Alex Cora didn’t get to coach David Ortiz on the Red Sox, but he got to see what went into his game first-hand while playing Boston from 2005-2008.
“David #HallOfFamer. That sounds great! Congratulations @DavidOrtiz,” Cora tweeted out after the announcement.
Ortiz received 77.9% of the writers’ vote to become eligible, officially capping off quite the career with 10 All-Star selections, three World Series titles and everything else that came with achieving that.
Red Sox brass like John Henry, Tom Werner and Sam Kennedy also congratulated Ortiz for the accomplishment.