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David Ortiz

David Ortiz

Born:

David Ortiz is a Dominican-American professional baseball player, the designated hitter, with the Boston Red Sox of Major League Baseball born on November 18, 1975, In Santo Domingo.

Family Background:

He is the son of Enrique and Angela Rosa. His father was also a baseball player. He was the eldest of the four children and was the most comfortable going and calm person in the family.

Personal Life:

He married Tiffany. They have three children. In 2013, He announced that he was separating from his wife.

Education:

He attended the Estudia Espaillat High School, where he has championed the game of basketball.

Career:

In 1997, Ortiz had made his debut in the Major League, Playing for the Minnesota Twins but He suffered from many injuries. He had experienced serious knee problems, which finally led to his release by the Twins in 2002. In 2004, He hit 41 home runs and had 139 RBIs while batting .301 with an OPS of .983, which helped him finish second in the American League and had led the Red Sox to their first World Series championship. In 2006, Ortiz had hit his 200th career home run. He broke Jimmie Foxx’s record by hitting his 51st home run off of Johan Santana of the Twins. In 2008, Ortiz could not play as many matches because of a wrist injury. In 2010, Ortiz won the Home Run Derby contest at the All-Star Game and finished the season with 32 home runs, 102 RBIs and batted .270.

David Ortiz

Unknown Facts:

  • David Americo Ortiz Arias is his full name.
  • “Big Papi” is his nickname.

Master Stroke:

  • Ortiz honors his late mother after every home run.

Awards and Achievements:

  • He received the American League Player of the Month awards three times.
  • He received the Major League Baseball All-Star award ten times.
  • In 2013, He received the World Series Most Valuable Player Award.
  • He received the Silver Slugger Award seven times.
  • He received the Edgar Martínez Outstanding Designated Hitter Award eight times.

What can we learn from Him??

Like David Ortiz, The smallest seed of faith is better than the largest fruit of happiness.

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