Thursday September 15th, 2016

The New York Yankees will honor longtime rival Boston Red Sox star David Ortiz before their game on Sept. 29 at Yankee Stadium, the team announced.

Ortiz plans to retire at the end of the season after playing for 20 years.

Ortiz has 52 home runs and 166 RBIs in 236 games against the Yankees. Ortiz only has more home runs against the Toronto Blue Jays and the Baltimore Orioles over his career. Ortiz joined the Red Sox in 2003 and played a big role in Boston's comeback against the Yankees in the 2004 American League Championship Series, ultimately helping the team to three World Series titles. 

Why Ortiz plans to retire despite his MVP-caliber year

Watch Ortiz' walk-off home run against the Yankees in Game 4 of the 2004 ALCS below:

The Red Sox honored Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter before his final major league game at Fenway Park in 2014.

Boston sits atop the American League East on Thursday, with the Red Sox, Orioles, Blue Jays and Yankees separated by just four games.

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