Santo Domingo .– Former designated hitter and first baseman for the Leones del Escogido, David Ortiz, became the first Dominican player from the 2022 group to be elected to be inducted to the Caribbean Series Pavilion of Fame, scheduled ceremony for next February 2.
The information was released on Tuesday by the Caribbean Professional Baseball Confederation (CBPC) in conjunction with the Santo Domingo 2022 Caribbean Series Organizing Committee, which is in charge of the general logistics of the event.
Ortiz, who reinforced the Tigres del Licey and Águilas Cibaeñas of the Dominican Republic in Caribbean Series from 1999-2004, received a total of 14 of the 15 votes cast by the members of the jury, which is made up of sports journalists from the Member Leagues of the CBPC.
Ortiz played 32 games, exhausted 121 at-bats, had 42 hits, 12 doubles, 5 home runs and had 29 RBIs and an average of .355 points.
Leader in RBIs and co-leader in doubles in the 1999 Series, as well as leader in slugging, OPS, bases reached and RBIs and co-leader in average and hits connected in the 2003 Series.
A total of 12 Dominican players have been elevated to immortality in the Caribbean Series Hall of Fame, since its first release in 1996.
Among them are Ricardo Carty, Manuel Mota, George Bell, Pedro Borbón, Winston -Chilote- Llenas and Domingo Ernesto -Monchín- Pichardo (driving force).
ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE NEXT EXALTED
The Caribbean Professional Baseball Confederation (CBPC) in conjunction with the Santo Domingo 2022 Caribbean Series Organizing Committee, expressed that the second player who will receive the immortality bath will be announced soon.
By regulation of the CBPC, all the players on the ballot belong to the Professional Baseball League of the Dominican Republic, host country of the upcoming Caribbean Series.
A group of sports writers, members of the jury, from the Dominican Republic, Mexico, Venezuela and Puerto Rico, are responsible for exercising the suffrage for the selections of the enthroned of the class of 2022.
At the beginning of this 2021, Rodrigo López, Adan Amezcua and Enrique Mazón Rubio in the 2021 Class of the Caribbean Series Pavilion of Fame and within the framework of the 63rd edition of the Mazatlán 2021 Caribbean Series. .
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