For David Ortiz, It’s Another Walk (Off) in the Park


For David Ortiz, It's Another Walk (Off) in the Park After smashing his 10th career game-winning home run against the White Sox on Wednesday night, Red Sox slugger David Ortiz is rewriting the walk-off handbook.

Big Papi has the game’s most exciting play down to a science. It goes a little something like this:

Step 1: Smash baseball.
Step 2:
Flip helmet.
Step 3:
Stick home plate landing.
Step 4: Take cover.

His 34th career multi-home run game ended with the ninth walk-off home run of his Red Sox career, breaking Jimmie Foxx‘s team record.

Obviously, Papi has been down this road before, but the DH hadn’t accomplished the feat since Sept. 12, 2007, when he went deep off Al Reyes against Tampa Bay. That game-winner also capped off a multi-home run game.

Here’s a look at Ortiz’s walk-off history [Date: Pitcher, Opponent (Inning)]:

Sept. 25, 2002: Dave Maurer, Cleveland (12)*
Sept. 23, 2003: Kurt Ainsworth, Baltimore (10)
April 11, 2004: Aquilino Lopez, Toronto (12)
June 2, 2005: B.J. Ryan, Baltimore (9)
Sept. 6, 2005: Scot Shields, Los Angeles Angels (9)
June 11, 2006: Akinori Otsuka, Texas (9)
June 24, 2006: Tom Gordon, Philadelphia (10)
July 31, 2006: Fausto Carmona, Cleveland (9)
Sept. 12, 2007: Al Reyes, Tampa Bay (9)
Aug. 26, 2009: Tony Pena, Chicago White Sox (9)

*As a member of the Twins

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