Red Sox ‘Big Papi’ Scores Big, Hitting 32 Homers to Win HR Derby
July 13, 2010
(ChattahBox)—David Ortiz, affectionately known as ‘Big Papi’ to his Red Sox Nation fans, took home the big prize at the All-Star game, hitting 32 homers to win the Home Run Derby. Ortiz, the designated hitter for the Sox has been struggling these past two years, but this season he’s back in the groove and a member of the All-Star team.
Big Papi put away the contest between Hanley Ramirez, after they were tied in the second round:
“Ortiz did OK in the first round, with eight balls leaving the yard, enough to advance. Leading off Round 2, Ortiz smoked 13 homers, including the 478-footer into the right-center bleachers. He faded toward the end of the round, but cranked it back up in the finals, winning the derby on his fourth try.”
Photo Source: Wikimedia Commons/SecondPrint Productions/mage of David Ortiz, designated hitter on the Boston Red Sox. (2006)