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Ortiz elected to HOF, Bonds, Clemens out

(AP Photo/Bill Kostroun, File)

David Ortiz gazed at his phone, his pursed lips revealing nerves rarely seen from one of the game's great clutch hitters.

Pedro Martinez's hand rested on Ortiz's shoulder, and Martinez grinned when the good news came through. The former teammates embraced, and Martinez welcomed Ortiz into a rare space in baseball history.

Big Papi is bound for Cooperstown - and on the first ballot, too.

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AL Batting Average
Rank Name BA
1 Y. Gurriel, Hou.319
2 M. Brantley, Hou.311
3 V. Guerrero Jr., Tor.311
4 T. Anderson, CWS.309
5 N. Lopez, KC.300
6 B. Bichette, Tor.298
7 T. Hernández, Tor.296
8 X. Bogaerts, Bos.295
9 K. Tucker, Hou.294
10 T. France, Sea.291
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NL Batting Average
Rank Name BA
1 T. Turner, LAD.328
2 J. Soto, Was.313
3 B. Harper, Phi.309
4 N. Castellanos, Cin.309
5 A. Frazier, SD.305
6 A. Riley, Atl.303
7 B. Reynolds, Pit.302
8 F. Freeman, Atl.300
9 B. Crawford, SF.298
10 P. Goldschmidt, StL.294
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