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David Ortiz Biography

Birth Place:
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
baseball player

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


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