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David Ortiz Bio, Wife, Age, Shooting, Updates, Jersey, Stats and News

David Ortiz (Full name- David Américo Ortiz Arias) is a Dominican-American former Major League Baseball (MLB) designated hitter (DH) and first baseman who was born on November 18, 1975), Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. He was nicknamed “Big Papi”, and went on to play 20 seasons, primarily with the Boston Red Sox. Ortiz also played for the Minnesota Twins.

David Ortiz Biography

David Ortiz (Full name- David Américo Ortiz Arias) is a Dominican-American former Major League Baseball (MLB) designated hitter (DH) and first baseman who was born on November 18, 1975), Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. He was nicknamed “Big Papi”, and went on to play 20 seasons, primarily with the Boston Red Sox. Ortiz also played for the Minnesota Twins.

Ortiz was a ten-time All-Star, a three-time World Series champion, and a seven-time Silver Slugger winner during his 14 seasons with the Red Sox. Ortiz also holds the Red Sox single-season record for home runs with 54, which he set during the 2006 season.

David Ortiz was originally signed by the Seattle Mariners in 1992, before he was traded to the Twins in 1996 and played parts of six seasons with the team. Ortiz was released by the Twins in 2003, and signed with the Boston Red Sox where he spent the remainder of his career.

While in Boston, Ortiz established himself as “one of the greatest designated hitters the game has ever seen”. He was instrumental in the team ending its 86-year World Series championship drought in 2004, as well as during successful championship runs in 2007 and in 2013 where he was named MVP.

David Ortiz Family

David Ortiz was born as the oldest of four children of Enrique (Leo) Ortiz and Ángela Rosa Arias on November 18, 1975 in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. He followed the careers of standout pitcher Ramon Martinez as a boy, and his younger brother Pedro, attending games whenever he could and building a friendship with Pedro that would only grow over the years. Ortiz graduated from Estudia Espaillat High School in the Dominican Republic, and was a standout baseball and basketball player there.

Everytime Ortiz crossed the plate after hitting a home run, he would look up and point both index fingers to the sky in tribute to his mother, Angela Rosa Arias. This is since his mother died in a car crash in January 2002 at the age of 46. Ortiz also has a tattoo of his mother on his biceps.

David Ortiz Wife

David Ortiz is married to his wife Tiffany. The couple has three children; D’Angelo, Jessica and Alexandra. Since marrying Tiffany, he has become a fan of the Green Bay Packers. (Tiffany hails from Kaukauna, Wisconsin, a town in between the cities of Green Bay and Appleton). Ortiz announced that he and his wife were separating in April 2013, but they later reconciled. Ortiz’s main residence is in Weston, Massachusetts.

On April 11, 2016, Ortiz’s daughter, Alex Ortiz, sang the national anthem before the 2016 Boston Red Sox home opener.

David Ortiz Age

Ortiz was born on November 18, 1975), Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. He is a former Major League Baseball (MLB) designated hitter (DH) and first baseman whose career span over two decades. Ortiz is 43 years old as of 2018.

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David Ortiz Net Worth

David Ortiz obtained his wealth through his baseball contracts and endorsements. He has a huge and infectious personality that brought in his many endorsement opportunities. Not to mention how incredibly accomplished he was on the baseball field. Ortiz’s estimated net worth as of 2019 is $45 Million.

David Ortiz Updates | Shooting | News

Ortiz, 43, was moved out of the intensive care unit at Massachusetts General Hospital a week ago. He suffered damage to his organs, including his small intestine, large intestine, and liver, and has undergone multiple surgeries.

David Ortiz has not spoken to the media since the shooting, though his wife has issued several statements updating his condition and thanking well-wishers.

Arrest of the Mastermind

Officials in the Dominican Republic on Friday arrested the alleged mastermind in the nightclub shooting of retired Red Sox star David Ortiz, as well as another suspect in the botched plot.

Victor Hugo Gomez Vasquez, who authorities say paid associates to kill his own cousin, was arrested in the capital of Santo Domingo, according to national police. He also was being sought by US authorities for his alleged role in a drug-trafficking ring in Texas.

Shortly before his arrest, Gomez Vasquez released a video statement denying that he was involved in the June 9 attack. “I don’t harm people. I’ve never harmed anyone,” he said in the video.

Dominican Armed Forces also arrested on Friday Alberto Miguel Rodriguez Mota, an alleged accomplice who arrived at the Santo Domingo nightclub hours before the shooting and stalked the supposed target, an area mechanic and friend of David Ortiz.

Authorities said Rodriguez Mota was arrested off the coast of the Dominican province of Samaná as he attempted to flee in a boat to Puerto Rico.

Source: www.bostonglobe.com

David Ortiz Stats

David Ortiz finished his career with 541 home runs, which ranks 17th on the MLB all-time home run list, 1,768 RBIs (22nd all-time) and a .286 batting average. He is the all-time leader in MLB history for home runs (485), runs batted in (RBIs) (1,569), and hits (2,192) among designated hitters. Regarded as one of the best clutch hitters of all time, Ortiz had 11 career walk-off home runs during the regular season and two during the postseason.

David Ortiz Jersey

During his 14 seasons with the Boston Red Sox, Ortiz wore jersey number 34. Upon his retirement, the team retired his jersey number 34 for good in his honor.

David Ortiz Height | Weight

David Ortiz is a formidable figure to behold and his body measurements support that stance. He stands at an impressive 6 feet 3 inches in height and weighs 228.8 lbs. He was fondly nicknamed, Big Papi.

David Ortiz Hall Of Fame

Ortiz has long been proposed for induction into the Hall of Fame once he is eligible in 2022. However, there is contention due to a contended drug test result that was undertaken on him in 2003.

At a press conference at Fenway Park On October 2, 2016, MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred said it was “entirely possible” Ortiz did not test positive during the MLB survey drug testing in 2003. Manfred also said “Ortiz has never been a positive at any point under our program” since MLB began testing in 2004 and that it is unfair for Hall of Fame voters to consider “leaks, rumors, innuendo and non-confirmed positive test results,” when assessing a player.

David Ortiz Career

David Ortiz was signed by the Seattle Mariners on November 28, 1992. He made his professional debut after a couple of years, playing Arizona League for the Mariners. He batted .246 with 2 home runs and 20 RBI in the match. He played for the team until 1996.

Twins

David Ortiz was traded to the Minnesota Twins as the player to be named after to accomplish an earlier transaction for former third baseman Dave Hollins.

Ortiz made his Major League debut, playing for the Minnesota Twins, on September 2, 1997. He hit his major league for the first time against the Texas Rangers on September 14. He hit his first major league grand slam against Boston Red Sox pitcher Ramon Martinez at Fenway Park, on September 7, 2000.

The year 2002 was very difficult for Ortiz as his mother passed away following a tragic car accident on New Year’s Day 2002. He also suffered from many serious knee problems which eventually led to his release by the Twins in December 2002.

Boston Red Sox

David Ortiz signed a non-guaranteed free agent contract worth $1.25 million with the Boston Red Sox on January 22, 2003, after he took the news of his release from the Twins. He mostly did pinch-hitting for the team though he sometimes played as a DH.

Ortiz hit his first career postseason home run in Game 1 of the ALCS against the rival New York Yankees. He completed the game with 2 home runs and 6 RBIs including a solo home run in the eighth inning of the decisive Game 7. The match gave the Red Sox a 5-2 lead at the time.

In the 2004 offseason, Red Sox made an agreed with him on a $4.6 million salary for the season though he was eligible for the salary arbitration. Ortiz and his agent had submitted an amount of $5 million but the Red Sox countered with $4.2 million.

Ortiz finished the season hitting 41 home runs and 139 RBIs, batting .301 with an OPS of .983. It also helped him to finish in the American League and led the team to their first World Series championship. He also received his first Silver Slugger award for his mind-blowing performance at Designated Hitter.

David Ortiz batted .300 with a career-best 47 home runs, 148 RBIs, 119 runs, and 102 walks for the 2005 season. He led the American League in RBIs to become the second in home runs and third in OPS.

In 2005, Ortiz led the American League in RBIs by finishing second in home runs and third in OPS. Red Sox ownership was presented him with a plaque for all of his late-inning heroics, calling him ‘the greatest clutch-hitter in the history of the Boston Red Sox’.

Ortiz became an All-Star and won the Silver Slugger Award for the second consecutive season. At the time, he also received his first Hank Aaron Award for his outstanding performance as a hitter in the American League.

The 2006 season became another banner season for him. Red Sox announced on April 10 that Ortiz signed a four-year contract extension worth $52 million with the team. Ortiz hit his 200th career home run against Duaner Sanchez of the New York Mets at Fenway Park on September 20, 2006.

Ortiz broke Jimmie Foxx’s record by hitting his 51st home run off of Johan Santana of the Twins. The home run was his 44th of the season as a DH breaking his own American League single-season record. He also finished third in the American League MVP voting behind Derek Jeter and Justin Morneau.

David Ortiz led the Red Sox to their seventh World Series title in 2007. He had 35 home runs and 117 RBIs, placed him in the top 10 in the American League in all three categories. He batted .714 in the Division Series against the Los Angeles Angeles of Anaheim.

In 2008, Ortiz could not play in many of his matches due to a wrist injury. He could only play in 109 games and finished the season with 23 home runs and 89 RBIs while batting .264. He hit only .206 with no home runs and 30 strikeouts in his first 34 games in the 2009 season and couldn’t hit his first home run of the season until May 22.

Ortiz hit his 300th career home run against Luke Hochevar of the Kansas City Royals at Fenway Park on July 9, 2009. He finished the season with 28 home runs and 99 RBIs with a .238 average. He also hit his 270th career home run as a DH off Jose Arrendondo of the Los Angeles on September 17, breaking the all-time record held by Frank Thomas.

David Ortiz won the Home Run Derby contest in 2010 at the All-Star Game. He concluded the season with 32 home runs, 102 RBIs and batted .270. As a member of the Red Sox, Ortiz became only the fifth player to hit 300 home runs in 2011. He also received the Roberto Clemente Award in the same year.

In the 2012 season, Ortiz hit his 400th career home run at O. co Coliseum in Oakland. He could not do very well in the season due to his right Achilles tendon injury.

In the 2015 season, Ortiz hit his 500th career home runs off Rays pitcher Matt Moore and became only the 27th player in Major League Baseball history to reach that milestone.

On October 26, 2016, MLB announced that Ortiz won his second Hank Aaron Award as the outstanding offensive player in the American League.

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