BOSTON — David Ortiz is pretty good at this baseball thing.
The Red Sox designated hitter put his team on the board against the Seattle Mariners with a two-run homer in the fourth inning Friday, giving him 18 on the season and 521 in his career. And it also happened to move Ortiz up on a whole bunch of leaderboards.
No. 521 put Big Papi in a 19th-place tie with a few guys you might have heard of: Ted Williams, Willie McCovey and Frank Thomas. All of them are Hall of Famers.
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Besides the home run total, the two RBIs Ortiz collected gave him 1,700, which passed Jim Thome for 25th all-time. It also was his 2,380th career hit, which tied his hitting coach, Chili Davis, for 126th all-time.
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Thumbnail photo via Sep 25, 2015; Boston, MA, USA; Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz (34) comes out of a game Baltimore Orioles during the eighth inning at Fenway Park. Mandatory Credit: Mark L. Baer-USA TODAY Sports