Boston Red Sox Number 34
Full Name: David Américo Ortiz Arias
Date of Birth: November 18, 1975 (age 38)
Place of Birth: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Years Played: 1997-Present (17th year
Height: 6' 4" (1.93 m)
Playing Position: Designated Hitter/ First Basemen
Teams: Boston Red Sox, Minnesota Twins
Personal Life: Ortiz and his wife Tiffany have three children. Since marrying Tiffany, he has become a fan of the Green Bay Packers. (His wife hails from Kaukauna, Wisconsin, a town in between the cities of Green Bay and Appleton). However, in April 2013, Ortiz announced that he and his wife were separating. They have since reconciled.
Achievements: Ortiz is a nine-time All-Star, a three-time World Series champion and he holds the Red Sox single-season record for home runs with 54 and also an all-time leader in MLB history.
Recent Activities: Led the Red Sox to a World Series victory over the St. Louis Cardinals in 2013.
Things Done for the Community: The David Ortiz Children's Fund was founded in 2007 to support a range of causes that Ortiz believes in. The Fund allows Ortiz the flexibility to donate to those children who are in the most need at any given time, from Boston to the Dominican Republic and beyond. Ortiz released his own Charity Wine label in 2008 with all the proceeds going to the David Ortiz Children's Fund. The wine called Vintage Papi proceeded to raise $150,000 for charity.