David Ortiz hit his first home run for the Red Sox on April 27, 2003, in Anaheim. His pinch-hit, solo shot in the 14th inning broke a tie and Boston went on to win, 6-4. Ortiz still remembers it.

A decade passed, and Ortiz hit a few more home runs. He certainly doesn't recall all of them, but Saturday's were surely special.

With a two-run shot to dead-center in the third, Ortiz became the third player in Red Sox history to hit 400 home runs with the club, joining Hall of Famers Ted Williams and Carl Yastrzemski.

To hit that many home runs with one club, a player needs longevity, talent and commitment from the organization. Ortiz has those, but Saturday served as a reminder that he's been around quite a while.

"Old," Ortiz said with a smile when asked how he felt joining that elite company. "Nah, man, it's an honor to be up there mentioned with those legends. … You come to this organization to play and you're not expecting your name to be mentioned next to those guys."

Ortiz is 51 behind Yastrzemski for second on the club's all-time list. Williams' franchise record of 521 dingers will be tough to break. But Yastrzemski hit his in 3,308 games with Boston. Williams needed 2,292. Ortiz has played 1,630, with more than a few left.