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'A Babe Ruth-type savant': David Ortiz stories on the day of his Hall of Fame election

As David Ortiz gets his Cooperstown call, we asked those who played with, against and covered him to tell their best Big Papi stories.

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STEPHEN A. VS. MAD DOG

Stephen A. and Mad Dog passionately disagree about Bonds' HOF status

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HALL OF FAME

Winners, losers and fallout from the 2022 Baseball Hall of Fame election

Who is headed to Cooperstown? Who got close? Who got left out? We break down the HOF voting results.

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Sports world reacts to Red Sox legend David Ortiz making the Hall

Ortiz's election and Barry Bond's rejection were popular talking points.

DAVID ORTIZ

The moment David Ortiz found out he was in the HOF

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David Ortiz very thankful for Hall of Fame induction

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BARRY BONDS

Barry Bonds was shut out of Cooperstown -- and that's a Hall of Fame failure

The Hall has one job: to tell the story of the sport. And nobody is a bigger part of that story than Barry Lamar Bonds.

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Passan: Bonds not getting HOF nod is 'a true shame'

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Free-agency tracker: Latest moves, grades and analysis

Need to keep tabs on all the major signings? Want to know how our experts grade the big deals?

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