After reaching 500 home runs this past season, David Ortiz has decided to hang them up after the 2016 season. Ortiz will be looking to go out with a bang as he looks to lead the Red Sox for one more season.
Turning 40 on Wednesday, Ortiz will officially announce his retirement from Major League Baseball following the upcoming season.
Ortiz turned it on late last season to look like Señor October of old. He ended the season batting .273 with 108 rbis. He also ended with 37 homeruns which put him at the total of 503 for his career. He is the all-time leader in dingers for DHs.
Ortiz has one goal for the upcoming season. It is neither to pad his stats or to make a case for the Hall of Fame (however he should get in automatically the guy has been a beast) . His goal is for ring number 4.
His career will come to an end after 19 years of crushing the baseball all of the field.
As a Red Sox fan, I have many memories of Papi throughout the years. However, my all time favorite is when he hit a walkoff home run to help lead a comeback from a 3-0 deficit against the New York Yankees in the American League Championship Series in 2004.
People argue if Papi should be in the Hall of Fame. My opinion is yes without a doubt. What is yours?