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David Ortiz watches his 500th career home run off Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Matt Moore during the fifth inning of a baseball game.
 (Chris O'Meara/AP)
David Ortiz watches his 500th career home run off Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Matt Moore during the fifth inning of a baseball game. (Chris O'Meara/AP)
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David Ortiz has joined the 500 home run club. Over the weekend, Big Papi hit his 499th and 500th, making him the 27th player in major league history and the fourth Boston Red Sox player to hit 500.

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ESPN: Red Sox Star David Ortiz Launches 500th Career Home Run

  • "Ortiz hit No. 499, a three-run home run, in the first inning off Rays left-hander Matt Moore, driving a 1-2 fastball over the right-field fence. After popping out to short center field on a 3-0 pitch in the third inning, Ortiz led off the fifth inning against Moore, greeted by chants of "Let's go, Papi,'' and drove a 2-2 pitch into the seats. Ortiz's teammates poured out of the dugout and the relief pitchers ran in from the bullpen to greet him after he jogged slowly around the bases, stepped on home plate, brought his fingers to his lips, and then pointed to the sky."

This segment aired on September 14, 2015.

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