David Ortiz hits home run #400

by Bill Chuck on July 5, 2012

David Ortiz joined an exclusive group of active players with at least 400 homers when he went long yesterday versus the A’s.

Here’s Big Papi’s gang:

Rk Player HR
1 Alex Rodriguez 642
2 Jim Thome 609
3 Manny Ramirez* 555
4 Chipper Jones 460
5 Albert Pujols 458
6 Vladimir Guerrero* 449
7 Jason Giambi 429
8 Andruw Jones 427
9 Paul Konerko 410
10 David Ortiz 400
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Play Index Tool Used
Generated 7/5/2012.

*Not currently active

Big Papi became the sixth player to hit his 400th homer while wearing a Red Sox uniform joining Manny B Manny, Carl Yastrzemski, Ted Williams, Jimmie Foxx, and the one would have trouble remembering: Andre Dawson.

Here are the Red Sox leaders in home runs during the time they wore a Boston uniform:

Rk Player HR From To G RBI BA OBP SLG OPS
1 Ted Williams 521 1939 1960 2292 1839 .344 .482 .634 1.116
2 Carl Yastrzemski 452 1961 1983 3308 1844 .285 .379 .462 .841
3 Jim Rice 382 1974 1989 2089 1451 .298 .352 .502 .854
4 Dwight Evans 379 1972 1990 2505 1346 .272 .369 .473 .842
5 David Ortiz 342 2003 2012 1368 1083 .289 .388 .572 .960
6 Manny Ramirez 274 2001 2008 1083 868 .312 .411 .588 .999
7 Mo Vaughn 230 1991 1998 1046 752 .304 .394 .542 .936
8 Bobby Doerr 223 1937 1951 1865 1247 .288 .362 .461 .823
9 Jimmie Foxx 222 1936 1942 887 788 .320 .429 .605 1.034
10 Rico Petrocelli 210 1963 1976 1553 773 .251 .332 .420 .752
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Play Index Tool Used
Generated 7/5/2012.

Speaking about Ted Williams, The Splendid Splinter died on this date, July 5, 2002.

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