Congratulations David Ortiz on becoming a member of Major League Baseball’s 500 home run club. From Boston.com:
The 39-year-old slugger became the 27th player in MLB history to reach the mark with a pair of home runs in the Red Sox’s 10-4 win over the Rays at Tropicana Field on Saturday evening. After hitting the
499th longball of his career in the first inning, Ortiz reached the milestone by sending a fastball from Rays pitcher Matt Moore over the right-center-field wall in the fifth frame.
Ortiz, the fourth player to hit his 500th homer as a member of the Red Sox, was mobbed by teammates after circling the bases.
Along with Reggie Jackson, Babe Ruth, and Mickey Mantle, Ortiz is one of just four players to win three World Series titles and record 500 home runs.