VIDEO: Minor-league David Ortiz impresses A-Rod, Junior in 1996

Back in 1996, Mariners Ken Griffey Jr. (probably the best player in baseball at the time) and Alex Rodriguez (the best young talent in the game) staged an impromptu Home Run Derby at a minor-league ballpark. And they were incredibly impressed with a player for Class A Wisconsin by the name of David Ortiz.

Here's the story, via KIRO TV:

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Matt Snyder has been a baseball writer with CBS Sports since 2011. A member of the BBWAA, he's now covered the last five World Series beginning with the epic 2011 Fall Classic. The former Indiana University... Full Bio

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