David Ortiz hit his 475th career home run, tying him with Stan Musial and Willie Stargell
Red Sox DH David Ortiz launched his 475th career home run in Sunday’s blowout loss to the Blue Jays, moving him into a tie for 29th on baseball’s all-time home run leaderboard with Stan Musial and Willie Stargell. Lou Gehrig and Fred McGriff are next on the list at 493.
The blast capped off a five-run fifth inning for the Red Sox, halving their deficit, but they still went on to lose 13-5. Ortiz, 39, hasn’t done a whole lot at the plate this season, batting a meager .229/.313/.414 with nine home runs and 28 RBI in 240 plate appearances.