David Ortiz is probably going to be a cinch Hall of Fame inductee when he becomes eligible, but if Pete Rose had a qualifying vote he wouldn't give it to "Big Papi."
Rose is now working as an analyst for FOX, and during the All-Star Game earlier this week he was asked if Ortiz has a Hall of Fame resume.
"Borderline," Rose responded, according to NESN, "because of how many hits he has. But if he plays a couple more years, he’s a cinch."
Rose, baseball's all time hits leader apparently doesn't care that Ortiz has the following (incredible) numbers:
- .286 career average
- 2,400 hits
- 618 doubles
- 525 home runs
- 1,713 RBIs
- .931 career OPS
- 3 World Series rings
- 10 time All-Star
- 7 Silver Slugger awards
However, Sporting News points out that a career designated hitter has never been enshrined in Cooperstown.
Ortiz plans on retiring after the season and he's going out in style, putting together one of the all-time great season for a 40-year-old player.