Is David Ortiz A Hall Of Famer?

David Ortiz reportedly will retire after the 2016 season with 20 seasons and (at least) three World Series titles in the books.

That renews a debate that has been percolating for a while: Will Papi be a Hall of Famer?

Taking his DHedness and PED whispers out of the equation (two big hurdles for some voters), the counting stats say yes. Entering his final season, Ortiz has 503 home runs and 1,641 RBI – to go along with an OPS of .925.

His home run, RBI and OPS totals put him in rare company. Only 15 players have at least 500 home runs, 1,500 RBI and an OPS of .920. All of them are in the Hall of Fame, will be in the Hall of Fame or should be in the Hall of Fame:

Rk Player HR OPS RBI From To G PA AB R H 2B 3B BB SO HBP SB BA OBP SLG Pos
1 Barry Bonds 762 1.051 1996 1986 2007 2986 12606 9847 2227 2935 601 77 2558 1539 106 514 .298 .444 .607 *78H/D9
2 Hank Aaron 755 .928 2297 1954 1976 3298 13941 12364 2174 3771 624 98 1402 1383 32 240 .305 .374 .555 *9783DH/45
3 Babe Ruth 714 1.164 2214 1914 1935 2504 10622 8399 2174 2873 506 136 2062 1330 43 123 .342 .474 .690 971/H83
4 Alex Rodriguez 687 .937 2055 1994 2015 2719 11964 10341 2002 3070 541 31 1324 2220 175 326 .297 .382 .554 65D/H3
5 Willie Mays 660 .941 1903 1951 1973 2992 12496 10881 2062 3283 523 140 1464 1526 44 338 .302 .384 .557 *8H/39675
6 Jim Thome 612 .956 1699 1991 2012 2543 10313 8422 1583 2328 451 26 1747 2548 69 19 .276 .402 .554 3D5H
7 Frank Robinson 586 .926 1812 1956 1976 2808 11742 10006 1829 2943 528 72 1420 1532 198 204 .294 .389 .537 97D3H8/5
8 Albert Pujols 560 .977 1698 2001 2015 2274 9902 8545 1599 2666 583 16 1165 978 98 103 .312 .397 .581 *37D5/9H64
9 Manny Ramirez 555 .996 1831 1993 2011 2302 9774 8244 1544 2574 547 20 1329 1813 109 38 .312 .411 .585 79D/H
10 Mickey Mantle 536 .977 1509 1951 1968 2401 9907 8102 1676 2415 344 72 1733 1710 13 153 .298 .421 .557 *8397H/645
11 Jimmie Foxx 534 1.038 1922 1925 1945 2317 9676 8134 1751 2646 458 125 1452 1311 13 87 .325 .428 .609 *35H2/7916
12 Frank Thomas 521 .974 1704 1990 2008 2322 10075 8199 1494 2468 495 12 1667 1397 87 32 .301 .419 .555 *D3/H
13 Ted Williams 521 1.116 1839 1939 1960 2292 9788 7706 1798 2654 525 71 2021 709 39 24 .344 .482 .634 *79H/1
14 Mel Ott 511 .947 1860 1926 1947 2730 11348 9456 1859 2876 488 72 1708 896 64 89 .304 .414 .533 *95H8/74
15 David Ortiz 503 .925 1641 1997 2015 2257 9465 8103 1340 2303 584 18 1239 1664 36 15 .284 .378 .547 *D3H
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Play Index Tool Used
Generated 11/17/2015.

His postseason numbers are even more impressive. His OPS jumped to .962 in the postseason, helping the Red Sox to break The Curse and win two more titles along the way.

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