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Red Sox Slugger Ortiz on Track for Baseball Hall Election

Former Boston Red Sox player David Ortiz walks on the field before a baseball game against the Cleveland Indians, Sept. 5, 2021, in Boston. Ortiz is on track for induction in Cooperstown this summer, riding the strength of his on- and off-field achievements to overcome stigmas that have stalled or derailed the candidacies of some of his predecessors. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer, File)
Former Boston Red Sox player David Ortiz walks on the field before a baseball game against the Cleveland Indians, Sept. 5, 2021, in Boston. Ortiz is on track for induction in Cooperstown this summer, riding the strength of his on- and off-field achievements to overcome stigmas that have stalled or derailed the candidacies of some of his predecessors. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer, File)
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Boston (AP) -- Boston’s Big Papi appears headed to the Baseball Hall of Fame -- no last-minute walk-off needed.

The Red Sox slugger looks to be on track for induction in Cooperstown this summer, riding the strength of his on- and off-field achievements to overcome stigmas that have stalled or derailed the candidacies of some of his predecessors.