David Ortiz is apparently such a legend in the eyes of Bostonians that many think he's fit to run the city. The Red Sox DH received more write-in votes in Tuesday's mayoral election than anyone else, according to the Boston Electoral Commission (via WGBH), effectively giving him a third-place finish in the race.
It's not unheard of for athletes to enter politics when their playing careers have ended, but it's probably not too often that one of them plays a part in an election while he's still taking home trophies. While the actual number of votes that Ortiz received is unknown, there were 560 write-ins accounted for on Tuesday, so it's possible that his vote tally is somewhere in the triple digits.
Big Papi's total is a far cry from the 71,954 votes that mayor-elect Marty Walsh got to win the election, but it's still not bad for a guy who wasn't even running (and happens to play baseball for a living). It's kind of hard to argue with the people who voted for him, he did give a pretty great stump speech.
Ortiz almost single-handedly led the Red Sox to the World Series title last month, hitting a ridiculous .688/.760/1.188 against the Cardinals to bring home the club's third championship in the last decade.