Red Sox: Where David Ortiz ranks in franchise, MLB history
By Sean Penney
The career accomplishments of Ortiz can’t simply be boiled down to numbers. That production has earned him some hardware and prestigious honors along the way.
Ortiz never won a regular season MVP award, in part due to the bias against the DH. He did finish in the top-10 in AL MVP voting seven times. Big Papi also finished in the top-5 in each season from 2003-2007, finishing as high as second in 2005.
Here are some other highlights that Ortiz earned.
All-Star appearances: 10 (2004-2008, 2010-2013, 2016)
Silver Slugger: 7 (2004-2007, 2011, 2013, 2016)
Player of the Month: 4 (September 2005, July 2006, September 2007, May 2010)
World Series Championships: 3 (2004, 2007, 2013)
World Series MVP: 1 (2013)
AL ALCS MVP: 1 (2004)
That’s quite a career. Pile it all up and there’s no doubting that Ortiz is among the top hitters in Red Sox history and a deserving candidate to have his number retired.
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