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David Ortiz a First Ballot Hall of Famer, But Longtime Red Sox Pitchers Curt Schilling, Roger Clemens Fall Off Ballot

David Ortiz

Boston Red Sox legend David Ortiz has been elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame. Ortiz is a first-ballot Hall of Famer, but longtime Sox pitchers Curt Schilling and Roger Clemens miss Cooperstown for their 10th year on the ballot, meaning he’ll no longer be on the ballot.

Ortiz received 77.9% of the vote, after being at 84.1% on the public ballots. Clemens received 65.2% of the vote, and Schilling was at 58.6%.

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Other former Red Sox like Billy Wagner and Manny Ramirez missed the cut, while former Boston players Jonathan Papelbon, A.J. Pierzynski, Carl Crawford, and Jake Peavy didn’t reach the 5% needed to be on the ballot next year.

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