David Ortiz's historic World Series
No one expected David Ortiz, at 37 years old, to be the same player that he was on the Red Sox’ 2004 world championship team. And he wasn’t; he was better. Ortiz hit an incredible .688 in the series, smacking two home runs and driving in six runs, and those numbers were one incredible Carlos Beltran catch from being .706/3/9.
Ortiz’s .688 average and .760 on-base percentage were second-best all-time in the World Series to Billy Hatcher in 1990.
Surprising no one, Ortiz was named World Series MVP as he won his third championship ring. In three World Series appearances, Ortiz is 20 for 44 for a .454 batting average, the best ever among players with at least 50 plate appearances.