David Ortiz's Net Worth - Complete Info!

What Is David Ortiz’s Net Worth?

David Ortiz, a retired professional baseball player from the Dominican Republic, has a net worth of $55 million. David Ortiz is best known for his Major League Baseball career with the Boston Red Sox. He has been named to the All-Star team seven times and holds the Red Sox single-season record for total home runs in a regular season with 54. Ortiz was named “the best clutch-hitter in the history of the Boston Red Sox” on a plaque presented to him in 2005.

Jessica, Alexandra, and D’Angelo are the three children of David Ortiz and his wife Tiffany. Tiffany is from Kaukauna, Wisconsin.

Early Life

David Ortiz, also known as “Big Papi,” was born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, on November 18, 1975. On June 11, 2008, he became a citizen of the United States in Boston. He is the oldest of Enrique Ortiz and Angela Rosa Arias’ four children. Growing up, he was inspired by excellent pitcher Ramon Martinez and Ramon’s brother Pedro Martinez, who is also a well-known MLB player for the Boston Red Sox.

David Ortiz's Net Worth - Complete Info!

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Career

After graduating from Estudia Espaillat High School in the Dominican Republic, Ortiz was signed by the Seattle Mariners in November 1992. It had been ten days since he had turned seventeen. He played baseball for the Mariners’ farm team, the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers, until 1996, when he was traded to the Minnesota Twins, where he established himself as one of the team’s greatest hitting prospects. Ortiz was rated the most interesting player in the Midwest League by Baseball America in 1996.

In September 1997, he made his Twins debut. David Ortiz hit 58 home runs and drove in 238 runs during his stint in Minnesota. He rose fast through the ranks and achieved great success, but his mother died tragically in a vehicle accident on New Year’s Day in 2002. Ortiz was also dealing with knee problems at the time. He was able to reclaim his position at the top, and in August, he blasted a spectacular home run against Pedro Martinez at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome. The following month, he hit his first career walk-off home run against the Cleveland Indians. After failing to make a deal for Ortiz, the Twins decided to dismiss him in December 2002 as a cost-cutting measure. In his next year-long contract, he would have earned $2 million. He hit 58 home runs and drove in 238 runs in 455 games with the Twins over six seasons.

Ortiz ran met Pedro Martinez at a restaurant in the Dominican Republic after being released from the Twins. Martinez brought up Ortiz’s August home run and the possibility of him joining the Boston Red Sox, who were looking for a first baseman. Pedro contacted numerous Red Sox officials, and Ortiz signed a non-guaranteed free-agent contract worth 1.5 million dollars in January 2003. He was instrumental in the Red Sox’s run to the American League Championship Series against the New York Yankees. In Game 1, Ortiz blasted his first postseason home run. In the ALCS, he had two home runs and six RBIs, including an exhilarating solo home drive in the eighth inning of the pivotal Game 7 that put the Red Sox in front. The Red Sox, on the other hand, were defeated in a dramatic bottom-of-the-inning conclusion, sending the Yankees to the World Series. Ortiz earned $4.5 million for the 2004 season the following year. The Red Sox advanced to the 2004 World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals, with Ortiz hitting a three-run home run at Fenway Park to start the four-game sweep. Ortiz was instrumental in the Red Sox sweeping the Cardinals and winning their first World Series title in 86 years.

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Ortiz went on to lead the Red Sox win two more World Series championships, in 2007 and 2013. He was named to the All-Star team ten times. His stint with the Boston Red Sox was a huge success, and it cemented his place in baseball history. He announced his retirement from baseball in November 2015, on his 40th birthday. In 2017, his uniform #34 was retired.

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