David Ortiz is arguably the most loved professional athlete that has ever dawned a Boston uniform. And Ortiz is easily the most popular Boston Red Sox of all time.
With that being said, many MLB pundits questioned whether or not “Big Papi” had earned himself a seat in Cooperstown, New York just yet. After winning the 2013 World Series MVP, it’s safe to say that Ortiz has punched his ticket to the Baseball Hall of Fame.
It might sound cliche, but winning really does cure all and three World Series titles have put Ortiz in a great position to one day have his name among the MLB’s greatest players of all time.
First and foremost: a designated hitter has never been named to the Hall. Obviously, Ortiz has spent a bulk of his career at the DH position, so the naysayers will definitely have one thing to cling on. However, no DH in the history of the game has more home runs in the regular season or postseason than No. 34, which all but puts that previous argument in the ground.
Nonetheless, Ortiz’s resume speaks for itself and while he might not be a first-ballot Hall of Famer, he surely deserves to have his jersey hanging in the most prestigious locker room in all of baseball.