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David Ortiz

Professional Baseball Player
Born Nov 18, 1975

David Américo Ortiz Arias, nicknamed "Big Papi", is a Dominican-American professional baseball player with the Boston Red Sox of Major League Baseball. Mostly a designated hitter, Ortiz sometimes plays at first base. Ortiz played with the Minnesota Twins from 1997 until 2002. Ortiz is an eight-time All-Star and holds the Red Sox single season record for home runs in a regular season with 54, set during the 2006 season.… Read More

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1975 Birth Born on November 18, 1975.


1992 16 Years Old Ortiz graduated from Estudia Espallat High School in the Dominican Republic and in 1992 he was signed by the Seattle Mariners, who listed him as "David Arias".


1996 20 Years Old He played for the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers, a Mariners farm team, until 1996, when he was traded to the Minnesota Twins as the player to be named later in an earlier transaction for Dave Hollins. … Read More
1997 21 Years Old He made his Twins debut in September 1997. … Read More
1998 22 Years Old Ortiz suffered wrist injuries in both 1998 and 2001.
2002 26 Years Old 1 More Event
He continued to experience knee problems in early 2002 that lingered with him throughout the season, despite hitting 32 doubles, 20 home runs and 75 runs batted in (RBIs) in 125 games. … Read More


In April 2007, sporting goods company Reebok debuted the Big Papi 10M Mid Baseball cleat at a party in Canton, Massachusetts, home to the headquarters of Reebok International Ltd. … Read More
2008 32 Years Old Ortiz released his own Charity Wine label in 2008 with all the proceeds going to the David Ortiz Children's Fund. … Read More
2010 34 Years Old In April 2010, rapper and producer Jay-Z and his business partner Juan Perez initiated a trademark infringement case against Big Papi's night club 40/40 located in his native Dominican Republic. … Read More
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