Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz helped the Boston Red Sox win their third World Series of the millennium. In the series against the St. Louis Cardinals, Ortiz went 11-for-16 with 2 home runs, 2 doubles, 6 RBIs and 7 runs scored. That performance earned Ortiz World Series MVP honors.
That led to Jeffrey Lacouture of Buzz Feed compiling a list of Ortiz’s best career six game stretches of his career. It is based on six games since that was the length of the World Series, the Red Sox beat the Cardinals 4-2.
What is surprising is that the World Series performance isn’t his best six-game stretch of his career. It is second on the list though. First place was a six-game stretch that included the last three games of the season in 2007 and the first round sweep of the Los Angeles Angels.
In that stretch Ortiz hit four home runs and had an .800 OBP.