David Ortiz Notches 2,000th Hit of Career in Front of Adoring Fenway Park Crowd

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David Ortiz Notches 2,000th Hit of Career in Front of Adoring Fenway Park Crowd

With a double off Al Alburquerque in the sixth inning, Boston Red Sox DH David Ortiz reached 2,000 career hits with the team's 20-4 shellacking of the Detroit Tigers Wednesday night.

Even better, it happened to come in front of the Fenway Park faithful:

Two-thousand career hits is no small task, but Big Papi is one of those rare few blessed with both power and contact skills.

One of MLB's more beloved players, the accomplishment clearly didn't go unnoticed:

Reaching the 2,000 milestone was obviously the highlight of the night, but that wasn't Ortiz's entire night. In a September matchup between two of the AL's best, Big Papi was clutch, clubbing two home runs to accompany the RBI double. The home runs happened to be hits No. 1,999 and 2,001.

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Ortiz has been enjoying a career revitalization of sorts at the age of 37. With his 3-for-5, four RBI performance in the team's historic eight-HR night, it brings Ortiz to 26 home runs in 117 games, to go with his .313 batting average.

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n the team's 20-4 shellacking of the Tigers on Wednesday.
n front of the Fenway Park faithful
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