The David Ortiz Report

by Bill Chuck on September 28, 2013

In last night’s 12-3 Red Sox thrashing of the Baltimore Orioles, David Ortiz, Big Papi proved once again that he has the chops to back up being baseball’s biggest diva.

For the 30th time this season, you could play Jimi HendrixPurple Haze as Papi circled the bases and ended with his trademark “excuse me while I kiss the sky” landing after touching home plate.

Most Red Sox seasons with 30+ homers

Rk Yrs From To
1 Ted Williams 8 1939 1957
2 David Ortiz 7 2003 2013
3 Manny Ramirez 6 2001 2006
4 Jimmie Foxx 5 1936 1940
5 Mo Vaughn 4 1995 1998
6 Jim Rice 4 1977 1983
7 Dwight Evans 3 1982 1987
8 Carl Yastrzemski 3 1967 1970
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Multiple Red Sox seasons with 30+ homers and 100+ RBI

Rk Yrs From To
1 David Ortiz 7 2003 2013
2 Ted Williams 7 1939 1951
3 Manny Ramirez 6 2001 2006
4 Jimmie Foxx 5 1936 1940
5 Jim Rice 4 1977 1983
6 Mo Vaughn 3 1995 1998
7 Carl Yastrzemski 3 1967 1970
8 Dwight Evans 2 1984 1987
9 Tony Armas 2 1983 1984
10 Dick Stuart 2 1963 1964
11 Vern Stephens 2 1949 1950
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David Ortiz tied Cal Ripken for 45th place on the all-time HR list

And he did it in Baltimore

Player HR From To G PA AB Tm
Jason Giambi 438 1995 2013 2233 8836 7205 OAK-NYY-TOT-COL-CLE
Andre Dawson 438 1976 1996 2627 10769 9927 MON-CHC-BOS-FLA
Paul Konerko 434 1997 2013 2266 9276 8180 LAD-TOT-CHW
Andruw Jones 434 1996 2012 2196 8664 7599 ATL-LAD-TEX-CHW-NYY
Juan Gonzalez 434 1989 2005 1689 7155 6556 TEX-DET-CLE-KCR
David Ortiz 431 1997 2013 1968 8244 7052 MIN-BOS
Cal Ripken 431 1981 2001 3001 12883 11551 BAL
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Generated 9/28/2013.

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