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David Ortiz

David Ortiz
David Ortiz pointing to the sky after hitting a home run.
MLB Player information
NameDavid Ortiz
PositionDesignated hitter / First baseman
MLB debutSeptember 24, 1997 for the Minnesota Twins
Career statistics
Batting average.283
Home runs378
Runs batted in1266
*Minnesota Twins (1997 2002) *Boston Red Sox (2003 present)
*The Sporting News Designated Hitter of the Decade (2009) *Sports Illustrated MLB All-Decade Team (2009) *2× World Series champion (2004, 2007) *American League Championship Series MVP (2004) *7× All-Star (2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011) *4× Silver Slugger Award winner (2004, 2005, 2006 2007) *2005 Hank Aaron Award winner *5× Edgar Martínez Award winner (2003 2007) *Led AL in home runs in 2006 *Led AL in runs batted in in 2005 and 2006 *Holds MLB record for home runs as a DH (333) *Holds MLB record for RBI as a DH (1097) *2010 Home Run Derby winner

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David Américo Ortiz Arias (born November 18, 1975), known as David Ortiz, nicknamed "Big Papi", is a Dominican American professional baseball designated hitter with the Boston Red Sox of Major League Baseball. Previously, Ortiz played for the Minnesota Twins (1997 2002). Ortiz is a seven-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. In 2005, Red Sox ownership presented him with a plaque announcing Ortiz "the greatest clutch-hitter in the history of the Boston Red Sox".

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