David Ortiz is an MLB designated hitter currently playing for the Boston Red Sox. He is a three-time World Series champion and nine-time All-Star.
Ortiz was signed by the Seattle Mariners in 1992 and made his Major League debut with the Minnesota Twins in 1997. He played for the Twins through the 2002 season.
He signed with the Boston Red Sox in 2003 and set then-career highs with 31 home runs and 101 RBIs while batting .288.
The Red Sox reached the AL Championship Series, but lost to the New York Yankees on Aaron Boone’s walk-off home run in Game 7.
In 2004, Ortiz hit .301 and had 41 home runs and 139 RBIs en route to making his first All-Star apearance. After the Red Sox overcame a 3-0 series deficit to beat the Yankees, Ortiz was named ALCS MVP. Ortiz led the Red Sox to a World Series victory over the St. Louis Cardinals, ending the team’s 86-year title drought.
Ortiz finished second in MVP voting in 2005 after batting .300 with 47 home runs and 148 RBIs. He had perhaps his best individual season in 2006, hitting .287 with 54 home runs and 137 RBIs and finishing third in MVP voting.
The Red Sox won a second World Series title in 2007, beating the Colorado Rockies in a four-game sweep.
In 2012, he hit home run No. 400, but the Red Sox struggled and finished in last place in the AL East.
Ortiz was named World Series MVP in 2013 after the Red Sox defeated the Cardinals in the Fall Classic.