11 Updates
MLB: Boston Red Sox's David Ortiz Sets DH Hits Record
Photo Credit: Getty Images

MLB: Boston Red Sox's David Ortiz Sets DH Hits Record

Jul 11 2013, 10:11pm CDT | by

Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz surpassed Harold Baines for most hits by a designated hitter on Wednesday.

Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz is officially in the record books once again.  Ortiz surpassed Harold Baines for the most number of hits by an MLB designated hitter on Wednesday. Ortiz...

Filed under: news

YouTube Videos

 
 
 

1 year ago

MLB: Boston Red Sox's David Ortiz Sets DH Hits Record

Jul 11 2013, 10:11pm CDT | by

Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz surpassed Harold Baines for most hits by a designated hitter on Wednesday.

Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz is officially in the record books once again. 

Ortiz surpassed Harold Baines for the most number of hits by an MLB designated hitter on Wednesday. Ortiz achieved the feat in a road game against the Seattle Mariners in the second inning when he sent back an Aaron Harang pitch into left center for his 22nd double of the season. That was his 1,689th hit which triggered a standing ovation from fans in Safeco Field. The Red Sox went on to win, 11-4.

Teammate and second baseman Dustin Pedroia congratulated Ortiz on Twitter. His message read,"Congrats to the big man @davidortiz pretty special!!!! With plenty more rockets to come!!!!!"

Big Papi wasn't done. He then belted a two-run home run in the third inning for good measure which wasn't a surprise to manager John Farrell. 

"David obviously sets the record and then he comes up with a two-run homer to give us a little bit more breathing room."

Ortiz said it's great to be mentioned in the same breath with some of the game's greatest hitters. 

"It was great. The fans, they look forward to watching guys breaking records and getting to a certain level.

"It's good to be mentioned with some of the greatest hitters that ever played the game. I used to love to watch Edgar (Martinez). He was a wonderful hitter."

Mariners manager Eric Wedge said opposing teams cannot afford to make any mistakes against Ortiz when he's at the plate. 

"It's tough. If you make a mistake to him, he's going to make you pay."

It was definitely a good day for Ortiz. Aside from the record he set, he also celebrated the birthday of his son. 

 

 
Update
11

4 days ago

10 years later: Relive 'Four Days in October'

Oct 17 2014 11:52am CDT | Source: espn red sox

We’ll have more goodies for you next week as we get closer to the 10-year anniversary of the storybook 2004 Red Sox championship, but we’d be remiss if we didn’t pause to recognize perhaps the most important date in that fairy tale run: Oct. 17, 2004 -- the night of Game 4 of the ALCS. Exactly 10 years ago tonight, the Red Sox -- trailing three games to none -- rallied off Yankees legend Mariano Rivera to tie Game 4 and won it in the 12th inning on a walk-off homer by Dav ...
Source: espn red sox   Full article at: espn red sox
 

 
Update
10

5 days ago

Red Sox offseason primer: DH

Oct 16 2014 1:51pm CDT | Source: espn red sox

BOSTON -- The hard part is not coming to the plate four times a night. David Ortiz still can hit. The hard part is coming soon, in the offseason, pushing himself one more time to do the work necessary to be the player he is. The disciplined diet. The training regimen that becomes more punishing the older he gets. The mental commitment to go all-in, at age 39, ignoring the temptations of the comforts that become more ...
Source: espn red sox   Full article at: espn red sox
 

 
Update
9

1 week ago

Finding the all-time postseason walk-off champions

Oct 14 2014 8:01am CDT | Source: SBNation

Which team has won the most postseason games in their final at home? The Yankees. But there's more to it than that ... On Sunday night, Kolten Wong hit a walk-off home run in Game 2 of the National League Championship Series. Writers were quick to tweet out other recent Cardinals walk-off hits. There was the famous obstruction call from last year's World Series. There was the famous David Freese homer in 2011. There was the even ...
Source: SBNation   Full article at: SBNation
 

 
Update
8

1 week ago

Big Papi's Big Slam

Oct 13 2014 10:27am CDT | Source: ESPN.com - MLB

Visit ESPN.com for the complete ...
Source: ESPN.com - MLB   Full article at: ESPN.com - MLB
 

 
Update
7

1 week ago

syntrax super chain (hica)

Oct 8 2014 6:08pm CDT | Source: anabolicminds.com

Forum: Supplements Posted By: Big Papi Post Time: 10-08-2014 at 0 ...
Source: anabolicminds.com   Full article at: anabolicminds.com
 

 
Update
5

2 weeks ago

The Rock Surprises Crowd at WWE Raw, Starts 'Derek Jeter' Chant

Oct 7 2014 10:37am CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

The Rock swung into WWE Raw on Monday night, helping salvage an otherwise strange and regrettable parade of dinosaur costumes and wine bottles. Seeing as it was a wrestling exhibition in Brooklyn, The Rock arrived at the Barclays Center and asked fans to indulge him in an homage to retiring New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter. FoxSports.com's Jimmy Traina uploaded footage of the chant on Instagram. "Show respect to The Captain and say, 'Derek Jeter!' ...
Source: Bleacher Report  Full article at: Bleacher Report
 

 
Update
4

2 weeks ago

Orioles turn contrasts in defensive ability into performance art

Oct 5 2014 3:53pm CDT | Source: SBNation

Or something. Delmon Young is playing left field for the Baltimore Orioles in a playoff game. This isn't an interleague thing, where David Ortiz has to pretend he's a first baseman for seven innings. Young is actually playing left field in an American League ballpark. On purpose. As you might expect, that brought up a situation like this: Hypnotic. Instead of cutting the ball off and holding Alex Avila to a single, Delmon delmonned the ball into a double. Afte ...
Source: SBNation   Full article at: SBNation
 

 
Update
3

3 weeks ago

MLB Playoff Schedule 2014: Full TV Info and Key Wild Card Round Storylines

Sep 30 2014 4:00pm CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

One thing that defines Major League Baseball's postseason is the unpredictable nature of the short series. Even though the regular season is built on three- and four-game series, it's harder to pin down what happens now because the separation between the best and worst teams is minimal.  Despite what Las Vegas odds will tell you about the World Series favorites (h/t Odds Shark), the Los Angeles Dodgers ar ...
Source: Bleacher Report  Full article at: Bleacher Report
 

 
Update
2

3 weeks ago

P.T. Jeter’s Retirement Carnival Almost Over

Sep 30 2014 12:45pm CDT | Source: Splice Today

By the end of the week, just remnants of Derek Jeter’s coronation as The Greatest Living Mortal will be scattered about, and non-Yankees partisans will exhale. As a Red Sox fan, I was slightly nauseated at the display of weird ceremonial huzzahs given Jeter at Fenway Park during the final three games of the regular season—meaningless contests for both teams—but watch I did, if only to see Mookie Betts and Ru ...
Source: Splice Today   Full article at: Splice Today
 

 
Update
1

3 weeks ago

Bernie Williams plays 'Take Me Out to the Ballgame' at Fenway Park for Derek Jeter's finale

Sep 28 2014 3:11pm CDT | Source: SBNation

I'm impressed to see the Red Sox give Derek Jeter a warm tribute and a standing ovation in his final game. I am blown away they let Bernie Williams serenade the crowd during the 7th inning stretch: Never opened his eyes, either. Remember this when David Ortiz plays his final game at Yankee Stadium and Bronson Arroyo shreds ...
Source: SBNation   Full article at: SBNation
 

 

Don't miss ...

 


Poch de la Rosa follows all major U.S. sports: NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL and the NCAA. His favorite teams are the Colts, Braves, Pacers, Sharks and Irish, respectively.

 

blog comments powered by Disqus

Latest stories

Rogerio set to break Giggs world record
Rio de Janeiro, Oct 22 (IANS) Sao Paulo goalkeeper Rogerio Ceni is one victory away from earning his fourth Guinness World Record by eclipsing a mark held by Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs.
 
 
Pistorius sentenced to five years in jail for girlfriend's death (Roundup)
Pretoria, Oct 21 (IANS) South African athlete Oscar Pistorius Tuesday arrived at Pretoria's Kgosi Mampuru prison, after he was handed a five-year jail sentence for killing his girlfriend, model Reeva Steenkamp.
 
 
Levante sack coach Mendilibar
Madrid, Oct 21 (IANS) Jose Luis Mendilibar became the second coach of the season to be sacked in La Liga when he was shown the door by Levante.
 
 
Pistorius's 5-year jail satisfies slain girlfriend's kin
Pretoria, Oct 21 (IANS) The family of slain model Reeva Steenkamp Tuesday welcomed the sentencing of South African Paralympian Oscar Pistorius to up to five years in jail for the death of their daughter.
 
 
 

Latest from the Network

Keira Knightley was 'a goody two-shoes'
Keira Knightley was ''a goody two-shoes'' when she was younger. The 29-year-old actress claims she was a ''boring'' well-behaved child and never skipped school because she didn't want to upset her parents or teachers....
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Kat Dennings is in love with Kim Kardashian
Kat Dennings thinks Kim Kardashian's butt is ''amazing.'' The '2 Broke Girls' actress was ''very nervous'' when the 'Keeping Up with the Kardashians' star filmed a cameo for the show's 80th episode and was too shy to...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Taylor Swift doesn't 'need some guy' for inspiration
Taylor Swift is ''figuring out how to cope'' with life on her own. The 'Shake It Off' hitmaker hopes her upcoming album, '1989,' will prove she doesn't ''need some guy'' to help her ''make a great record'' or to feel...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Sarah Hyland is 'great'
Sarah Hyland says she is ''great'' after obtaining a restraining order against her ex-boyfriend. The 'Modern Family' star is happy to be focusing on her career again after a judge recently granted her a three-year...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
India re-elected to UNHRC for two years
United Nations, Oct 21 (IANS) India was Tuesday re-elected to the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) for the term 2015-2017 in a keenly contested election in the UN General Assembly in New York. Other...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Spanish nurse cured of Ebola
Madrid, Oct 21 (Xinhua) Spanish nursing auxiliary Teresa Romero was pronounced cured of the Ebola virus disease according to World Health Organisation (WHO) guidelines after the results of a second test confirmed...
Read more on Business Balla
 
Gurdwara closed in Belgium
Brussels, Oct 21 (IANS) The mayor of the town of Vilvoorde in Belgium, Hans Bonte, has ordered the closure of the local gurdwara, Guru Nanak Sahib, for one month. Belgian media Tuesday charged that the Sikh temple "...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Air strikes kill 28 militants in Pakistan
Islamabad, Oct 21 (IANS) At least 28 militants were killed when the Pakistani army launched an air strike in the country's northwest tribal town of Datta Khel Tuesday, military said. In a statement, Inter Services...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Report reveals large-scale torture in China's 'Black Jails'
Beijing, Oct 21 (IANS/EFE) The use of hotels and factories as clandestine prisons where thousands of people -- mostly women -- are tortured to prevent their complaints against the government from coming to light has...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Clinical trials of Ebola vaccine start Nov 1 in Switzerland
Geneva, Oct 21 (IANS/EFE) The World Health Organisation (WHO) announced Tuesday that it will begin clinical trials Nov 1 in Switzerland of one of the two anti-Ebola vaccines currently under development. WHO Assistant...
Read more on Business Balla