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David Ortiz

Baseball designated hitter
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Net worth 2018: $45 Million
Industry: Sportspersons
Residence: Santo Domingo
Country: United States
BirthDay: 18 November 1975
Height: 1.91 m
Education: Edudia Espallat High School, Dominican Republic

David Ortiz was bornon 18 November 1975 in Santo Domingo, American, is Baseball designated hitter. David Americo Ortiz Arias, popularly known as ‘Big Papi’, is a Dominican-American professional baseball player, the designated hitter, with the Boston Red Sox of Major league Baseball. He formally played for Minnesota Twins for a few years before joining Red Sox for good. He is also known as the heart of the Boston Red Sox’s offensive machine, due to his huge frame and talent to hit larger than life home runs. He is undoubtedly the most famous and intimidating players of baseball in the United States. As a young boy, Ortiz had a special liking for the game as his father played baseball for years in Dominican pro and semipro leagues. Due to his huge physic, he was pushed into basketball in his high school but the love of baseball earned him a contract by the Seattle Mariners who then traded him off to the Minnesota Twins. Soon Ortiz’s talent was recognized by the Major league Baseball and the Boston Red Sox hired him to play sporadically for them as pinch hitter. But later, he was given a chance to play a season as the designated hitter and he never looked back after that. Ortiz is a nine-time All-Star, a three-time World Series champion and he holds the Red Sox single-season record for home runs with 54 and also an all-time leader in MLB history for home runs (381), RBIs (1,245) and hits (1,758) by a DH.


$45 Million


the In 2013, Ortiz hit his 500th career double and passed Harold Baines to become the all time leader for hits by a DH with 1689


Ortiz became only the fifth player to hit 300 home runs as a member of the Red Sox in 2011


In 2010, Ortiz won the Home Run Derby contest at the All-Star Game and finished the season with 32 home runs, 102 RBIs and batted


Ortiz hit his 300th career home run against in 2009 and finished the season with 28 home runs and 99 RBIs with a


In 2008, Ortiz could not play as many matches because of a wrist injury


In 2005, Ortiz led the American League in RBIs by finishing second in homeruns and third in OPS


In 2004, Ortiz hit 41 home runs and had 139 RBIs while batting


Ortiz signed a contract with the Boston Red Sox in 2003


He experienced serious knee problems, which finally led to his release by the Twins in 2002


In 1997, Ortiz made his debut in the Major League, playing for the Minnesota Twins but he suffered from many injuries


In 1992, he was signed on by the Seattle Mariners and he played for them until 1996 and then got traded off to Minnesota Twins


He broke Jimmie Foxx's record by hitting his 51st home run off of Johan Santana of the Twins

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