Home Sports Red Sox legend David Ortiz to be honored by New York State Senate ‘for his contributions to baseball’

Red Sox legend David Ortiz to be honored by New York State Senate ‘for his contributions to baseball’

0 comment
David Ortiz retired in 2016 after a 20-year career with the Minnesota Twins and Boston Red Sox. (Photo by Billie Weiss/Boston Red Sox/Getty Images)

He The New York State Senate will honor Boston Red Sox legend David Ortiz on Monday “for his contributions to baseball, in conjunction with the 20th anniversary of the 2004 World Series,” a remembrance for New York Yankees fans. surely agreement deserves to be honored.

This comes from Senator Luis R. Sepúlveda, who represents New York’s 32nd Senate District, which happens to cover the Bronx, home of Yankee Stadium.

According to the Senate resolution to be presented Monday With Ortiz in attendance in Albany, New York, “Big Papi” will be honored for his philanthropic efforts, such as the David Ortiz Children’s Fund, which has helped numerous families in the area and provided services to children in the Dominican Republic and the New York State.

These activities not only underscore his commitment to philanthropy but also solidify his connection to New York State, leveraging his celebrity status to raise awareness and raise substantial funds for various causes, thereby directly benefiting children and communities throughout the state; and David Ortiz’s last visit as a player to Yankee Stadium was marked by the sincere recognition and respect of New York fans, reflecting his deep connection to the city and its people, who have embraced him not only as a fierce competitor but also as a beloved figure. in baseball; and

His retirement tour stop at Yankee Stadium was celebrated with a ceremony that included gifts and recognition, demonstrating the high regard in which he is held by fans and teammates alike, including many New York Yankees fans who expressed their admiration and respect for his contributions to Yankee Stadium. game; and his continued participation in community-focused events reflects his dedication to New York and his native Dominican Republic, demonstrating his global impact and commitment to humanitarian causes.

Sepúlveda represents a district with a growing population from Ortiz’s native country, the Dominican Republic.

Ortiz, a 2022 member of the Baseball Hall of Fame, played 14 seasons with the Red Sox and was part of their World Series-winning teams in 2004, 2007 and 2013. He was the ALCS Most Valuable Player. American League in 2004 after Boston completed the famous 3-0 series comeback. against the Yankees and broke the “Curse of the Bambino” to capture the franchise’s first title since 1918.

Ortiz regularly made life miserable for the Yankees during his time in Boston. He hit 53 home runs and drove in 171 runs in 243 career games against the Yankees, with 31 of those home runs and 67 of those RBIs coming at Yankee Stadium.

Against the Yankees in the postseason Ortiz hit .333 with 5 home runs and 17 RBIs in 14 games.

It has happened before for a former Red Sox legend to be honored by New York lawmakers. In 2015Pitcher Pedro Martínez was awarded during Dominican Heritage Week. Martínez, at least, had played four seasons in New York with the Mets.

You may also like