Hot Papi: David Ortiz Is Three for 10

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Championship Paves the Way for Promotion

Ortiz was signed to the Red Sox as a part-time designated hitter and first baseman. But after he played a pivotal role in helping Boston to its first World Series championship in 86 years in 2004, Jeremy Giambi was benched, and Ortiz got his big break in the full-time starting lineup.

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