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WATCH: David Ortiz reaches base in nine straight plate appearances, ties record

  • David Whitlock

Boston Red Sox DH/1B David Ortiz (a.k.a. “Big Papi”) tied a World Series Record by reaching base in nine straight plate appearances starting in Game 3 and continuing until Game 5 (two of those three won by the Sox on their way to a 3-2 series lead).  Watch the recap of each at bat for nine straight times he stepped in the batter’s box, then reached base (via

For those keeping score at home, it went: Walk, Single, Walk, Single, Double, Walk, Single, Double, Single.  At least they kept him in the ballpark.  The St. Louis Cardinals pitching victims were Joe Kelly, Randy Choate, Carlos Martinez, Lance Lynn, Lynn, Lynn, Kevin Siegrist, Adam Wainwright, and Wainwright.  Doubles were down RF line and into Right Center.  Singles were twice through the right side shift, once up the middle, and one in the infield (of all places).

David Ortiz ties OF Billy Hatcher from the 1990 Cincinnati Reds World Championship team, who actually had seven straight hits (2 1B, 4 2B, 1 3B) with two walks.

– David Whitlock

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David (a.k.a. Longhorndave or lhd_on_sports) joined the staff late in the 2012 season and moved to Site Manager in early 2013. A lifelong Houston Astros fan (and mini-season ticket holder for 9 years) he attends 20+ games per year. A statistics freak, David still keeps score the "old fashioned way" on occasion (and has kept manual score of World Series games since 1986 and retains the sheets). He was a featured guest weekly on the Phil Naessens Show. He is also a Texas Longhorns alumnus and huge football and baseball fan of his alma mater. When he isn't watching or writing about baseball, he works as a contractor at NASA Johnson Space Center. He lives by the mantra "a bad day at the ballpark is better than a good day anywhere else."

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