Common Name: David Ortiz
Born: November 18, 1975
in Santo Domingo,
Primary Team: Boston Red Sox
Full Name:David Americo Ortiz
Major League Debut: 09/13/1999
Nick Names: Big Papi
Primary Position: Designated Hitter, First Baseman
Primary Uniform: 34
Teams Played For:Boston Red Sox, Minnesota Twins
Won the world series with the Red Sox in 2004, 2007, 2013
World Series Championship, 2004, 2007, 2013
AL All Star 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
ALCS MVP 2004
AL Sliver Slugger 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2011, 2013
Home Run Derby Winner 2010
World Series MVP, 2013
David Ortiz is married to Tiffany nee Brick. The couple of have 3 children together. He splits the off season between the Dominican Republic and Massachusetts.
Ortiz made his pro debut in 1993, with the Mariner's Dominican Summer League club.
Quote:"We've seen it so often. The whole inning we're sitting there thinking, 'Let's just get David to the plate.' He just has the ability to take such good swings in those situations. He doesn't do anything different. I think he's smart enough to know the pressure is on the other team, even though we're down."
- Boston Red Sox Manager Terry Francona
Did You Know?...
David Ortiz holds the Red Sox single-season record for home runs with 54, set during the 2006 season.
David Ortiz's autobiography, Big Papi - My Story of Big Dreams and Big Hits made the New York Times Best Seller List in the spring of 2007
On June 11, 2008, Ortiz became a United States citizen.
Home Run Milestone
500th Home Run: http://m.redsox.mlb.com/bos/video/topic/11493214/v476091783/?query=david%2Bortiz%2Bhits%2B500