Despite being considered one of the best designated hitters in Major League history, nothing guarantees David ortiz be exalted in the Hall of Fame in your first year of ballot eligibility. Big Papi is one of the new candidates to decorate Cooperstown after a successful career in MLB especially as a former player of the Red Sox de Boston.
In the framework of the weekend of the LIDOM stars, to which he was invited to participate in the Legends Home Run Derby, Ortiz spoke precisely of his candidacy for the Hall of Fame and assured that on his part he did his part but now it is up to the voters to decide.
“What I could control, I controlled, that was my doing my job on the pitch. I would not be disappointed if I am not selected for the Hall of Fame this year. When I started my career, I never imagined that I would be considered to go to Cooperstown. Now, if the announcement arrives, that is going to be a tremendous party, you know how I am ”. Said the former slugger for the Minnesota Twins and Boston Red Sox.
Big Papi appears to have finished his career with numbers to be immortalized in Cooperstown, yet some people believe his designated hitter status could be an obstacle to not being immortalized. After 20 years of career, David Américo Ortiz, a native of the Dominican capital, Santo Domingo, finished hitting .286, in addition to 541 home runs and 1,768 RBIs.