David Ortiz stepped off the Fenway Park as an active player for the last time on Monday.
The departure of Boston Red Sox’s designated hitter came after they faced a defeat at the hands of the Cleveland Indians 4 -3 in Game 3 of the American League Division Series.
As reported by KSDK, Ortiz made his way to what would be his last appearance “taking four pitches without lifting his bat in the eighth inning and then was pinch-run for by Marco Hernandez as the Red Sox chased a tying run.”
David Ortiz: Career stats, biography
The hitter displayed gratitude to the numerous fans, who cheered behind him as he made his way off the field into the Red Sox’s dugout. The local radio broadcast of Ortiz’s departure – shared on Twitter – can be viewed at the bottom of the story.
Famously known as Big Papi, the Dominican-American baseball player has played more than 2,400 games with 8640 at bats and 1419 runs to his name, ESPN notes. He is regarded as one of the most influential players in the history of American baseball.
Signing his contract with the Red Sox in 2003, Ortiz made his debut in the Major League with Minnesota Twins in 1997 and, prior to that, was signed by the Seattle Mariners in 1992.
David Ortiz: Awards and credentials
As noted by The Famous People, in 2011 Ortiz became the fifth player to score 300 home runs for the Red Sox. In the same year he also bagged the Roberto Clemente Award, which he won in the same year. With his 500th career double, he surpassed Harold Baines and became the all time leader of hits.
Ortiz is also credited with being a nine-time All-Star and a three-time World Series champion. He is the Red Sox record holder for homeruns – 54 – for a single season.
His net worth, as noted by Celebrity Net Worth, for 2016 was $45 million.