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David Ortiz

Biography

Boston Crimson Sox star nicknamed Big Papi. He’s perhaps one of the most clutch hitters in MLB background and in ’09 2009, he became the all-time head in home works by a specified hitter. He helped the Crimson Sox win Globe Series game titles in 2004, 2007 and 2013. He originally signed using the Seattle Mariners in 1992 beneath the name David Arias, however when he was exchanged towards the Minnesota Twins in 1996 he officially became referred to as David Ortiz. In the 2013 Globe Series against the St. Louis Cardinals, he was merely unstoppable, leading the Crimson Sox with their under-developed Series name in 9 years and getting Globe Series MVP honors. He wedded Tiffany Ortiz in 2003. He provides two daughters, Jessica and Alexandra, and a kid, D’Angelo. He gained a set of Globe Series titles striking beside renowned slugger Manny Ramirez in the Red Sox.

Quick Facts


Full Name David Ortiz
Salary 16 million USD
Date Of Birth November 18, 1975
Place Of Birth Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Profession Baseball Player
Star Sign Scorpio

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  • Salaries
  • Quotes
  • Trademarks
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#Fact
1Currently with the Red Sox who just won their first World Series since 1918. [November 2004]
2Most valuable player of 2013 World Series (2013).
3Following the 2002 season, the Minnesota Twins thought so highly of him that they released him, getting nothing in return for a future superstar. This despite him having a respectable .272 batting average and hitting 20 home runs.
4Was voted Most Value Player of American League Championship Series in 2004, when the Boston Red Sox finally topped their hated rivals, the New York Yankees, in the playoffs, one year after losing to the Bronx Bombers in a heartbreaking Game 7. In the two rounds of playoffs, Ortiz batted .400 (22-for-55) with five homers, 19 RBIs and 13 runs scored in 14 games. The Red Sox, cleared of the Yankees Curse, went on to win their first World Series since Babe Ruth was their star pitcher in 1918.
5Played for the Dominican Republic in the inaugural World Series of Baseball in 2006.
6In a game against the Tampa Bay Devil Rays at Boston's Fenway Park on April 19, 2006, "Big Papi" Ortiz was paid the ultimate compliment to a slugger when Devil Rays manager Joe Maddon made a shift of his fielders so that Ortiz faced five rather than the normal three outfielders. At the bottom of the first inning of the game, which the Red Sox eventually won 7-4, the Devil Rays' defense shifted, leaving only the shortstop and the first baseman in the infield. The third baseman played left field, the left fielder positioned himself in left-center, the second baseman played shallow right, the center fielder shaded toward right, and the right fielder played down the line. Ortiz grounded to short in the first, but doubled off the Wall in the third inning against the shift. Of the shift, Ortiz said "Crazy, man. But whatever they do, they can't catch the ball if you hit it off the Green Monster," referring to the 37-foot wall in left field. The Red Sox had runners on base in Ortiz' other at- bats, forcing the Rays to stick with the over-shift that's usually in play when the slugger comes to the plate. Only the very best hitters, like the late great Ted Williams and superstar Barry Bonds are subjected to such radical fielding strategies.
7He finished among the top five in American League Most Valuable Player voting in 2003 (fifth), 2004 (fourth) and 2005 (second). No other player in baseball has ranked in the top five in A.L. M.V.P. voting in each of the last three years.
8Came in second in American League Most Valuable Player voting in 2005, finishing 24 votes behind winner Alex Rodríguez of the Yankees, whom the Red Sox had tried to acquire before the 2004 season. Rodríguez, a fine-fielding third- baseman who won two Gold Gloves as a shortstop, beat out Ortiz, a non-fielding designated hitter, earning 16 first-place votes and 331 points versus Ortiz's 11 first- place votes and 307 points. "David Ortiz is a great player...," Rodríguez said of his rival. "I'd certainly trade his World Series championship for this MVP trophy." For the 2005 season, Ortiz batted .300 with a career-best 47 home runs, 148 RBIs, 119 runs, 102 walks, a .604 slugging percentage and a .397 on-base percentage in 159 games. He was listed first or second on every MVP ballot cast. Ortiz won the Players Choice Award as the AL's outstanding player after leading the Majors in RBIs and ranking among AL leaders in extra-base hits (first with 88), home runs (second), slugging (second), walks (second), total bases (third), and runs (third).
9Made his MLB debut on 9/2/1997 as a Minnesota Twin. He was signed by the Red Sox at the beginning of the 2003 season.


Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Patriots Day2016David Ortiz
Wicked Bites2014TV Series
Judging Amy2005TV SeriesMiguel Juarez

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
David Ortiz: The Last Walk Off2016TV Series executive producer
Off the Bat from the MLB Fan Cave2014TV Series executive producer

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Gone Baby Gone2007thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show2004TV SeriesHimself
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2004TV SeriesHimself
2004 World Series2004TV Mini-SeriesHimself - Boston Red Sox Designated Hitter
2004 American League Championship Series2004TV SeriesHimself - Boston Red Sox Designated Hitter
2004 MLB All-Star Game2004TV SpecialHimself - AL First Baseman: Boston Red Sox
Still We Believe: The Boston Red Sox Movie2004DocumentaryHimself
2003 American League Championship Series2003TV SeriesHimself - Boston Red Sox Designatd Hitter
2002 American League Championship Series2002TV SeriesHimself
David Ortiz: The Last Walk Off2016TV SeriesHimself
Late Night with Seth Meyers2016TV SeriesHimself
David Ortiz: In the Moment2014TV Movie documentaryHimself
Sunday Night Baseball2002-2014TV SeriesHimself - Boston Red Sox Designated Hitter / Himself - Boston Red Sox First Baseman / Himself - Boston Red Sox Designated hitter / ...
Survivor Series2013TV SpecialHimself
Late Show with David Letterman2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
2013 World Series2013TV Mini-SeriesHimself
Ponchao2013Himself
The Cleveland Show2013TV SeriesHimself
2012 MLB All-Star Game2012TV SpecialHimself - AL Designated Hitter: Boston Red Sox
Jaque mate!2012Himself
2011 MLB All-Star Game2011TV SpecialHimself - AL Designated Hitter: Boston Red Sox
Prime 92009-2011TV SeriesHimself
30 for 302010TV Series documentaryHimself
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon2010TV SeriesHimself
Rachael Ray2009TV SeriesHimself
Historia del Béisbol Dominicano2009DocumentaryHimself
2008 MLB All-Star Game2008TV SpecialHimself - AL Designated Hitter, Boston Red Sox
Live with Kelly and Michael2008TV SeriesHimself
Rome Is Burning2008TV SeriesHimself
Eigo de shabera-night2008TV SeriesHimself
Playball2008Himself
2007 World Series: Boston Red Sox vs. Colorado Rockies2007TV Mini-SeriesHimself - Boston Red Sox Designated Hitter
2007 American League Championship Series2007TV SeriesHimself - Boston Red Sox Designated Hitter
2007 MLB All-Star Game2007TV SpecialHimself - AL Starting First Baseman, Boston Red Sox
2006 MLB All-Star Game2006TV SpecialHimself
History Rings True: Red Sox Opening Day Ring Ceremony2005Video documentaryHimself
2005 MLB All-Star Game2005TV SpecialHimself - AL Starting Designated Hitter: Boston Red Sox
Faith Rewarded: The Historic Season of the 2004 Boston Red Sox2004Video documentaryHimself - Red Sox Designated Hitter

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Mike & Mike2013-2016TV SeriesHimself - Boston Red Sox / Himself - Boston Red Sox Designated Hitter / Himself - Boston Red Soxq
Late Night with Seth Meyers2016TV SeriesHimself - Discussing Favorite Movies
Knuckleball!2012DocumentaryHimself - Boston Red Sox Designated Hitter (uncredited)
Prime 92010TV SeriesHimself
Rome Is Burning2007-2009TV SeriesHimself
Reverse of the Curse of the Bambino2004TV Movie documentaryHimself

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2014Blimp AwardKids' Choice Awards, USAMost Enthusiastic Athlete


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#Quote
1[following the Boston Marathon bombings] This jersey that we wear today, it doesn't say "Red Sox." It say "Boston." We want to thank you, Mayor Menino, Governor Patrick, the whole police department for the great job that they did this past week. This is our fucking city, and ain't nobody gonna dictate our freedom. Stay strong.

#Trademark
1Spitting on his hands before an at-bat

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