Sunday June 14th, 2015

Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz hit his 475th career home run during Sunday’s 13–5 loss to the Toronto Blue Jays at Fenway Park, tying him for 29th on baseball’s all-time home runs list with Hall of Famers Stan Musial and Willie Stargell.

Ortiz’s fifth-inning, three-run blast to rightfield scored Dustin Pedroia and Hanley Ramirez, cutting the Red Sox deficit to 10–5. It was his ninth home run in 240 plate appearances this season.

Ortiz reached 475 home runs over 9,090 plate appearances in his 19th MLB season. Musial, who played 22 seasons with the St. Louis Cardinals from 1941 to 1963, hit 475 home runs in 12,717 plate appearances. Stargell played 21 seasons with the Pittsburgh Pirates and his 475 home runs in 9,027 plate appearances.

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Ortiz is batting .229 this season with nine home runs, 28 RBIs and a .727 OPS. Sunday’s home run was his second in as many days and his third in four days.

Mike Fiammetta

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