David Ortiz is rightfully perceived as one of the best hitters of his era -- a man who was dominant for the Red Sox for 14 seasons and a huge reason that, after an 86-year drought, they've won 3 World Series with Ortiz in the heart of their lineup. But his legacy and accomplishments run far deeper than you might have imagined.
In this video, a look at his prime years in the mid-2000s proves that his peak rivals that of any other player in baseball history ... and that he's been as good as any hitter in the game since joining Boston back in 2003. What separates him from most is his ability to come through when his team needs him most. Whether it was his heroics in the 2004 ALCS in leading the Red Sox from a 3-0 deficit over their archrival Yankees, or being a one-man wrecking crew in the 2013 World Series, there is no shortage of October Papi memories that Red Sox fans hold near and dear to their heart.
After wrapping up what has been the greatest final season of all time -- at the age of 40 no less -- David Ortiz can truly only be described as one of a kind.