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

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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. 

 

 
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Sep 25 2014 6:33pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

Daniel Norris described the experience of striking out David Ortiz in his MLB debut as ‘surreal,’ like something out of a movie. The 21-year-old left-hander’s first big league start didn’t follow the same script, but he still showed promise in a 7-5 loss to the Seattle Mariners Thursday. brightcove.createExperiences(); Norris acknowledges that the mid-nineties fastball and pinpoint command he ...
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Daniel Norris described the experience of striking out David Ortiz in his MLB debut as ‘surreal,’ like something out of a movie. The 21-year-old left-hander’s first big league start didn’t follow the same script, but he still showed promise in a 7-5 loss to the Seattle Mariners Thursday. brightcove.createExperiences(); Norris acknowledges that the mid-nineties fastball and pinpoint command he displayed earlier in ...
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