#1 No matter what happens in the postseason, David Ortiz is capping his career with quite a slugging display. Adidas NMD Aanbieding .Bostons 40-year-old designated hitter finished the regular season with a .315 average and 38 home runs, and he tied for the A von chenwen121314 14.10.2019 14:55

No matter what happens in the postseason, David Ortiz is capping his career with quite a slugging display. Adidas NMD Aanbieding .Bostons 40-year-old designated hitter finished the regular season with a .315 average and 38 home runs, and he tied for the American League lead with 127 RBI. His OPS of 1.021 was the fourth-best of his career.Ortizs powerful finale is noteworthy -- often, when a player is on the verge of retirement, its easy to see why. His bat speed (or his fastball) has slowed to the point where hes no longer capable of performing at the high level fans are accustomed to seeing.The best final season of any player in the modern era, as measured by Baseball-Reference.coms wins above replacement stat, belongs to Sandy Koufax, who was worth 10.3 WAR in 1966. He went 27-9 with a 1.73 ERA and 317 strikeouts, winning his third Cy Young Award.Thats an outlier, though, because Koufax retired in his prime. Ortiz is the rare case of an older player going out with this kind of production when it was not necessarily expected.Here are a few other terrific swan songs:- Ted Williams, 1960. Williams famously homered in the final plate appearance of his career, and he was productive in general that season, hitting .316 with 29 home runs and 72 RBI. Williams only played 113 games in 1960, but his OPS of 1.096 was pretty close to his career average.- Will Clark, 2000. Clark hit .319 with 21 homers in 2000, and he hit .345 in 51 games for St. Louis after being traded there from Baltimore. That was his fourth consecutive season hitting over .300, and the 36-year-old Clarks retirement announcement that November came as something of a surprise.- Barry Bonds, 2007. Bonds broke the career home run record in his final season, finishing with 762. On the year, he hit .276 with 28 home runs in 126 games -- and he led the majors with 132 walks.- Mike Mussina, 2008. Mussina was approaching age 40 when he won 20 games for the first time in his career in 2008. Hed won 19 twice and 18 three times. His 20-9 record in 08 was no fluke. He posted a 3.37 ERA and walked only 31 batters -- the fewest of his career over a full season.- Mariano Rivera, 2013. Riveras numbers during his farewell season looked pretty normal for the star closer: 6-2 with a 2.11 ERA and 44 saves.Ortizs numbers this year did dip a bit after the All-Star break, but hell be a formidable presence in Bostons lineup for the Division Series against Cleveland.Here are a few other developments from the regular seasons final week:TRIVIA QUESTIONWhich team has the most victories in the American League since 2012? (Answer below)SPOILERSThe Atlanta Braves finished last in the NL East, but they were a different team down the stretch, going 18-10 after the start of September. The Braves took two of three from Detroit in the final series to knock the Tigers out of postseason contention. It was a 10-strikeout performance Saturday by Atlanta right-hander Aaron Blair -- who finished the year with a 7.59 ERA -- that Detroit will look back on with exasperation.TRIVIA ANSWERThe Baltimore Orioles have the most wins in the AL since the start of 2012, and the Orioles and New York Yankees are the only teams in the league that have not had a sub-.500 season in that span. Baltimore is headed to the postseason for the third time in five years after missing out for the previous 14.LINE OF THE WEEKSan Diego rookie Hunter Renfroe made a nice early impression Tuesday when he drove in all of his teams runs in a 7-1 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers. Renfroe, who was drafted in the first round by the Padres in 2013, hit a grand slam and a three-run homer. He also hit the first ever homer to the top of the Western Metal Supply Co. building at Petco Park the next night. Adidas Zx 9000 Kopen . As he recorded his 23rd and 24th points of the evening, a segment of the sellout Air Canada Centre crowd expressed their appreciation for the Raptors point guard with a smattering of MVP chants. Adidas NMD Uitverkoop . -- Brandon Jennings made the most of his first game with the Detroit Pistons on Sunday night. http://www.nmdbelgie.com/kopen-adidas-tennis-hu-sale.html . The Islanders dealt Thomas Vanek to the Montreal Canadiens after less than a year on Long Island. Meanwhile, the Oilers dealt long-time sniper Ales hemsky to the Ottawa Senators on Wednesday for a fifth-round pick in 2014 and a third-rounder in 2015. SAINT BONAVENTURE, N.Y. -- Jaylen Adams scored 27 points, Matt Mobley had 20 points and eight rebounds, and St. Bonaventure beat Siena 81-74 on Wednesday night to regain the Franciscan Cup.The Bonnies hadnt captured the Cup in the annual game since 2013.Brett Bisping had a putback to pull Siena within 74-73 with 45 seconds left. But St. Bonaventure extended its lead to four points after Adams completed a 3-point play and Mobley sealed it with two free throws with 20 seconds left.Denzel Gregg and David Andoh each added 13 points for St. Bonaventure (4-2). It was a career-high for Andoh off the bench and Gregg grabbed 10 rebounds for his third straight double-double. Adidas NMD R1 Heren. The Bonnies were 23 of 27 from the free-throw line (85 percent) compared to Sienas 18 makes in 32 attempts (56 percent).Bisping had 23 points and 13 rebounds -- eight on the offensive end -- for his 20th career double-double for Siena (2-5). Marquis Wright made three 3-pointers and scored 18 points, but the Saints were just 6 of 18 from distance. ' ' '

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