David Ortiz hits home run #400

David Ortiz joined an exclusive group of active players with at least 400 homers when he went long yesterday versus the A’s.

Here’s Big Papi’s gang:

Rk Player HR
1 Alex Rodriguez 642
2 Jim Thome 609
3 Manny Ramirez* 555
4 Chipper Jones 460
5 Albert Pujols 458
6 Vladimir Guerrero* 449
7 Jason Giambi 429
8 Andruw Jones 427
9 Paul Konerko 410
10 David Ortiz 400
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Generated 7/5/2012.

*Not currently active

Big Papi became the sixth player to hit his 400th homer while wearing a Red Sox uniform joining Manny B Manny, Carl Yastrzemski, Ted Williams, Jimmie Foxx, and the one would have trouble remembering: Andre Dawson.

Here are the Red Sox leaders in home runs during the time they wore a Boston uniform:

Rk Player HR From To G RBI BA OBP SLG OPS
1 Ted Williams 521 1939 1960 2292 1839 .344 .482 .634 1.116
2 Carl Yastrzemski 452 1961 1983 3308 1844 .285 .379 .462 .841
3 Jim Rice 382 1974 1989 2089 1451 .298 .352 .502 .854
4 Dwight Evans 379 1972 1990 2505 1346 .272 .369 .473 .842
5 David Ortiz 342 2003 2012 1368 1083 .289 .388 .572 .960
6 Manny Ramirez 274 2001 2008 1083 868 .312 .411 .588 .999
7 Mo Vaughn 230 1991 1998 1046 752 .304 .394 .542 .936
8 Bobby Doerr 223 1937 1951 1865 1247 .288 .362 .461 .823
9 Jimmie Foxx 222 1936 1942 887 788 .320 .429 .605 1.034
10 Rico Petrocelli 210 1963 1976 1553 773 .251 .332 .420 .752
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Generated 7/5/2012.

Speaking about Ted Williams, The Splendid Splinter died on this date, July 5, 2002.