Last night David Ortiz was the only player elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame this year, and this is his first year on the ballot. He got 77.9% of the vote from the Baseball Writers' Association of America. A player needs 75% to get in. He said, quote, "I learned not too long ago how difficult it is to get in on the first ballot. Man, it's a wonderful honor to be able to get in on my first rodeo. It's something that is very special to me."
Yes, while Ortiz's stint only lasted 6 seasons and the Twins released him in 2002. But hey, Ortiz did hit 58 of his 541 home runs with the Twins. Also, the Twins congratulated their former slugger on social media.