Sunday, November 20, 2016
And Who, You Ask, Is David Ortiz?
David Ortiz is a Dominican Republic born baseball player who retired from the Boston Red Sox this year at 40. He hit 38 homes runs in his final season and 541 during his career placing him 17th on the all time list. He was known as a clutch hitter and was much loved in Boston. Here he explains what baseball has meant to him. He had announced his retirement before the season ended and his final game was a Red Sox loss that knocked them out of the playoffs. After the game thousands of fans remained in Fenway Park and began chanting his nickname, Papi, Papi. Ortiz came back onto the field and stood on the pitcher's mound for about a minute and, surrounded by photographers, waved farewell to the fans.