David Ortiz Celebrity Life
David Ortiz, born on 18 November in the year 1975, is a former professional baseball player who played twenty seasons in MLB (Major League Baseball). Ortiz played for Minnesota Twins from the year 1997 to 2002 and the Boston Red Sox from the year 2003 to 2016. He played as a designated hitter.
Ortiz participated as many as ten times in matches of all the Major League Baseball, was 3-time World Surrey champion in the Red Sox and 7-time winner of the Silver Bat. He holds the Red Sox record for 54 home runs for one season. Ortiz is a member of the 500 home run club.
Ortiz originally signed a contract with Seattle Mariners in the year 1992, but never played a single game for the team, and in the year 1996, he was traded to Minnesota Twins, where he spent the next six seasons. In the year 2003, Twins refused his services and he moved to the Red Sox, where he spent the rest of his career.
In Boston, he was called the best clutch hitter ever and in the year 2004, he helped the team win the World Series for the first time in 86 years. In the year 2007 and the year 2013, he became the champion twice with the team. And in 2013, he became the most valuable player in the World Series.
During his career, Ortiz has knocked out 514 home runs and, according to this indicator, takes 17th place in the history of Major League Baseball, scoring 1768 runs, and his percentage of realization of hits is 28.6%. Among the appointed hitters, he ranks first in the history of Major League Baseball in home runs (485), runs batted in (1569) and hits (2192). As one of the best clutch-hitters in history, Ortiz has knocked out 11 home-run walk-offs in the regular season and 2 in the playoffs over his career.
Minnesota Twins (1997-2002)
Ortiz made his debut in Major League Baseball on September 2, 1997. For several years he played for both Twins and the New British Rocks Farm Club, playing at first base or as the designated hitter. Due to health problems, he was forced to miss many games and at the end of the 2002 season, he was fired from the club, despite the fact that in the last season he knocked out 32 doubles, 20 home runs and 75 RBI for 125 games.
Ortiz began to feel unwell on 18th August 18 in the year 2006, in a game against New York. Ortiz was taken to a hospital. According to doctors, the cause of the tension was due to irregular heartbeats. Ortiz originally refrained from talking about his health condition, but after a few days decided to talk about it to the media.
On 28th August, the same year, Ortiz was getting recurring symptoms of the irregular heartbeat in the last minute of the Red Sox game in Oakland. Terry Francona and Theo Epstein, manager and general manager respectively agreed that Ortiz would return to Boston. Here, Ortiz was reassessed and since he was found fit again, he was cleared to again start playing in September.
Ortiz is known to look up and point his index fingers toward the sky whenever he hit a home run in homage to his mother Angela, who lost her life in a car accident in the year 2002.
Ortiz is married to Tiffany and the couple has 3 children: Jessica (born October 23, 1996), Alexandra (born March 22, 2001), and D'Angelo (born July 10, 2004).
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