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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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  • Near-misses, hot-hitting Red Sox foil Orioles in 4-3 series-ending loss

    Near-misses, hot-hitting Red Sox foil Orioles in 4-3 series-ending loss
    The Orioles had plenty of time to digest their 4-3 loss to the Boston Red Sox at Camden Yards on Thursday night. After dropping two of three to the defending World Series champions to open the season, they lingered in the home clubhouse, waiting to...
  • Matt Wieters leads AL catchers in All-Star voting; Nelson Cruz second at DH

    Matt Wieters leads AL catchers in All-Star voting; Nelson Cruz second at DH
    Despite being limited to just 26 games because of a strained right elbow that has prevented him from playing since May 10, the Orioles' Matt Wieters leads all American League catchers in All-Star voting, according to results released Tuesday for the first...
  • Family ties infuse all-area baseball Player of Year with big-league feel

    Family ties infuse all-area baseball Player of Year with  big-league feel
    Olympia's Nick Gordon grew up swinging for the fences at some of baseball's most iconic ballparks. From the time he was 6, he stood in the outfield at Wrigley Field, Fenway Park and Yankee Stadium, among other parks, and hit home runs. To him, they were...
  • Boston's David Ortiz says he's at war with Tampa Bay's David Price

    Boston's David Ortiz says he's at war with Tampa Bay's David Price
    "It's a war. It's on. Next time he hits me he better bring the gloves." — David Ortiz, Boston Red Sox designated hitter, after Tampa Bay Rays pitcher David Price hit him with a pitch Friday. Ortiz said he thought the two players had resolved their...
  • Will Mike Trout replace Derek Jeter as the face of baseball?

    Will Mike Trout replace Derek Jeter as the face of baseball?
    The Derek Jeter Farewell Tour stops in Anaheim on Monday, 18 years after the celebrated shortstop played his first game there, so long ago that the home team had Jim Abbott on the mound, Rex Hudler in center field and California Angels as its name. On...
  • After confrontation, Red Sox have last word in crucial 7th inning of 4-2 win vs. Orioles

    After confrontation, Red Sox have last word in crucial 7th inning of 4-2 win vs. Orioles
    BOSTON — Whether the Orioles’ dust-up with the Boston Red Sox on Saturday afternoon at Fenway Park galvanizes their clubhouse remains to be seen over the course of a season still in its infancy. Regardless, the dugout-emptying...
  • 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...
  • 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...