Big Papi’s Final Play

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Image from: Boston Dirtdogs

On November 18, 1975, in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, a man by the name of David Américo Ortiz Arias was born. Most may know him as “Red Sox Legend” David Ortiz.

Today marks the official opening of the 2016 Spring Training, and what is going to be David Ortiz’s last season of a storybook career that we have been watching since 1997. He is on the top of many leaderboards: 26th all time slugging percentage (.547), 27th all time in home runs (503), 30th all time in runs batted in (1,641), while having 6 silver slugger awards, 9 all star appearances, 3 World Series rings with some of the most clutch post season performances in baseball’s history. To say his career is not something to tell your grandchildren about would be rubbish.

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