The David Ortiz Report

Boston’s favorite diva, David Ortiz hit his 27th homer of the season last night (cue up Jimi Hendrix‘s Purple Haze, “excuse me while I kiss the sky”) in the Red Sox 4-3 loss to the Rays.

Big Papi and Alfonso Soriano are the only players with 20+ homers each season since 2002.

Most 20+ homer seasons since 2002

Yrs From To Age
Alfonso Soriano 12 2002 2013 26-37
David Ortiz 12 2002 2013 26-37
Albert Pujols 11 2002 2012 22-32
Adam Dunn 11 2002 2013 22-33
Miguel Cabrera 10 2004 2013 21-30
Mark Teixeira 10 2003 2012 23-32
Paul Konerko 10 2002 2012 26-36
Adrian Beltre 10 2002 2013 23-34
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Generated 9/13/2013.

Papi’s longest homerless road game streaks

Ortiz’s homer broke a streak of 10 straight road games without a dinger.

Rk Strk Start End Games AB BA OBP SLG OPS Tm
1 2009-04-10 2009-06-13 28 106 .170 .270 .236 .506 BOS
2 2002-04-08 2002-07-04 26 78 .179 .258 .244 .502 MIN
3 1998-09-16 2000-06-21 26 69 .203 .267 .275 .542 MIN
4 2000-06-24 2000-08-30 25 86 .256 .374 .337 .711 MIN
5 2011-09-08 2012-04-23 17 68 .250 .316 .294 .610 BOS
6 2008-08-04 2008-09-06 17 66 .242 .367 .348 .716 BOS
7 2011-06-14 2011-07-31 16 45 .044 .157 .067 .224 BOS
8 2011-04-03 2011-04-28 12 43 .279 .367 .302 .670 BOS
9 2010-08-14 2010-09-13 11 42 .238 .289 .333 .622 BOS
10 2009-08-20 2009-09-22 11 40 .125 .234 .175 .409 BOS
11 2009-06-27 2009-07-22 11 42 .310 .362 .381 .743 BOS
12 2013-08-15 2013-09-11 10 39 .128 .239 .205 .444 BOS
13 2010-06-04 2010-06-24 10 36 .056 .190 .056 .246 BOS
14 2008-05-07 2008-05-24 10 39 .256 .370 .359 .729 BOS
15 2007-08-04 2007-08-24 10 36 .278 .447 .389 .836 BOS
16 2000-09-08 2000-10-01 10 32 .156 .250 .281 .531 MIN
17 1998-07-18 1998-08-18 10 30 .167 .306 .233 .539 MIN
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Ortiz hit his 428th homer passing Mike Piazza for 46th place on the all time HR list

Player HR From To Age G PA AB Tm
Andruw Jones 434 1996 2012 19-35 2196 8664 7599 ATL-LAD-TEX-CHW-NYY
Juan Gonzalez 434 1989 2005 19-35 1689 7155 6556 DET-CLE-TEX-KCR
Paul Konerko 433 1997 2013 21-37 2255 9231 8139 LAD-TOT-CHW
Cal Ripken 431 1981 2001 20-40 3001 12883 11551 BAL
David Ortiz 428 1997 2013 21-37 1956 8191 7007 MIN-BOS
Mike Piazza 427 1992 2007 23-38 1912 7745 6911 LAD-TOT-NYM-SDP-OAK
Billy Williams 426 1959 1976 21-38 2488 10519 9350 CHC-OAK
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Generated 9/13/2013.