David Ortiz — 34 | DH/1B
Date of Birth: 18 November 1975
Place of Birth: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Height: 6-4 Weight: 230
Bats: Left Throws: Left
Signed: 1992 (Seattle Mariners)
Awards and Recognitions with Boston
AL Championhip Series MVP Award, 2004
AL Hank Aaron Award, 2005
Home Run Champion, 2006
RBI Champion, 2005
RBI Champion, 2006
Roberto Clemente Award, 2011
Silver Slugger Award, 2004
Silver Slugger Award, 2005
Silver Slugger Award, 2006
Silver Slugger Award, 2011
Career Batting Statistics for David Ortiz with Boston
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Memorable Moments for David Ortiz
- 22 January 2003 - Released by the Minnesota Twins, David Ortiz finds a new home as he signs with the Red Sox.
- 8 October 2004 - David Ortiz takes the first pitch from Jarrod Washburn in the tenth inning and plants it into the Monster Seats at Fenway Park as Boston wins 8-6 over Anaheim and sweeps the best-of-five division series.
- 17 October 2004 - Boston staves off elimination thanks to the heroics of Dave Roberts and David Ortiz in a 6-4 Red Sox win over the Yankees in Game Four of the ALCS. Roberts' steal of second base allows him to come home on Bill Mueller's single up the middle in the bottom of the ninth to tie the score, at Ortiz wins it with a two-run home run in the 12th inning.
- 18 October 2004 - Less than 24 hours after forcing a fifth game in the series, David Ortiz hits his second consecutive walk-off hit, driving home Johnny Damon from second with a bloop single in the 14th inning as Boston wins 5-4 over New York. The Red Sox had rallied late to tie the score at four with two runs in the eighth, including a solo home run from Ortiz.
- 20 October 2004 - Boston rebounds from an 0-3 series deficit and clobbers New York 10-3 at Yankee Stadium for the club's first pennant in 18 years. Johnny Damon hits two home runs, David Ortiz hits his third of the series, and Derek Lowe earns the win by allowing just one run on one hit in six innings of work. The Red Sox become the first team to ever rally from an 0-3 playoff series deficit in Major League Baseball history.
- 2 June 2005 - David Ortiz takes Orioles closer B.J. Ryan deep to center field in the ninth inning at Fenway Park to give Boston a walk-off 6-4 win.
- 14 November 2005 - Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez wins the American League MVP award as Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz finishes a close second in the balloting.
- 17 April 2006 - Mark Loretta hits a walk-off, two-run home run on Patriots' Day at Fenway Park as Boston beats Seattle, 7-6. David Ortiz also provide some fireworks with two home runs of his own.
- 31 July 2006 - For the second time in three days, designated hitter David Ortiz hits a game-winning hit, this time a three-run home run in the ninth inning, as Boston beats Cleveland, 9-8. It marked the fourth time this season and the 12th time in his Red Sox career that Ortiz had ended a game with a walk-off hit. Ortiz also ties a club record with his 14th home run for the month.
- 21 September 2006 - David Ortiz surpasses former Red Sox slugger Jimmie Foxx with his 51st and 52nd home run of the season in a 6-0 shutout over the Twins at Fenway Park. "Big Papi" would finish the season with a club-record 54 home runs.
- 30 April 2008 - For the second game in a row, Boston beats Toronto with a ninth-inning, two-out base hit that scores the winning run; catcher Jason Varitek singles home Manny Ramirez to give the Sox a 2-1 win one day after Kevin Youkilis plates David Ortiz in a 1-0 victory over the Blue Jays.
- 16 October 2008 - Down 7-0 with two outs in the seventh, Boston stages the largest comeback in a American League playoff game, winning 8-7 over Tampa Bay in Game Five of the ALCS thanks in part to home runs from David Ortiz and J.D. Drew. The game ends when Drew's ground-rule double scores Kevin Youkilis from second base with two outs in the ninth.
- 15 September 2009 - David Ortiz sets a new mark for home runs hit by a designated hitter as number 270 leaves the playing field at Fenway Park of a 4-1 win for Boston over Los Angeles at Fenway Park. His eighth-inning blast against the Angels allows him to surpass Frank Thomas for most all-time at that position.
- 12 July 2010 - David Ortiz wins the 2010 All-Star Home Run Derby over former Red Sox farm hand Hanley Ramirez. Ortiz totals 32 home runs on the evening, including 11 in the final round to easily win the crown.