Fast Facts

  • Made his MLB debut on Sept. 2, 1997 as a pinch hitter for the Minnesota Twins.
  • Finished his first season with the Boston Red Sox (2003) with 31 home runs, 101 RBIs and a .288 batting average.
  • Was named to his first All-Star team in 2004 while helping lead Boston to its first World Series title since 1918.
  • In 2006, set the Red Sox single-season record for home runs with 54.
  • Won the Home Run Derby at the 2010 All-Star Game, his sixth.
  • Received the 2011 Roberto Clemente Award, an honor given annually to an MLB player for sportsmanship and community involvement.
  • Claimed World Series MVP honors in 2013 in winning his third championship with Boston.
  • Supports pediatric critical care in the Dominican Republic and the Northeast U.S. through his David Ortiz Children's Fund.

Relationships

  • D'Angelo Ortiz — Son
  • Alexandra Ortiz — Daughter
  • Jessica Ortiz — Daughter
  • Tiffany Brick — Wife
  • Angela Rosa Arias — Mother

Details

  • Birth Place: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
  • Birthday: November 18, 1975, Scorpio
  • Profession: Baseball player

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