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Look: David Ortiz Voted Into MLB Hall Of Fame

David Ortiz tipping his cap to Boston Red Sox fans.

BOSTON, MA - OCTOBER 10: David Ortiz #34 of the Boston Red Sox tips his cap after the Cleveland Indians defeated the Boston Red Sox 4-3 in game three of the American League Divison Series to advance to the American League Championship Series at Fenway Park on October 10, 2016 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

Big Papi has a new home in Cooperstown. On Tuesday, the BBWAA revealed longtime Red Sox DH David Ortiz's induction into the hallowed halls of Upstate New York.

Ortiz saved the Baseball Hall of Fame from another shutout. Of all the members of the 2022 class up for induction, Ortiz was thought to have the best chance of getting in. And he did so on the first ballot.

Released by the Minnesota Twins, Ortiz arrived in Boston in 2003 and quickly laid the foundation for what would eventually be a Hall of Fame career. 10 All-Star selections, seven Silver Slugger Awards, three World Series championships, a World Series and ALCS MVP later; David Ortiz left the game as one of the greatest designated hitters to ever step on a baseball diamond. Although his occasional fielding at first base was drastically underrated. Affectionately known as "Big Papi" in Boston, Ortiz slugged his way into history (and Red Sox fan's hearts) by becoming one of the game's all-time clutch performers. His 20 regular season walk-off hits are good for third-most in MLB history.

David Ortiz finished his career in 2016, leading the AL in RBI's at age 40 with 127. Papi also retired as one of four players ever with 500 home runs and 600 doubles.

Across 20 MLB seasons, Ortiz posted a career batting average of .286, with 541 HR's, 1,768 RBI, 632 doubles and 2,472 hits.