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GIF: David Ortiz's Game 1 blast ties Beltran on all-time postseason list

By Dayn Perry | Baseball Writer

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Cardinals reliever Kevin Siegrist is about to deliver a first-pitch, 96-mph four-seam fastball to Red Sox warrior-poet David Ortiz. Mr. Ortiz is about to do something vicious to the pitch in question ...

(GIF: SBNation)

Prior to the pitch you see above, the rookie Siegrist had thrown 726 pitches in his career, counting the 2013 postseason. Only one of those pitches had been hit for a home run, and that was by a right-handed batter (Starlin Castro) back on July 12.

David Ortiz, though, cares about writing history, not reading it. That home run jumped him up a notch on the list of postseason mashers. With 16 career home runs in the playoffs and World Series, Papi now sits in a tie for 8th all-time ... a dead heat with one Carlos Beltran.

Postseason Home Runs - Career
RankPlayerHRPA
1.Manny Ramirez29493
2.Bernie Williams22545
3.Derek Jeter20734
4.Albert Pujols18321
Reggie Jackson18318
Mickey Mantle18273
7.Jim Thome17267
8.Carlos Beltran16198
DAVID ORTIZ16335
10.Babe Ruth15167

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