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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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  • Joe Maddon blends old-school with new-age ideas

    Joe Maddon blends old-school with new-age ideas
    J.T. Snow felt an avalanche of pressure 21 years ago after being demoted to Triple-A Edmonton when he encountered roving hitting instructor Joe Maddon. “I’m wondering who the heck this guy is, and he would call me ‘Jackie,’&...
  • On The Fly: Sayonara, Soriano

    On The Fly: Sayonara, Soriano
    Now that Alfonso Soriano says he will retire, it brings to mind when he burst onto the scene in New York with 18 home runs and 43 steals in 2001. That next year he just missed being a 40-40 player with 39 home runs and 41 stolen bases. He just could not...
  • How will qualifying offer affect Nelson Cruz's free-agent market value?

    How will qualifying offer affect Nelson Cruz's free-agent market value?
    The Orioles made slugger Nelson Cruz a one-year, $15.3 million qualifying offer Monday, but it remains to be determined how that will affect Cruz’s free-agent market value going forward. This is the third year of the qualifying-offer process --...
  • Royals' South Korean fan is thrilled to be at World Series

    Royals' South Korean fan is thrilled to be at World Series
    The new generation of Kansas City Royals fans might swoon at Alex Gordon, or Lorenzo Cain, or Mike Moustakas. The guy who flew 14 hours to get here from South Korea is a diehard fan. So, as SungWoo Lee bounced behind the batting cage before Game 1 of...
  • Orioles have every reason to bring back Nelson Cruz, but they might not be able to

    Orioles have every reason to bring back Nelson Cruz, but they might not be able to
    Here's a happy thought while everyone tries to look into the future and figure out how the Orioles roster will look when spring training begins in February: Next year's starting lineup is going to look a lot like what this year's starting lineup...
  • Frank Thomas on deck for World Series coverage

    Frank Thomas on deck for World Series coverage
    Baseball came easily to Frank Thomas as he was on the fast track, barely spending a season in the minors before launching his Hall of Fame career with the White Sox in 1990. Broadcasting? Now that’s a different story. Thomas admits he still is a...
  • Corks, lineup cards, oddball items -- Orioles fans want it all

    Corks, lineup cards, oddball items -- Orioles fans want it all
    For some fans, it's not enough in this memorable, extended Orioles' season to merely watch the games. They yearn to preserve the all-too-fleeting moments — to touch them — by buying pieces of the season. They want to own the one-of-a-kind...
  • With 2-1 win, Orioles sweep Tigers to advance to AL Championship Series

    With 2-1 win, Orioles sweep Tigers to advance to AL Championship Series
    DETROIT -- Buck Showalter has played postseason chess several times before, and like most participants as confident as he is, he has lost more times than not. But in the Orioles’ triumphant American League Division Series sweep of the Detroit...
  • With two-run blast, Nelson Cruz passes Babe Ruth in postseason home runs

    With two-run blast, Nelson Cruz passes Babe Ruth in postseason home runs
    DETROIT -- The Orioles struck first in Game 3 of the American League Division Series -- and they did it in a familiar fashion. Designated hitter Nelson Cruz went deep in October. He has done that a bit. In the sixth inning, Cruz planted an 84-mph...
  • A hair-raising way to pick a World Series winner

    A hair-raising way to pick a World Series winner
    Don’t be surprised if the World Series is decided by a whisker. Or, more accurately, whiskers. According to research from STATS Inc., the team with the higher percentage of facial hair has won each of the last four World Series. And that could...
  • On The Fly: Choate Football Team Is Perfect

    How's this for domination: Choate-Wallingford is 3-0 and has yet to allow a point, defeating Cushing Academy 55-0, Lawrenceville School 37-0 and Phillips Exeter 49-0. Quarterback John Fadule has thrown eight touchdown passes and rushed for six TDs....