Big Papi On His Way To Cooperstown

One Red Sox player made it to the Hall of Fame. One did not.

David Ortiz will be a baseball Hall of Famer, while Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens will not. Ortiz was announced into the National Baseball Hall of Fame's 2022 Class Tuesday. Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens did not make the cut in what was their last year on the ballot.

Ortiz was a part of the curse-breaking 2004 Boston Red Sox team that won the World Series for the first time in over 85 years. Also known as "Big Papi," Ortiz was a 10-time All-Star and also won World Series championships in 2007 and 2013. Barry Bonds, Major League Baseball's home run king, and Roger Clemens, one of nine pitchers to ever win more than 350 games, both did not reach the 75-percent vote threshold for induction. Both were faces of the game's steroid-era, and many others from that time have also struggled to garner support for a spot in Cooperstown.

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