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David Ortiz having season for ages

With his best production in years, Big Papi shows no signs of slowing down

Updated: June 29, 2012, 1:29 AM ET
By Jeremy Lundblad | ESPNBoston.com

Soon enough, David Ortiz will hit his 400th career home run.

After taking Toronto's Jesse Chavez deep Wednesday, he's just one home run shy of becoming the 49th member of the 400 club. Only five players have hit that milestone while in a Red Sox uniform: Manny Ramirez, Andre Dawson, Carl Yastrzemski, Ted Williams and Jimmie Foxx.

It's a significant number for a player whose career seemed to be on the downswing when he hit his 300th. Ortiz finished 2009 with a .238 batting ...

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