Category: David Ortiz

Big Night for Big Papi: Red Sox Honor Hall of Famer Ortiz

BOSTON—With three giant World Series banners laid across the outfield grass, three championship trophies on a table and his Hall of Fame plaque hanging behind him, David Ortiz basked in the welcome of the Fenway fans on Tuesday, two days after he was inducted in Cooperstown. Thanking those who helped him throughout his career—many of…


Big Papi a Big Hit at His Baseball Hall of Fame Induction

Cooperstown, N.Y.—David Ortiz promised to speak from the heart. As usual, Big Papi delivered. His megawatt smile tinged with a tad of emotion, the former Boston Red Sox slugger was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame on Sunday—after his daughter Alexandra sang the national anthiem—and was humbled by his surroundings. “I want to thank…


David Ortiz Was Targeted by Dominican Drug Lord in 2019 Shooting, Private Investigators Find

By Joseph Wilkinson From New York Daily News Private investigators hired by retired Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz say the Hall of Famer was targeted by a drug kingpin when he was shot in the Dominican Republic in 2019, a news report said Saturday. Former Boston police commissioner Ed Davis and ex-CIA official Ric…


Former Boston Red Sox David Ortiz Elected to Baseball Hall of Fame

Retired Boston Red Sox baseball star David Ortiz has been elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame on his first try. Ortiz, known to teammates as “Big Papi,” was the only player elected on Tuesday into the Hall of Fame on the Baseball Writers’ Association of America (BBWAA) in his first year of eligibility on the…