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Reggie Jackson

Big Papi reflects on strong year despite Boston's woes

David Ortiz heard the chatter early in the year, questioning what he had left, and responded with another strong season. The 39-year-old Ortiz went 0 for 3 in Boston's 2-0 victory over Baltimore Sunday and is hitting .268 with 36 homers and 104 RBIs. The homers and RBIs gave him six seasons with at least 35 and 100 with the Red Sox, passing Jimmie Foxx and Manny Ramirez for most in team history. This month, he became the 27th player to reach 500 homers. He also passed Hall of Famer Ted Williams for most seasons in team history with 30 or more homers. He's done it nine times, Williams did it eight years with Boston. But a slow start had critics wondering if time had caught up...