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Ortiz gets Boston mayor votes but didn't place 3rd

Monday - 11/11/2013, 4:48pm  ET

FILE - In this Oct. 31, 2013 file photo, Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz laughs after being named the MVP after Game 6 of baseball's World Series, in Boston. MTV Networks and Major League Baseball on Monday, Nov. 11, 2013 said they are collaborating on a weekly 30-episode series that melds pop culture and baseball. Ortiz and Pittsburgh Pirates All-Star outfielder Andrew McCutchen are both executive producers of the series, set to begin next spring around the start of the new season. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)

BOSTON (AP) -- Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz is apparently so popular in the city that some residents think he should be mayor.

Ortiz, fresh off his third World Series championship with the team, received several write-in votes in Tuesday's election.

But contrary to initial reports, Ortiz did not finish third in the balloting.

City elections officials say 560 write-in votes were cast altogether, but they don't count those not cast for declared write-in candidates. Therefore, the exact number of votes the World Series MVP received is unclear.

State Rep. Marty Walsh got nearly 52 percent of the vote to beat City Councilor John Connolly in the contest to replace Thomas Menino, the city's longest-serving mayor, who decided not to seek re-election.


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