With the process still tainted by the steroid era, David Ortiz was the lone player elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame this year, while others like Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens were shut out.

“Big Papi” was the only player to clear the required 75% threshold, according to results of this year’s voting by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America. Ortiz finished with 77.9% in becoming the 58th player elected in his first year of eligibility. At 46, he will also be the youngest of the 75 living members of the Hall.

“I learned not too long ago how difficult it is to get in on the first ballot,” Ortiz said. “Man, it’s a wonderful honor to be able to get in on my first rodeo. It’s something that is very special to me.”

Bonds是棒球的历史本垒打领袖;354场冠军克莱门斯;600-HOMER-CLUB成员Sammy Sosa;长期的王牌投手Curt Schilling处于年度BBWAA投票中的第10年也是最后一年。



名人堂投票冠军和失败者:大卫·奥尔蒂斯(David Ortiz)进来,还有谁得到好消息(或坏消息)?

What makes David Ortiz a Hall of Famer? Stories from those who know him best

巴里·邦兹(Barry Bonds)被关在库珀斯敦(Cooperstown) - 那是名人堂失败
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Ortiz is a different story, despite his own PED suspicions. A 2009 story in The New York Times reported that Ortiz was among 104 players who tested positive for performance-enhancing substances during a round of tests conducted in 2003. Those results were supposed to remain confidential, and the tests were done to see if the league had reached a threshold to conduct regular testing.

Ortiz has long denied that he used banned substances, and in 2016, commissioner Rob Manfred said the tests in question were inconclusive because “it was hard to distinguish between certain substances that were legal, available over the counter and not banned under our program.”

Manfred added that during subsequent testing Ortiz “has never been a positive at any point under our program.”


As for the last-chance candidates, Sosa’s support never approached the threshold for election, but the cases of Bonds and Clemens were more divisive among the selectors. Both climbed over the 50% mark in 2017 only to see their support plateau in recent seasons. The tallies for their last go-arounds were 66% for Bonds and 65.2% for Clemens.


If it was up to Ortiz, Bonds and Clemens would be joining him on the stage in Cooperstown, New York, this summer.


当大卫·奥尔蒂斯(David Ortiz)进入名人堂时,我们庆祝他独一无二的职业生涯中最好的职业生涯。

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The case of Schilling, Ortiz’s teammate in Boston, was an outlier in the history of the voting, as most candidates who have reached the 70% mark in the voting have eventually been elected. Schilling’s on-field case is strong, with 216 career wins and three World Series titles, and his percentage climbed above 70% in the balloting in both 2020 and 2021.

However, a history of incendiary comments and social media posts appears to have been Schilling’s undoing. Those included a since-deleted 2016 tweet in which Schilling appeared to endorse the lynching of journalists. After he fell short last year, Schilling released a statement asking to be removed from the ballot.

大厅决定不去扫除席林,但他的支持却逐渐减弱。今年,他仅以选票的58.6%的名字命名。Schilling在周二通过社交媒体上对投票评论说:“每年,谈话都围绕着谁没有进来。我每年,尤其是今年,专注于谁加入。[David Ortiz]值得一票选票。恭喜我的朋友,你赢得了!”


全明星内野手亚历克斯·罗德里格斯(Alex Rodriguez)的首次投票中,他以696次本垒打和2,086的RBI结束,总计在各自类别中排名第四。罗德里格斯(Rodriguez)因违反棒球对增强性能的药物的政策而被暂停。费城人的游击手吉米·罗林斯(Jimmy Rollins)是Ortiz和Rodriguez以外唯一的首次符合条件,可以得到足够的支持以保持投票。

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奥尔蒂斯(Ortiz)以群体的个性和可爱的昵称而闻名,他成为了通过作家投票选出的第二个职业生涯。Seattle Mariners great Edgar Martinez was the first when he was elected in 2019. A member of three World Series-winning teams in Boston, Ortiz hit 541 career home runs and added 17 more while putting together a celebrated postseason résumé.

红袜队总裁兼首席执行官萨姆·肯尼迪(Sam Kennedy)在团队发表的一份声明中说:“大卫·奥尔蒂斯(David Ortiz)是有史以来最重要的球员。”“他以相对的匿名性来到波士顿,并以他迷人的个性和强大的蝙蝠来到了他的期望,并在锦标赛中铺平了球队的未来。”

奥尔蒂斯(Ortiz)将成为2004年红袜队(Red Sox)的第二名名人堂成员,他赢得了那个赛季的世界大赛,加入了投手佩德罗·马丁内斯(Pedro Martinez),他赢得了波士顿的86年冠军干旱。他还巩固了他在波士顿体育明星的万神殿中的位置,例如泰德·威廉姆斯,鲍比·奥尔和比尔·罗素,他说他从未想过会发生的事情。


Martinez was with Ortiz on Tuesday at a gathering in the Dominican Republic, where Ortiz received news of his election.Ortiz is the fourth Dominican-born player to be elected to the Hall, joining Martinez, Juan Marichal and Vladimir Guerrero.

“I can imagine how New England feels about one of its babies getting into the Hall of Fame today,” Ortiz said. “I don’t even have to tell you about the Dominican Republic. It’s a country that breathes baseball. And people are very excited right here. Everything is going crazy right now.”

Ortiz will enter the Hall during the July 24 induction ceremony at the Clark Sports Center in Cooperstown. He will join six players selected by a pair of era committees last month: Brooklyn Dodgers great Gil Hodges, Twins slugger Tony Oliva, longtime White Sox star Minnie Minoso, pitcher Jim Kaat, Black baseball pioneer Bud Fowler and Negro League legend and ambassador Buck O’Neil. All but Ortiz, Kaat and Olivo will be inducted posthumously.

In addition, late broadcaster Jack Graney will be honored as the Ford C. Frick award winner for excellence in broadcasting, while ESPN’s Tim Kurkjian will be recognized as this year’s winner of the BBWAA Career Excellence Award for meritorious contributions to baseball writing.

With Ortiz standing as the lone winner from this year’s BBWAA balloting, the writers have now elected just one player total over the past two cycles. The sudden drought comes on the heels of a fertile period for inductees, which saw the writers select 22 players during the period from 2014 to 2020.

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