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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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  • Bud Norris throws eight scoreless innings in Orioles' 4-0 win over the Red Sox

    Bud Norris throws eight scoreless innings in Orioles' 4-0 win over the Red Sox
    The Orioles needed a deep outing from right-hander Bud Norris on Monday night against the Boston Red Sox after the club’s bullpen accounted for 6 2/3 innings the previous day. Norris gave the Orioles just that, recording his best start since...
  • Double standard in Machado suspension [Letter]

    Double standard in Machado suspension [Letter]
    Does anyone recall last season's July 27 game with Boston when a "mature" David Ortiz started a loud argument with the home plate umpire who called him out on strikes? The Red Sox player was physically restrained by his teammates, but he continued to...
  • Getting Sweet Revenge, American Baseball-Style

    Vengeance is mine, sayeth the Lord. And although retribution shall surely come in the fullness of time, a ballplayer can only wait so long. Accordingly, when Boston slugger David Ortiz came to bat against Tampa Bay's David Price at the end of May...
  • 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...
  • Nelson Cruz passes David Ortiz for lead at DH in AL All-Star voting

    Nelson Cruz passes David Ortiz for lead at DH in AL All-Star voting
    Nelson Cruz has hit eight home runs in his past 13 games, and All-Star voters have taken notice. The Orioles designated hitter has passed David Ortiz of the Boston Red Sox as the top All-Star Game vote-getter at his position in the American League,...
  • Orioles' Nelson Cruz named American League Player of the Week

    Orioles' Nelson Cruz named American League Player of the Week
    Orioles outfielder-designated hitter Nelson Cruz has been named American League Player of the Week, Major League Baseball announced Monday afternoon. In seven games last week, Cruz batted .476 with four home runs and eight RBIs. In that span, he had a...
  • For Orioles slugger Nelson Cruz, a journey back and a new beginning

    For Orioles slugger Nelson Cruz, a journey back and a new beginning
    ARLINGTON, Texas — From the first time Nelson Cruz stepped into the batter’s box at Camden Yards this season, he has heard that unmistakable sound from the home crowd — the long, steady chant of his last name. With the success he has...
  • 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....