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David Ortiz

Published : Mar 12 2017 | Modified : Mar 12 2017

David Ortiz’s full name is David Americo Ortiz Arias and was born in the year 1975. He uses Big Papi as a nickname. He is a retired professional baseball player with Dominican American nationality. He played as designated Hitter in the MLB and he would also play as first base occasionally. He was a player at Minnesota Twins since 1997 until 2002 and then played for Boston Red Sox since 2003 until 2016.

From his biography, Ortiz had been All-Star for ten time, World Series champion for three time and he has been a Silver Slugger winner for seven-time. He has the single-season record in Red Sox with over 54 home runs and he set this record in 2006.

David Ortiz was born in the city of Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic and he was signed for the first time in Seattle Mariners in the year 1992 but he was traded to join Minnesota Twins in the year 1996. He started to play for the twins in the year 1997 and after playing for 6-season, he signed for Boston Red Sox after being released by the Twins. He was the instrumental in a team that ended the 86-year drought in World Series Championship in the year 2004. He was able to make successful championship run in the year 2007 and in 2013. He was the MVP in the 2013 World Series.

David Ortiz had crossed a plate after a making a home run and he looked up and then points the two index fingers towards the sky to pay a tribute to Angela Rosa Arias, his mother. She died because of car crash in the year 2002 when he was 46 years old. He has also got a tattoo of the mother the biceps.

David Ortiz was nicknamed because of the habit he has of calling the people who has the name that he cannot remember as Papi. David Ortiz is married, his wife is Tiffany Ortiz, and he became the fan of the Green Bay Packers. His wife was born in the city of Kaukauna in Wisconsin. This is a town found between Appleton and Green Bay. In 2013, he was about to separate with his wife but they reconciled. He became United States Citizen in 2008 at the John F Kennedy Library found in Boston.

Reebok has Big Papi 10M Mid Baseball cleat and he used it in 2007 MLB ALL Star Game in San Francisco for the first time. He has a net worth of 45 millions. His salary is 16 million USD. His contract extension was worth 16 million dollars. His stats can be found on baseball. Fangraphs. His instagram is @davidortiz and his twitter is @davidortiz. Ortiz founded David Ortiz Children’s Fund and support different causes in helping children starting from Dominican Republic and Boston. He has Charity Wine label called Vintage Papi and it raised 150,000 dollars for Children’s fund under his name.

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