David Ortiz is a retired professional baseball player. David Ortiz is a famous baseball player and was a part of the Boston Red Sox of Major League Baseball during his career. He holds the Red Sox’s single-season record and is considered to be one of the best baseball players in the history of a baseball game.
David Ortiz, the nickname is”Big Papi“. He was born on November 18, 1975, in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. He lived in Boston during his childhood days. He is the oldest child of his parents and was raised alongside three other siblings. He was inspired by the pitcher Ramon Martinez while he was growing up. His brother Pedro Martinez, is also a famous MLB player for the Red Sox.
Ortiz made his debut with Seattle Mariners in November 1992. He graduated from Estudia Espaillat High School in the Dominican Republic. David Ortiz hit 58 home runs and enjoyed a successful career. His mother passed away in a car accident on New Year’s Day.
Ortiz was a successful player and achieved two home runs and 6 RBIs in the ALCS. He also managed to achieve a solo home run in the eight of the decisive Game 7. He was a part of the Red Sox and the team was in the lead when he was a part of the team.
Red Sox lost at the bottom of the inning, and the Yankees won the World Series. Ortiz earned $4.5 million for the 2004 season. The Red Sox managed to reach the 2004 World Series and they played against St. Louis Cardinals. Ortiz was a major player of the team at that time and he set the tone for the four-game sweep and hit a three-run home run.
Ortiz played a major part in the win of the Red Sox and the team swept the Cardinals. They won the World Series Championship in 86 years. Ortiz helped Red Sox to win the World Series two times, in 2007 and 2013. The baseball player was a 10-time All-Star. His career with the Boston Red Sox was highly successful and by being a part of the team he became a baseball legend. On his 40th birthday, he announced that he was getting retired from baseball.
David Ortiz has a net worth of $55 million. When David was an active baseball player, David Ortiz earned $160 million in salary during his peak career. His peak salary reached $16 million and earned this salary in the final two seasons. He earns tens of millions from endorsements and was the brand ambassador of companies like MasterCard, JetBlue, Coca-Cola, and Buffalo Wild Wings, Dunkin’ Donuts, New Balance, and Marucci.
Personal Life and Philanthropy
David Ortiz is married to their wife Tiffany and they have three children: Jessica, Alexandra, and D’Angelo. His wife Tiffany is from Kaukauna, Wisconsin. The couple met when David was playing for the farm league in Wisconsin. His wife was the one who introduced David to the Green Bay Packers. He is still a huge fan of the team. David and Tiffany are active in charity work. The couple is the founder of The David Ortiz Children’s Fund in 2007.