David Ortiz (nicknamed as “Big Papi”) is a Dominican American retired professional baseball player. David Ortiz was born on November 18, 1975 in Santo Domingo, in Dominican Republic, as the eldest of four children of his parents-Enrique Ortiz and Angela Rosa Arias. Initially, he trailed the careers of standout pitcher Ramon Martinez and his younger brother named Pedro, attended baseball games whenever he could and developing a friendship with Pedro that would only develop over the years.
In Boston, David Ortiz recognized himself as one of the most influential sluggers of all time. He started his professional debut in year 1994 for the Mariners of the Arizona League in which he made batting of score .246 with 2 home runs as well as 20 RBI. By year 1995, he had enhanced those numbers to .332 by making 37 RBI and 4 home runs. David Ortiz remained as the MVP of the 2013 World Series being organized.
He completed his career in baseball with 541 home runs, which positions 17th on the MLB all-time home run list, .286 batting average and 1,768 RBIs (22nd all-time). Considering nominated hitters, he is the all-time front-runner in MLB account for home runs (485), hits (2,192) and runs batted in (RBIs) (1,569). David is also observed as one of the best clutch hitters, he had 11 career walk-off home runs throughout the regular season and 2 through the postseason.
Education: David Ortiz gained degree of graduation from Estudia Espaillat High School in the Dominican Republic, and remained as a basketball and a standout baseball player there.
David Ortiz Net Worth in year 2017 is approximately $55 Million US Dollars
The estimated total net worth of David Ortiz is around $55 million US dollars in year 2017. He contracted agreement of $36 Million worth with Boston Red Sox from period 2016-2017.
David Ortiz Assets
David Ortiz has many luxurious cars and among them the first car is Honda Accord, exactly when he got to the big leagues in year 1997. A Honda Accord was the first ever car he purchased himself when he succeeded to the major leagues in year 1997 with the Minnesota Twins. Among many luxurious cars owned by David, the favourite one is 2010 Rolls-Royce Ghost Series.
David Ortiz placed announcement that he wishes to vend the Brighton Condo at the price of 4 Million Dollars. The house is located a mile away from the Cleveland Circle and it has been situated in the Watermark building closely at the Chestnut Hill.
David Ortiz Business Model
David Ortiz received the bulk of his wealth playing baseball, but he even grosses money from apparel, endorsements, a production company and even a food line named Big Papi’s Kitchen. Adored by Red Sox fans, he has endorsement deals with Dunkin’ Donuts, MasterCard, and Buffalo Wild Wings. By collaborating with production company Big Papi’s Kitchen it’s clear why David Ortiz has been so successful monetarily.
In year 2007, Ortiz originated the David Ortiz Children’s Fund to provision various favorite causes and assist children, from Boston to the Dominican Republic. In year 2008, David Ortiz founded his personal Charity Wine label, named Vintage Papi, which elevated $150,000 for his children fund.
David Ortiz was initially contracted by the Seattle Mariners in year, 1992, but was dealt to the Minnesota Twins in year 1996. He started his key league debut in year 1997 for the Twins. After parts of 6 seasons in Minnesota being conducted, Ortiz was unconfined by the Twins and he contracted with the Boston Red Sox. In year 1992, David Ortiz was contracted by the Seattle Mariners only 10 days after his 17th birthday, who named him as “David Arias”.
Before few days, Major League Baseball declared that David Ortiz had secured his second Hank Aaron Award as the outstanding offensive player. He remained as the 2016 Esurance MLB/This Year in Baseball Award winner for Best Hitter, and this happened for third time in his career.
Recently on his 40th birthday, David Ortiz declared on the website The Players’ Tribune that he would soon retire by following the 2016 season.
David Ortiz is now retired professional baseball player but since many years he had performed excellently in all the baseball games. Because of his skills and dedication for baseball, he was bestowed with many prestigious awards in his bright career.