multiple times.

With his .286/.380/.552 career line and 541 homers, he is considered one of the greatest designated hitters in the history of the game.

Everything is ready for Ortiz to enter the Hall and be considered immortal in the great game of baseball.

His achievements will never be forgotten by the baseball universe, especially Red Sox fans.




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