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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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  • AL East a beast no more: 88 victories enough for crown at current pace

    AL East a beast no more: 88 victories enough for crown at current pace
    A decade ago, it was nicknamed the “American League Beast,” the biggest, baddest division in all of baseball. It featured the sport's two free-spending behemoths and three other talented but inferior teams that seemingly prayed for the gift of...
  • Uniontown native crafts bats for baseball pros

    It all started with stickball. Jack Marucci and his siblings played stickball with broom handles in the parking lot of their parents' North Gallatin Avenue restaurant in Uniontown, Shady Side Inn, and he'd walk with his younger brother Jerry to Nickman's...
  • MLB needs to protect fans from injury at ballparks

    MLB needs to protect fans from injury at ballparks
    The pain has not gone away, seven years later. Neither has the metal inside her body. Surgeons needed that metal to put her jaw back together, after a wayward fragment of a broken bat slammed against the left side of her face. Susan Rhodes has made what...
  • Blue Jays win 10th straight, Martin HR in 11th beats Red Sox

    Once again, Russell Martin got the go-ahead hit for the Toronto Blue Jays. Then again, most everyone seems to be getting big hits for them lately. Martin hit a leadoff home run in the 11th inning and the Blue Jays won their 10th straight game, beating...
  • Blue Jays win 11th straight to tie team record, rout Red Sox

    The way the Toronto Blue Jays are playing these days, even the last hitter in their lineup is plenty dangerous. The Blue Jays won their 11th straight game to tie the team record, routing the Boston Red Sox 13-5 Sunday as ninth-place batter Ryan Goins...
  • Orioles sweep Red Sox, continue hot streak with 6-5 victory

    Orioles sweep Red Sox, continue hot streak with 6-5 victory
    As Nolan Reimold trotted around the bases for his first homer in an Orioles uniform in 23 months, he would acknowledge later that he took some time to savor the moment. That’s because in July, when the Orioles reluctantly designated Reimold for...
  • Observations from the Orioles' 6-5, series-sweeping victory over the Red Sox

    Observations from the Orioles' 6-5, series-sweeping victory over the Red Sox
    Some thoughts about the Orioles' series finale Thursday night against the Boston Red Sox and their upcoming weekend series against the New York Yankees (33-26) at Camden Yards: -- The Orioles truly needed to make a statement this week as they returned...
  • Orioles' bullpen is thriving like it's 2014

    Orioles' bullpen is thriving like it's 2014
    In the Orioles' three-game sweep of the Boston Red Sox, the club’s first series sweep of the year, one area of the team really stood out. Maybe you’ve heard this one before: The bullpen was outstanding. In the three-game series, the unit...
  • Orioles Hit 3 HRs To Beat Red Sox 6-5 And Complete Sweep

    Orioles Hit 3 HRs To Beat Red Sox 6-5 And Complete Sweep
    BALTIMORE (AP) — The Baltimore Orioles entered this week with the opportunity to change the landscape in the AL East. After dropping the Boston Red┬áSox into last place with a three-game sweep, the Orioles shifted their attention toward knocking...
  • Pitching, defense lift Orioles to third win in a row, 5-2 over Red Sox

    Pitching, defense lift Orioles to third win in a row, 5-2 over Red Sox
    In a sport filled with myriad complexities, arcane rules and subtle nuances, it seems too simplistic to conclude that if a team pitches well and catches the baseball, it can win games. “No it's not” an oversimplification, said Orioles manager...
  • Orioles overcome former prospect Eduardo Rodriguez, injury to Miguel Gonzalez to beat Boston, 1-0

    Orioles overcome former prospect Eduardo Rodriguez, injury to Miguel Gonzalez to beat Boston, 1-0
    The buzz around Camden Yards on Tuesday night centered on former Orioles pitching prospect Eduardo Rodriguez, who was making his third big league start, against his former team, wearing the road gray uniform of the division-rival Boston Red Sox. The 22-...