David Ortiz

GENERAL INFO

"I'm very happy to declare publicly what almost all of us in New England already know: David Ortiz is the greatest clutch hitter to ever wear the uniform of the Boston Red Sox," Henry said. [1]

KEY TOPICS

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* In 2008, the David Ortiz Childrens Fund was founded to help keep children from Boston to the Dominican Republic safe and healthy.(More…)

* Boston slugger David Ortiz, off to the worst star of his career, was back in Boston's starting lineup on Monday night against Cleveland after getting a day off to clear his head and find his batting stroke.(More…)

* The Seattle Mariners sent David Ortiz David Ortiz (September 13, 1996) to the Minnesota Twins to complete the trade.(More…)

* If you root for the New York Yankees, it's David Ortiz.(More…)

* I think it's pretty hard to argue now (although I know I'll still get the e-mails), the Red Sox-Yankees rivalry is the greatest in sports.(More…)

* Red Sox superstar David Ortiz rolled into camp this morning and sped out this afternoon in the new Toyota Tundra Toyota Tundra truck that he said team owner John Henry awarded him this morning.(More…)

In 2008, the David Ortiz Childrens Fund was founded to help keep children from Boston to the Dominican Republic safe and healthy. David's Vintage Papi charity wine supports this cause in entirety. [3] David Ortiz shares a word with Toby Hall, then of the Tampa Bay Devil Rays. Ortiz graduated from Estudia Espaillat High School in the Dominican Republic and in 1992 he was signed by the Seattle Mariners who listed him as "David Arias" (possibly not understanding Spanish naming customs ). [3]


Boston slugger David Ortiz, off to the worst star of his career, was back in Boston's starting lineup on Monday night against Cleveland after getting a day off to clear his head and find his batting stroke. David Ortiz was out of the starting lineup for the Red Sox against the Yankees on Sunday night after getting off to the worst start of his career. [4] Through April 24 - Current stats updated real-time, Career stats updated nightly. David Ortiz has not been involved in any transactions this season. [4]


The Seattle Mariners sent David Ortiz David Ortiz (September 13, 1996) to the Minnesota Twins to complete the trade. [5] Trailing 4-2 in the bottom of the fifth Wednesday, the Red Sox tied it on David Ortiz David Ortiz David Ortiz's third homer, a two-run shot after Dustin Pedroia Dustin Pedroia Dustin Pedroia extended his hitting streak to 12 games with a single. (Updated 04/24/2008). [6] David Ortiz was born on Tuesday, November 18, 1975, in Santo Domingo, Distrito Nacional, Dominican Republic. Ortiz was 21 years old when he broke into the big leagues on September 2, 1997, with the Minnesota Twins. His biographical data, year-by-year hitting stats, fielding stats, pitching stats (where applicable), career totals, uniform numbers, salary data and miscellaneous items-of-interest are presented by Baseball Almanac on this comprehensive David Ortiz baseball stats page. [2] Do you know why David Ortiz switched from number 27 to 34? Sports Illustrated (Me and My Number; July 24, 2006; Page 41) had the following story: When Big Papi broke in with the Twins Twins in the late 1990s, he got to know Minnesota great Kirby Puckett, who Ortiz says served as a valuable mentor to him. [2]


If you root for the New York Yankees, it's David Ortiz. [7] Rachael Ray From Every Day with Rachael Ray April-May 2006 The Boston Red Sox slugger shows us what's chillin' at home in the Dominican Republic. David Ortiz: Hey, what's up, girl? Rachael Ray: How are you doing, man? I'm such a huge baseball fan and a fan of yours. [8]

Players like David Ortiz, Alfonso Soriano, and Prince Fielder have frustrated owners and left them asking if something is wrong and if they should hang on to them. [9]

Sportsmemorabilia.com features a vast quantity of signed David Ortiz memorabilia, like a baseball, bat, or glove. Considered one of the best clutch players in the Major Leagues according to the Los Angeles Times, David Ortiz hasn't been a stranger to late innings heroics hitting over 6 walk-off home runs in his career with the Red Sox. [10] Browse David Ortiz memorabilia jerseys, values, signings, pics, stats & prices from 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007 & 2008. [10]

David Ortiz in has been the reigning Silver Slugger award winner for designated hitters for two straight years. All our autographed objects available on this site are guaranteed genuine merchandise. [10]


I think it's pretty hard to argue now (although I know I'll still get the e-mails), the Red Sox-Yankees rivalry is the greatest in sports. It's why the David Ortiz jerseyit's really a shirt if you look closely at itpulled from the concrete at the new Yankee Stadium is a tremendous collectors item. [11] The bidding on so-called "cursed" David Ortiz t-shirt-quality-jersey for the Jimmy Fund is now up to a whopping $83,000. [12] Even though Red Sox Manager Terry Francona hinted strongly Francona hinted strongly that he would rest David Ortiz soon, I figured he would wait until after the Yankees left town. [13]

With his future as manager of the Yankees unresolved, Joe Torre got strong support today from enemy territory. David Ortiz of the Boston Red Sox praised Torre and said the Yankees would suffer if they dismissed him. "This is the way I see it," Ortiz said. [13] David Ortiz had just popped out off Mariano Rivera with the bases loaded to allow the Yankees to hustle out of Fenway Park with a 4-3 victory over the Red Sox on Sunday night. [13] David Ortiz sat on a black couch and occasionally rubbed his right knee after the Red Sox lost to the Cleveland Indians, 4-2, in Game 3 of the American League Championship Series on Monday. The knee was swollen, but Ortiz insisted that it would not prevent him from playing in Game 4 on Tuesday night. [13] After the Red Sox quieted the Indians in Game 5 of the American League Championship Series in Cleveland, there was a cool scene in the visiting clubhouse. Manny Ramirez was wearing dark pants, a white shirt and a purple tie so David Ortiz asked his teammate whose funeral he was attending. [13] Just seven out of 25. The Red Sox will definitely talk a lot about 2004 as they prepare to play a do-or-die Game 5 on Thursday, but Wakefield, Manny Ramirez, David Ortiz, Jason Varitek, Doug Mirabelli, Curt Schilling and Mike Timlin are the only players who were part of that 2004 miracle. [13]

Letterman also tweaked the construction worker/Red Sox fan who buried the David Ortiz jersey. If the worker really wanted to curse the Yankees, Letterman said, he would have buried a Knicks jersey. [13] The David Ortiz jersey that was buried underneath the new Yankee Stadium and then unearthed is for sale on e-bay. I can you tell this: Nobody in the Francona household will be bidding on it. [13]

I heard the Foo Fighters, the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Unk, a rapper from Atlanta. It felt like a party as David Ortiz crushed baseballs over the Green Monster. [13]

Red Sox slugger David Ortiz and New York Mets ace pitcher Pedro Martinez are from the group of baseball stars from the Dominican Republic. [14] Ryan Howard of the Philadelphia Phillies led the NL with 58 home runs and 149 runs batted in and was named the NL MVP. David Ortiz of the Boston Red Sox led the AL with 54 home runs and 137 runs batted in. He finished third in the AL MVP race, however, behind Derek Jeter of the Yankees and Minnesota's Justin Morneau,. [14]

"I'm very happy to declare publicly what almost all of us in New England already know: David Ortiz is the greatest clutch hitter to ever wear the uniform of the Boston Red Sox," Henry said. [1]

Ryan Reardon of Groveland holds up the infamous David Ortiz shirt that was buried in the concrete of the new Yankee Stadium, which is under construction. [15]

When it came to the BoSox landing slugger like David Ortiz, fate was quite generous. Shortly after the Minnesota Twins released Ortiz following the 2002 season, he was having dinner in a restaurant in his native Dominican Republic when he ran into Red Sox star hurler Pedro Martinez. As soon as Martinez learned of Ortiz's availability, he called the team's management and began lobbying for the slugger. [16] Struggling designated hitter David Ortiz received a mental health day off tonight, sitting on his.070 batting average while the Red Sox entertained the Yankees in the rubber game of their three-game series. [17]

Comment Comment on David Ortiz "Yankees Curse" Jersey Fetches $175,100 in. [18] The David Ortiz jersey that a construction worker buried under the site of the new Yankee Stadium is a quirky piece of baseball history — and the bidding for it on eBay has risen to $83,000. [18] Less than two weeks after the David Ortiz jersey was removed from the concrete of the new Yankee Stadium, the eBay auction to benefit the Jimmy Fund is now officially over. [18] On Sunday we witnessed one of our favorite players, David Ortiz David Ortiz, throw down his bat, helmet, and batting gloves in disgust. Apparently, he didn't agree with the homeplate umpire's called third strike. As Red Sox fans who watch many of the team's games, we've noticed that Ortiz has complained about umpiring more often and more vehemently this season than in the past. [19]

McCann on April 15, 2008 Last June, we wrote about Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz and how attributional biases may have explained his increased acrimony toward umpires. Back then, Ortiz was slightly off his normal torrid pace at the plate. [19] David Ortiz has been immortalized as perhaps the greatest clutch hitter of all time. This season Ortiz has seemed mortal. Sure, the numbers are still largely thereas of today, his on-base plus slugging statistic of 1.016, 3rd best in the American League, is only a hair short of last year's 1.049, and he is also ranked 2nd or 3rd in three other major statistical categorieson-base percentage, base on balls, and sluggingand 10th in home runs. [19]


Red Sox superstar David Ortiz rolled into camp this morning and sped out this afternoon in the new Toyota Tundra Toyota Tundra truck that he said team owner John Henry awarded him this morning. [20] CLEVELAND - A text message on Red Sox manager Terry Francona's cell phone delivered the good news: David Ortiz wanted in. Off to the worst start of his career, Boston's slumping slugger was back in the starting lineup on Monday night against the Cleveland Indians after sitting out a game against the New York Yankees to clear his head and find his batting stroke. Ortiz was in his familiar No. 3 spot as Boston's DH, one night after sitting out the nationally televised game. [21] The big news on this chilly Sunday in the Fens is that David Ortiz has been given the night off, a chance to clear his head while in the throes of a 1-for-29 slump since April 2. The other big news comes out of New York, where a David Ortiz jersey has been removed from the new Yankee Stadium, after workers jackhammered their way through to remove the offending article. [22]

BOSTON — David Ortiz was out of the starting lineup for the Red Sox against the Yankees on Sunday night after getting off to the worst start of his career. [23]

David Ortiz rookie cards, autograph cards, game used bat and jersey memorabilia, and graded baseball cards. [24] Ortiz jersey nets $175K for Jimmy Fund charity - MLB Buried David Ortiz jersey nets $175K for Jimmy Fund charity Associated Press Updated: April 24,. [25] The bid was the highest of 282 for the battered David Ortiz jersey, which the Yankees jackhammered out from under nearly a metre of conc. [25] The bid was the highest of 282 for the battered No. 34 David Ortiz jersey, which the Yankees jackhammered out from under two feet of concrete e. [25]

'S game against the Angels: RF — Jacoby Ellsbury 2B — Dustin Pedroia DH — David Ortiz LF — Manny Ramirez 1B — Kevin Youkilis 3B — Jed Lowrie SS — Julio Lugo C. [25] "It's kind of ridiculous to think David Ortiz is going to hit.100 all year or Jason Giambi is going to hit.100 all year. [25]


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