On November 1, 2005 — Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz, who was the runner-up in the American League Most Valuable Player voting this week, is second-to-none in the voting for the top two awards given by the Boston chapter of the BBWAA. Ortiz will be given the Ted Williams Award as the top hitter in the major leagues, along with the “Yawkey Award” as the Red Sox MVP at the Boston BBWAA’s annual dinner on January 12, 2006. Ortiz hit .300 with 47 home runs and a major league-leading 148 RBI this season. He also had 34 RBI that put his team ahead, the most in the AL, and 8 RBI from the seventh inning on that gave Boston the lead for good.


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