David Ortiz gets World Series MVP honors

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Not quite as an exciting game as games 3 and 4, but Boston left no doubt as to who the 2013 World Champions are and should be. And from the beginning, Papi came through with flying colors to be the MVP. Congratulations to the Boston Red Sox, 2013 World Champions!

Originally posted on HardballTalk:

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It wasn’t exactly a shocker, but after batting .688 with two homers, David Ortiz was named World Series MVP following Boston’s Game 6 victory over the Cardinals.

Ortiz tied World Series and postseason records with four walks and three intentional walks in the Game 6 victory. He came around to score after two of them. He struck out in his lone official at-bat, dropping his average from .733 to .688.

Ortiz also earlier tied Billy Hatcher’s World Series record (1990 Reds) by reaching base in nine straight plate appearances between Games 3, 4 and 5. He hit both of his homers and drove in five of his six runs in Games 1 and 2.

To say Ortiz was Boston’s leading hitter would be one of the great understatements of our time. The batting averages of the nine Red Sox to play tonight:

.250 (Jacoby Ellsbury)

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2 responses to “David Ortiz gets World Series MVP honors

  1. David came out and hit that double and later scored in the 4th game when Boston had to win, it woke up his teammates, and then there was that heart-to-heart-, sould–to-soul pep talk on the bench right around that same time in Game 4. I love David Ortiz, amazing ballplayer and human being!

  2. I know what you mean. Every time he stepped to the plate it was “here we go again”. You just knew something was going to happen. Thanks for the comment Michael.

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