His induction ceremony will be on Sunday, in Cooperstown.
Ortiz made a cool donation to the Hall, as a loan: he is giving up his World Series rings to be showcased at his Hall of Fame exhibit.
“This is the (fairly new) exhibit at the Hall for David Ortiz. He loaned the Hall his WS rings to exhibit,” Red Sox veteran reporter Pete Abraham tweeted.
This is the (fairly new) exhibit at the Hall for David Ortiz. He loaned the Hall his WS rings to exhibit. pic.twitter.com/xL4iu3MwKQ
— Pete Abraham (@PeteAbe) July 22, 2022
He Helped Re-Shape The Public Perception Of The Red Sox
Ortiz helped the Red Sox change the organizational image and culture of being losers for 86 years in 2004.
They are now viewed as a top-notch franchise, a winning organization that has taken home four World Series championships since the turn of the millennium.
Ortiz was a main figure in three of them: 2004 (including the greatest comeback in postseason history against the New York Yankees), 2007, and 2013, when he was crowned the World Series MVP.
He also went to 10 All-Star Games, won the 2004 ALCS MVP award, seven Silver Slugger awards, two Hank Aaron awards, and paced the league in homers and RBI multiple times.
With his .286/.380/.552 career line and 541 homers, he is considered one of the greatest designated hitters in the history of the game.
Everything is ready for Ortiz to enter the Hall and be considered immortal in the great game of baseball.
His achievements will never be forgotten by the baseball universe, especially Red Sox fans.