The former designated hitter for the Lions of the Chosen One, David Ortiz, became the first Dominican player to be elected to be inducted into the Hall of Fame of the Caribbean Series to be held on February 2, 2022.
The information was released on Tuesday by the Caribbean Professional Baseball Confederation (CBPC) in conjunction with the Santo Domingo 2022 Caribbean Series Organizing Committee, with which it is in charge of the general logistics of the event.
Ortiz who reinforced the Tigres del Licey and Aguilas Cibaeñas from the Dominican Republic in the 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 CBPC Member Leagues.
Ortiz played 32 games, exhausted 121 at-bats, 42 hits, 12 doubles, 5 home runs, 29 RBIs and an average of .355 points.
Leader in Driven Careers and Co-leader in doubles in the 1999 Series, as well as leader in Slugging, OPS, Bases Reached and Driven Runs and Co-leader in Average and Connected Hits 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 CBPCAll 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, they are responsible for exercising the suffrage for the elections of the enthroned of the class of 2022.
At the beginning of this 2021, Rodrigo Lopez, Adan Amezcua and Enrique Mazón Rubio in Class 2021 of the Caribbean Series Hall of Fame e within the framework of the 63rd edition of the Mazatlán 2021 Caribbean Series.
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David Ortiz, elected to the 2022 Caribbean Series Pavilion of Fame