Happy Birthday to Big Papi

Happy Birthday to Big Papi, as Major League Baseball player David Américo Ortiz Arias is known.  Born in Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic, Ortiz was encouraged by his father to play baseball and learn English.  His father’s intuition was correct, and Ortiz is regarded as one of the top clutch hitters in MLB history. (A “clutch hitter” is the guy who is relied on, and delivers, the big, game-deciding hits.)  In 2005, Big Papi helped to lead the Boston Red Sox to their first World Series victory in 86 years.  Although Big Papi has played with injuries, in July 2012 he hit his 400th career home run.  In 2007, Big Papi formed the David Ortiz Children’s Fund, to assist children in need.

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