The Diva Ortiz Report

by Bill Chuck on September 5, 2013

There should be enough stats in this report to take you as long to read this as it takes for David Ortiz to circle the bases on a homer

Last night, the Red Sox beat up the Tigers, 20-4, picking up 19 hits, including eight home runs and four doubles.

Three of the hits, including two homers and a double, three of the runs scored, and four of the RBI came from David Ortiz.

The double was the 2,000th of Ortiz’s career

Year Age Tm G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
2013 37 BOS 117 508 441 64 138 30 2 26 89 63 71 .313 .396 .567 .963
17 Yrs 1949 8157 6980 1188 2001 512 18 427 1415 1074 1457 .287 .381 .549 .930
BOS (11 yrs) 1494 6464 5503 973 1608 404 15 369 1177 888 1118 .292 .390 .572 .962
MIN (6 yrs) 455 1693 1477 215 393 108 3 58 238 186 339 .266 .348 .461 .809
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Generated 9/5/2013.

It was the 41st multi-home run game in Ortiz’s career

Multi-homer games by season

Rk Year #
1 2005 9
2 2006 6
3 2003 6
4 2007 4
5 2010 3
6 2008 3
7 2004 3
8 2013 2
9 2012 2
10 2009 1
11 2002 1
12 2001 1
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Generated 9/5/2013.

Nine to Know

Most multi-homer games in Red Sox history

Rk Player # PA AB HR
1 David Ortiz 39 178 164 78
2 Ted Williams 37 189 163 77
3 Jim Rice 35 166 156 72
4 Manny Ramirez 28 135 126 56
5 Carl Yastrzemski 27 123 109 55
6 Jimmie Foxx 23 109 90 46
7 Mo Vaughn 22 104 91 46
8 Dwight Evans 22 103 95 44
9 Nomar Garciaparra 17 81 74 36
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Ortiz now has 427 career home runs, which ties him with Mike Piazza for 46th on the all-time HR list

Player HR From To Age G PA AB Tm
Jason Giambi 437 1995 2013 24-42 2225 8816 7190 OAK-NYY-TOT-COL-CLE
Adam Dunn 436 2001 2013 21-33 1851 7749 6393 CIN-TOT-WSN-CHW
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 TEX-DET-CLE-KCR
Paul Konerko 432 1997 2013 21-37 2248 9206 8115 LAD-TOT-CHW
Cal Ripken 431 1981 2001 20-40 3001 12883 11551 BAL
David Ortiz 427 1997 2013 21-37 1949 8157 6980 MIN-BOS
Mike Piazza 427 1992 2007 23-38 1912 7745 6911 LAD-TOT-NYM-SDP-OAK
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Generated 9/5/2013.

And Ortiz now starts his final pirouette as he touches home plate.

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