David Ortiz

David Ortiz

Height/Weight: 6' 3"/230 lbs
Bat: L
Throw: L
Born: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
College: None
Draft: Undrafted 1992 signed by the

    Red Sox slugger Ortiz on track for baseball hall election

    Boston’s Big Papi appears headed to the Baseball Hall of Fame -- no last-minute walk-off needed. The Red Sox slugger looks to be on track for induction in Cooperstown this summer, riding the strength of his on- and off-field achievements to overcome stigmas that have stalled or derailed the candidacies of some of his predecessors. Namely, Ortiz appears to have bucked anti-designated hitter sentiment that has been blunted by the inductions of Frank Thomas, Edgar Martinez and Harold Baines.

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    Negotiations between the players and owners are once again hung up on how the money pie is split up. But, as our John Tomase writes, the real issues hurting the game are being completely ignored.


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