David Ortiz comes in third for Boston mayoral race

Sarah Hofmann Contributor
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Boston was so thrilled with the Red Sox’ third World Series title in the past decade that hundreds of people wrote in slugger David Ortiz’ name on the ballot for mayor.

Ortiz batted .688 with a .750 on-base percentage and 1.188 slugging percentage against the losing St. Louis Cardinals and was named the series MVP.

In the election Tuesday, Big Papi received the most write-in votes out of any other person, WGBH reports.

There was a total of 560 write-ins cast, and although the exact number that went to the baseball superstar is unknown, the Boston Election Department said that he won the most.

Mayor-elect Marty Walsh won the election with 72,514 votes.

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