David Ortiz Biography – David Ortiz Wiki
David Ortiz born David Américo Ortiz Arias, is a Dominican-American former Major League Baseball (MLB) designated hitter (DH) and first baseman.
Ortiz was signed by the Seattle Mariners on November 28, 1992 just 10 days after his 17th birthday. He was traded to Minnesota Twins in 1996 and played parts of six seasons with the team. Ortiz was released by the Twins and signed with the Boston Red Sox in 2003, where he spent the remainder of his career. During his 14 seasons with the Red Sox, he was a ten-time All-Star, a three-time World Series champion, and a seven-time Silver Slugger winner. Ortiz also holds the Red Sox single-season record for home runs with 54, which he set during the 2006 season.
He was instrumental in the team ending its 86-year World Series championship drought in 2004, as well as during successful championship runs in 2007 and 2013, and was named MVP of the latter.
Ortiz finished his career with 541 home runs, which ranks 17th on the MLB all-time home run list, 1,768 RBIs (22nd all-time) and a .286 batting average. Among designated hitters, he is the all-time leader in MLB history for home runs (485), runs batted in (RBIs) (1,569), and hits (2,192). Regarded as one of the best clutch hitters of all time, Ortiz had 11 career walk-off home runs during the regular season and two during the postseason.
David Ortiz Age
He was born on November 18, 1975, in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.
David Ortiz Wife
He married his wife Tiffany Brick on November 16, 2002. He met his future wife, Tiffany, while playing for Class A minor league team, the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers in 1996. Ortiz and Tiffany planned on getting a divorce in 2013, but the couple reconciled and stayed together.
David Ortiz Children
Ortiz and his wife, Tiffany Brick, have two children, Alexandra who was born in 2001 and D’Angelo who was born in 2004. Ortiz has a daughter, Jessica, from a previous relationship. She was born in 1996 and graduated high school in 2014. Ortiz’s youngest daughter, Alex sang the national anthem at Ortiz’s final home-opener for the Boston Red Sox in 2016.
David Ortiz Family
Ortiz was born as the oldest of four children of Leo Ortiz (father) and Angela Rosa Arias (mother). His mother died in a car crash in January 2002 at the age of 46. Ortiz also has a tattoo of his mother on his biceps.
David Ortiz Net worth
Ortiz has an estimated net worth of $4.5 million from endorsements. During his playing days, his endorsement portfolio included deals with Dunkin’ Donuts, New Balance, and Marucci. After retiring, Ortiz’s stature has only grown. He’s inked deals with MasterCard, JetBlue, Coca-Cola, and Buffalo Wild Wings. Ortiz made a deal earlier this year with Foxwoods Casino in Mashantucket, Conn. to become their ambassador and appear in upcoming marketing campaigns. He’s also listed as the Brand Ambassador for the Boston Red Sox.
David Ortiz Height
He stands at a height of 6 feet 3 inches (1.91 m).
David Ortiz Nationality
He is of Dominican-American nationality.
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