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David Ortiz

David Ortiz
David Ortiz is the designated hitter for the MLB's Boston Red Sox. Prior to joining the Red Sox in 2003, Ortiz played for the Minnesota Twins and Seattle Mariners. Born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, Ortiz began his Major League Baseball career in 1992, and has since won two World Series, played in 4 All-Star games, and tops the majors with 177 homers and 541 RBI since 2004. In 2007, Ortiz released his autobiography, "Big Papi: My Story of Big Dreams and Big Hits," which reached the New York Times Bestseller list. He is the spokesman for Reebok, Sharp, Vitamin Water, and XM Satellite Radio. Ortiz and his wife, Jessica, have three children, and currently reside in Weston, Mass. (Photo... Show more »
David Ortiz is the designated hitter for the MLB's Boston Red Sox. Prior to joining the Red Sox in 2003, Ortiz played for the Minnesota Twins and Seattle Mariners. Born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, Ortiz began his Major League Baseball career in 1992, and has since won two World Series, played in 4 All-Star games, and tops the majors with 177 homers and 541 RBI since 2004. In 2007, Ortiz released his autobiography, "Big Papi: My Story of Big Dreams and Big Hits," which reached the New York Times Bestseller list. He is the spokesman for Reebok, Sharp, Vitamin Water, and XM Satellite Radio. Ortiz and his wife, Jessica, have three children, and currently reside in Weston, Mass. (Photo AP) « Show less

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  • Orioles make three errors, blow five-run lead in 6-5 loss to Boston Red Sox

    Orioles make three errors, blow five-run lead in 6-5 loss to Boston Red Sox
    BOSTON — Everything seemed to go the Orioles' way for 5 1/2 innings against the Boston Red Sox on Sunday night at Fenway Park. But after an ESPN nationally broadcast returned from a commercial break for the bottom of the sixth, everything...
  • David Ortiz prepared to leave Red Sox after this season if necessary

    David Ortiz prepared to leave Red Sox after this season if necessary
    David Ortiz indicated Sunday night that he wouldn't hesitate to walk away from the Boston Red Sox after this season if he doesn't get the contract extension he is seeking. The reigning World Series MVP told a Boston TV station that he wants to play at...
  • Orioles build six-run lead, hang on for 7-6 victory over Red Sox

    Orioles build six-run lead, hang on for 7-6 victory over Red Sox
    BOSTON -- After an unusual early morning wake-up call, the Orioles walked into a Fenway Park filled with emotion Monday morning. As the city of Boston celebrated Patriots' Day — a statewide holiday in Massachusetts — helicopters circled...
  • UConn's Shabazz Napier Throws Out First Pitch At Fenway

    UConn's Shabazz Napier Throws Out First Pitch At Fenway
    BOSTON – There were a lot of champions at Fenway Park on Tuesday. And if there is one thing one champion can appreciate, it's another. "Attitude, man, attitude," said David Ortiz, the Red Sox's World Series MVP and legendary clutch performer....
  • Angels' Albert Pujols has restless night after hitting 500th homer

    WASHINGTON -- Albert Pujols was so wired -- and so busy talking and texting friends around baseball -- after hitting his 500th career home run Tuesday night that the Angels slugger didn’t get to sleep until about 4 a.m. and managed only three or...
  • David Ortiz may have caused the end of White House selfies

    David Ortiz may have caused the end of White House selfies
    If you happen to bump into President Obama at the White House and aren't allowed to take a selfie to record the occasion, you can thank David Ortiz. It started with a seemingly spontaneous moment during the Boston Red Sox's visit to the White House last...
  • MLB hopes to hit one out of the park with MTV2's 'Off the Bat'

    MLB hopes to hit one out of the park with MTV2's 'Off the Bat'
    NEW YORK — Cable-television shows about baseball are as common this time of year as a slow-footed first baseman or a hard-throwing leftie. But what about a series in which studio hosts drool over the big numbers a player puts up on…Twitter?...
  • American League baseball preview

    American League baseball preview
    Team outlooks are listed in predicted order of finish. Lineups and rotations are projections. EAST DIVISION 1 l Tampa Bay 2013 l 92-71, second place Last year in playoffs l 2013 Tampa's young rotation — average age: 25 — may prove to...
  • Some firsts for the Orioles' 2014 regular-season opener at Camden Yards

    Some firsts for the Orioles' 2014 regular-season opener at Camden Yards
    The first pitch of the 2014 baseball season came at 3:14 p.m., an 89 mph strike from Chris Tillman to Daniel Nava. The first out recorded was a grounder by Nava to Tillman, who threw to Orioles first baseman Chris Davis. The next Boston batter, second...
  • Nelson Cruz hits solo home run in 7th to lift Orioles to 2-1 win over Red Sox on Opening Day

    Nelson Cruz hits solo home run in 7th to lift Orioles to 2-1 win over Red Sox on Opening Day
    The path that brought Nelson Cruz to the orange carpet for Opening Day introductions at Camden Yards on Monday afternoon wasn’t the one he imagined months ago when he became a free agent. But if there was any doubt in his mind whether he landed in...
  • Opening Day is magic for fans as weather breaks and Orioles win

    Opening Day is magic for fans as weather breaks and Orioles win
    Two hours before Chris Tillman's first pitch, as the sun poured healing rays onto Eutaw Street and thousands of orange-and-black-clad fans flooded toward the turnstiles, a man in a Brooks Robinson jersey leaned against the No. 5 Hall of Fame sculpture...