The David Ortiz Report

by Bill Chuck on September 13, 2013

Boston’s favorite diva, David Ortiz hit his 27th homer of the season last night (cue up Jimi Hendrix‘s Purple Haze, “excuse me while I kiss the sky”) in the Red Sox 4-3 loss to the Rays.

Big Papi and Alfonso Soriano are the only players with 20+ homers each season since 2002.

Most 20+ homer seasons since 2002

Yrs From To Age
Alfonso Soriano 12 2002 2013 26-37
David Ortiz 12 2002 2013 26-37
Albert Pujols 11 2002 2012 22-32
Adam Dunn 11 2002 2013 22-33
Miguel Cabrera 10 2004 2013 21-30
Mark Teixeira 10 2003 2012 23-32
Paul Konerko 10 2002 2012 26-36
Adrian Beltre 10 2002 2013 23-34
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Generated 9/13/2013.

Papi’s longest homerless road game streaks

Ortiz’s homer broke a streak of 10 straight road games without a dinger.

Rk Strk Start End Games AB BA OBP SLG OPS Tm
1 2009-04-10 2009-06-13 28 106 .170 .270 .236 .506 BOS
2 2002-04-08 2002-07-04 26 78 .179 .258 .244 .502 MIN
3 1998-09-16 2000-06-21 26 69 .203 .267 .275 .542 MIN
4 2000-06-24 2000-08-30 25 86 .256 .374 .337 .711 MIN
5 2011-09-08 2012-04-23 17 68 .250 .316 .294 .610 BOS
6 2008-08-04 2008-09-06 17 66 .242 .367 .348 .716 BOS
7 2011-06-14 2011-07-31 16 45 .044 .157 .067 .224 BOS
8 2011-04-03 2011-04-28 12 43 .279 .367 .302 .670 BOS
9 2010-08-14 2010-09-13 11 42 .238 .289 .333 .622 BOS
10 2009-08-20 2009-09-22 11 40 .125 .234 .175 .409 BOS
11 2009-06-27 2009-07-22 11 42 .310 .362 .381 .743 BOS
12 2013-08-15 2013-09-11 10 39 .128 .239 .205 .444 BOS
13 2010-06-04 2010-06-24 10 36 .056 .190 .056 .246 BOS
14 2008-05-07 2008-05-24 10 39 .256 .370 .359 .729 BOS
15 2007-08-04 2007-08-24 10 36 .278 .447 .389 .836 BOS
16 2000-09-08 2000-10-01 10 32 .156 .250 .281 .531 MIN
17 1998-07-18 1998-08-18 10 30 .167 .306 .233 .539 MIN
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Generated 9/13/2013.

Ortiz hit his 428th homer passing Mike Piazza for 46th place on the all time HR list

Player HR From To Age G PA AB Tm
Andruw Jones 434 1996 2012 19-35 2196 8664 7599 ATL-LAD-TEX-CHW-NYY
Juan Gonzalez 434 1989 2005 19-35 1689 7155 6556 DET-CLE-TEX-KCR
Paul Konerko 433 1997 2013 21-37 2255 9231 8139 LAD-TOT-CHW
Cal Ripken 431 1981 2001 20-40 3001 12883 11551 BAL
David Ortiz 428 1997 2013 21-37 1956 8191 7007 MIN-BOS
Mike Piazza 427 1992 2007 23-38 1912 7745 6911 LAD-TOT-NYM-SDP-OAK
Billy Williams 426 1959 1976 21-38 2488 10519 9350 CHC-OAK
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Generated 9/13/2013.

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