David Ortiz

David Ortiz

Personal Information

Full Name David Américo Ortiz Arias
Date of Birth November 18, 1975
Nationality Dominican-American
Height 1.91 m
Role Designated hitter & First baseman

David Ortiz News

WATCH: MLB icon David Ortiz shows support for Celtics by sporting Al Horford jersey during Red Sox vs. Braves game WATCH: MLB icon David Ortiz shows support for Celtics by sporting Al Horford jersey during Red Sox vs. Braves game
WATCH: MLB icon David Ortiz shows support for Celtics by sporting Al Horford jersey during Red Sox vs. Braves game
12h
Watch: 3x MLB World Series Champion David Ortiz hypes Fenway Park with Celtics jersey ahead of 2024 NBA Finals Watch: 3x MLB World Series Champion David Ortiz hypes Fenway Park with Celtics jersey ahead of 2024 NBA Finals
Watch: 3x MLB World Series Champion David Ortiz hypes Fenway Park with Celtics jersey ahead of 2024 NBA Finals
Was David Ortiz a better postseason player than Derek Jeter? A closer look at the playoff history between the iconic rivals Was David Ortiz a better postseason player than Derek Jeter? A closer look at the playoff history between the iconic rivals
Was David Ortiz a better postseason player than Derek Jeter? A closer look at the playoff history between the iconic rivals
"Not seeing him in the Hall of Fame right now is something that really hurts me" - When David Ortiz shared sadness about Manny Ramirez's HOF absence "Not seeing him in the Hall of Fame right now is something that really hurts me" - When David Ortiz shared sadness about Manny Ramirez's HOF absence
"Not seeing him in the Hall of Fame right now is something that really hurts me" - When David Ortiz shared sadness about Manny Ramirez's HOF absence
"I lied" - When Reggie Jackson came clean about home run philosophy to Derek Jeter "I lied" - When Reggie Jackson came clean about home run philosophy to Derek Jeter
"I lied" - When Reggie Jackson came clean about home run philosophy to Derek Jeter

David Ortiz: A Brief Biography

David Américo Ortiz Arias. Source: Getty Images
David Américo Ortiz Arias. Source: Getty Images


David Américo Ortiz Arias, also known as "Big Papi," is a Dominican-American former baseball player who played 20 seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB) from 1997 to 2016. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest designated hitters of all time.


David Ortiz played the first six seasons of his career with the Minnesota Twins, but he only achieved much success once he was traded to the Boston Red Sox in 2003. With the Red Sox, David became one of the most feared hitters. He helped the Red Sox end their 86-year World Series drought in 2004 and won two more World Series championships with the team in 2007 and 2013.


David was a 10-time All-Star and a 7-time Silver Slugger winner. He retired in 2016 with 541 home runs, which ranks sixth all-time. He also had 1,768 RBIs, 632 doubles, and a career batting average of .286.


David Ortiz's Personal Information


NameDavid Américo Ortiz Arias
Age47
DobOctober 7, 1992
NationalityDominican-American
Mother’s NameAngela Rosa Arias
Father's nameAmerico Enrique Ortiz
ProfessionBaseball Player, Actor
Net Worth$55 million, estimated
Height6 Feet 4 Inches (195 cm)
Weight104 kg
EducationEstudia Espaillat High School
Relationship StatusDivorced


David Ortiz's Early Life

David was born on November 18, 1975, in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. He was the eldest of four siblings.

David showed great potential as a baseball and basketball player in high school. He has followed the careers of standout pitcher Ramón Martinez and his younger brother Pedro and attended games whenever possible.


After graduating from high school, David was signed by the Seattle Mariners in 1992. He made his major league debut with the Minnesota Twins in 1997.


David Ortiz's Personal Life


David Ortiz was in tears as he spoke to his fans before the game, remembering his mother. Source: Getty Images.
David Ortiz was in tears as he spoke to his fans before the game, remembering his mother. Source: Getty Images.


David Ortiz married Tiffany in 2002, and they have three children together. In 2021, the couple parted ways due to issues growing among them.


David often spoke about how much he missed his mother, Angela Rosa Arias, who died in a car crash in January 2002 at 46. He would point to the sky after hitting a home run in her honor.


In 2007, David Ortiz founded the David Ortiz Children's Fund, a nonprofit organization that provides educational and recreational opportunities to children in Boston, the Dominican Republic, and beyond. He has supported the fund through various initiatives, including releasing a charity wine label in 2008 and a roast in 2017 that raised $335 thousand.


David Ortiz has earned an estimated $4.5 million in endorsement deals throughout his career. In April 2007, he partnered with Reebok to release the Big Papi 10M Mid Baseball cleat, which he first wore during the 2007 MLB All-Star Game. In October 2009, he opened a nightclub called Forty-Forty in the Dominican Republic but was sued by Jay-Z for trademark infringement in 2010.


In 2018, David Ortiz co-hosted a podcast with Michael Chiklis called David Ortiz: The Big Papi Story. The four-episode series explored David's life and career.


David Ortiz's Family Background


David Ortiz’s late mother, Ángela Rosa Arias. Source: David’s official Instagram page/@davidortiz
David Ortiz’s late mother, Ángela Rosa Arias. Source: David’s official Instagram page/@davidortiz


David Ortiz's parents were Enrique (Leo) Ortiz and Ángela Rosa Arias.


David’s father, Enrique, worked as a car mechanic, and his mother, Ángela, worked for the Department of Agriculture. Although it is known that he was the eldest sibling, no information about his other siblings has been publicly disclosed.


David Ortiz's Ex-Wife


David Ortiz and his ex-wife Tiffany Ortiz. Source: Getty Images.
David Ortiz and his ex-wife Tiffany Ortiz. Source: Getty Images.

David Ortiz's wife was Tiffany Ortiz. She was born on May 13, 1974, in Kaukauna, Wisconsin, United States. She met David in the late 1990s.


David Ortiz's Kids


David Ortiz and his daughter. Source: David’s official Instagram page/@davidortiz
David Ortiz and his daughter. Source: David’s official Instagram page/@davidortiz



David and his ex-wife Tiffany had two children together, a teenage daughter Alexandra Ortiz and a son named D'Angelo Ortiz. In addition to his two children with his ex-wife Tiffany, David Ortiz has a daughter named Jessica from a previous relationship.



Davis’s son, D'Angelo Ortiz, was born on July 10, 2004, and is 19 years old. He plays baseball for Miami Dade College as a third, second baseman, and right fielder.



His daughter, Alexandra Ortiz, was born on March 22, 2001, and is 22 years old. Jessica, born on October 23, 1996, is 26 years old and has recently graduated from high school in the Dominican Republic, according to the Boston Herald.


David Ortiz's Social Media


David Ortiz with his son (behind). Source: David’s official Instagram page/@davidortiz
David Ortiz with his son (behind). Source: David’s official Instagram page/@davidortiz




Big Papi is extremely popular on the internet. He has over 2.4 million followers on Instagram and another 1.5 million on Twitter. Here are his official handles.

Twitter - https://twitter.com/davidortiz

Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/davidortiz


David Ortiz's Net Worth

David Ortiz’s net worth as of 2023 is estimated to be around $55 million, as per celebritynetworth.com.



He has accumulated wealth throughout his business endeavors, baseball salary, incentives, and with endorsements throughout his career.


David Ortiz as a Brand Ambassador

In 2016, David Ortiz was a brand ambassador for UNICEF Kid Power for a global mission in Burkina Faso.



David Ortiz is also the second well-known professional athlete to become an ambassador for Zenni, following in the footsteps of George Kittle, who has represented the eyewear brand since 2019.



Additionally, David has endorsed various brands, including Buffalo Wild Wings, Dunkin Donuts, Fanatics, Coca-Cola, JetBlue Airways, Mastercard, and New Balance.


David Ortiz's Investments

Although David Ortiz has several business ventures, his investment records remain confidential.


David Ortiz's Career Stats

Here is a tabular representation of David Ortiz's MLB career stats.


StatsValue
Games2,408
At-bats8,640
Hits2,472
Home runs541
Runs batted in1,768
Batting average0.286
On-base percentage0.380
Slugging percentage0.552
On-base plus slugging percentage0.932



David Ortiz's Achievements

Here is a tabular representation of David Ortiz's Achievements so far.


Highlights and AwardsYear
10× All-Star(2004–2008, 2010–2013, 2016)
3× World Series champion(2004, 2007, 2013)
World Series MVP(2013)
ALCS MVP(2004)
7× Silver Slugger Award(2004–2007, 2011, 2013, 2016)
2× AL Hank Aaron Award(2005, 2016)
Roberto Clemente Award(2011)
AL home run leader(2006)
3× AL RBI leader(2005, 2006, 2016)
Baseball Hall of Fame(2022)


David Ortiz's Contract

David Ortiz’s last reported contract with the Boston Red Sox was valued at a guaranteed $16 million for one year.


David Ortiz's Diet

David Ortiz follows a unique and personalized diet plan due to health issues like high cholesterol levels.



His strict diet refrains him from eating chicken, egg whites, shrimp, alcohol, bread, and sweets. However, he is allowed to consume lobster, salmon, and beef, along with plenty of salads and vegetables.


David Ortiz's House

David Ortiz and his ex-wife Tiffany purchased a 1-acre undeveloped property in Miami for $1.5 million in 2016 and continued the building operation. After completion, the mansion was 10,200 square feet long and had multiple bedrooms and two floors, with a sleeping area upstairs and direct access to a swimming pool.



The mansion was listed for sale in February 2023 for $12.5 million.


David Ortiz's Cars

In 1997, David Ortiz owned a Honda Accord as his first car. David Ortiz owns the following cars; a Lamborghini Aviator, a Ford Mustang, a Bentley, and an Audi. In an interview with masslive.com, he later revealed his favorite vehicle to be a white 2010 Rolls-Royce Ghost Series.



FAQs

A. David Ortiz retired from professional baseball at the end of the 2016 MLB season.

A. David Ortiz is often referred to by his nickname "Big Papi."

A. David Ortiz was born on November 18, 1975, in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.

A. David Ortiz has won 3 World Series during his career.

A. David Ortiz primarily played as a Designated Hitter.

A. David Ortiz and Tiffany parted ways in 2021.

App download animated image Get the free App now