On The Board
David Ortiz (Boston)
He is just the second player to reach 500 career home runs (a mark that has only been reached by 27 players in MLB) by hitting two longballs in the same game. Three active players have 500 homers and he is the fifth-oldest to eclipse that mark. Ortiz is also the fourth to hit 500+ home runs and be a part of a team with 3+ World Series rings. He has launched 444 longballs as a Designated Hitter, more than any other in the Majors. It was the 50th game where he hit multiple homers, a feat that has only been achieved by eleven others in the history of the game.