David Ortiz Immortalized By Baseball Peers In ‘Oral History’ Of Big Papi’s Career
Written by Liz Banks
Thursday, 28 July 2016
David Ortiz Immortalized By Baseball Peers In 'Oral History' Of Big Papi's Career
An article by CBS Boston
Pedro Martinez knows greatness when he sees it. The Hall-of-Famer knew David Ortiz was “Big Papi” before even Ortiz knew.
The Red Sox icons met each other in their native Dominican Republic back in December of 2002, not long after the Minnesota Twins released Ortiz and left his future in doubt. According to an article by Ortiz in thePlayers Tribune, he was sitting in a restaurant feeling sullen about his release when Martinez reacted to it with unexpected glee – because it turned out that Pedro wanted him in Boston and saw the legendary “Big Papi” before anyone else, even Ortiz himself.