Hot Papi: David Ortiz Is Three for 10

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  • Major League Debut
  • A Curve Ball
  • “Hey Papi”
  • Championship Paves the Way for Promotion
  • MVP: Most Valuable Papi
  • Moving on up and the Second World Series Title
  • Steroid Scandal
  • From the Injured List to the World Series
  • Third Times a Charm
  • Big Papi and the B-Town Sox
  • Baby Papi
  • Baseball Over Everything
  • Scouts Honor

“Hey Papi”

His life and career would change on Jan. 22, 2003, when he signed a one-year, $1.25 million contract with the Boston Red Sox. The story goes that when he came to Boston, he didn’t know all his teammates names so he called them all Papi.  In return they called him Big Papi, a name he would soon live up to.

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