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David Ortiz inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame; Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens and Curt Schilling miss out

Written by Doug Rush

David Ortiz inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame; Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens and Curt Schilling miss out

The National Baseball Hall of Fame has one new member joining the ranks.

David Ortiz, longtime Boston Red Sox designated hitter, was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame, as the announcement came on Tuesday night.

Ortiz got in on bus first attempt with 79 percent of the voting. Ortiz played 20 seasons and hit 541 home runs for his career; he also has 2,472 hits and won the 2013 World Series MVP Award. His 541 home runs are the 17th most in al, of baseball.

Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens and Curt Schilling all fall short in their final year of eligibility. They still have an opportunity to get in at the end of the year.

About the author

Doug Rush

Doug Rush is entering his 18th season as a writer. His career dates back to when he was with The Asbury Park Press covering high school football, The Harlem Globetrotters and The Lakewood Blueclaws.


In 2009, he joined Bleacher Report, covering the New York Yankees and New York Giants, amassing over 2 million reader views.


After 2013, he left B/R to join Sports Media 101 to cover the Yankees and Giants. While with Sports Media 101, Rush was named to the Pro Football Writers Association of America. He was there until July of 2016.

In January of 2018, Rush joined USA Today as part of the Giants Wire staff to cover the Giants. He is still currently with them, as he does weekly analysis for them during the season.


In September of 2021, Rush joined Pro Sports Extra, where he will be covering MLB, the NFL, NBA, WWE and AEW.


Doug is from Toms River, New Jersey where he has two children, Carson and Peyton.