David Ortiz Stats

David Ortiz was born on Tuesday, November 18, 1975, in Santo Domingo, Distrito Nacional, Dominican Republic. Ortiz was 21 years old when he broke into the big leagues on September 2, 1997, with the Minnesota Twins. His biographical data, year-by-year hitting stats, fielding stats, pitching stats (where applicable), career totals, uniform numbers, salary data and miscellaneous items-of-interest are presented by Baseball Almanac on this comprehensive David Ortiz baseball stats page.

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"I know what it takes to be around the bag. I know what you need to do. I don't want to be a full-time DH. I'm not just going to tell him (Terry Francona) that I want to play first base more, I'm going to show him that I'm very interested." - David Ortiz in The Sports Network (February 4, 2004)

David Ortiz

David Ortiz Autograph on a 2007 Topps Finest Baseball Card (#RFMA-DO)

David Ortiz Autograph on a 2007 Topps Finest Baseball Card (#RFMA-DO)

Birth Name:
David Américo Ortiz Arias ( Twitter : @davidortiz )
Nickname:
Big Papi - Señor Papi - Señor Octubre
Born On:
11-18-1975  (Scorpio)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Santo Domingo, Distrito Nacional, Dominican Republic
Year of Death Data Died On:
Still Living ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Still Living
Cemetery:
n/a
High School:
Estudia Espallat (Haina, Dominican Republic)
College:
None Attended
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Left
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Left
Player Height Chart Height:
6-03
Player Weight Chart Weight:
230
First Game:
09-02-1997 (Age 21)
Last Game:
10-02-2016
Draft:
Undrafted Free Agent

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David Ortiz Pitching Stats

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David Ortiz Hitting Stats

1997 22 Twins 15 49 10 16 3 0 1 0 6 2 0 19 0 0 0 1 .327 .353 .449
1998 23 Twins 86 278 47 77 20 0 9 0 46 39 3 72 0 4 5 8 .277 .371 .446
1999 24 Twins 10 20 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 12 0 0 0 2 .000 .200 .000
2000 25 Twins 130 415 59 117 36 1 10 1 63 57 2 81 0 6 0 13 .282 .364 .446
2001 26 Twins 89 303 46 71 17 1 18 0 48 40 8 68 1 2 1 6 .234 .324 .475
2002 27 Twins 125 412 52 112 32 1 20 0 75 43 0 87 0 8 3 5 .272 .339 .500
2003 28 Red Sox 128 448 79 129 39 2 31 0 101 58 8 83 0 2 1 9 .288 .369 .592
2004 29 Red Sox 150 582 94 175 47 3 41 1 139 75 8 133 0 8 4 12 .301 .380 .603
2005 30 Red Sox 159 601 119 180 40 1 47 2 148 102 9 124 0 9 1 13 .300 .397 .604
2006 31 Red Sox 151 558 115 160 29 2 54 2 137 119 23 117 0 5 4 12 .287 .413 .636
2007 32 Red Sox 149 549 116 182 52 1 35 1 117 111 12 103 0 3 4 16 .332 .445 .621
2008 33 Red Sox 109 416 74 110 30 1 23 1 89 70 12 74 1 3 1 11 .264 .369 .507
2009 34 Red Sox 150 541 77 129 35 1 28 0 99 74 5 134 0 7 5 9 .238 .332 .462
2010 35 Red Sox 145 518 86 140 36 1 32 1 102 82 14 145 0 4 2 12 .270 .370 .529
2011 36 Red Sox 146 525 84 162 40 1 29 1 96 78 12 83 0 1 1 24 .309 .398 .554
2012 37 Red Sox 90 324 65 103 26 0 23 1 60 56 13 51 0 3 0 6 .318 .415 .611
2013 38 Red Sox 137 518 84 160 38 2 30 0 103 76 27 88 0 5 1 21 .309 .395 .564
2014 39 Red Sox 142 518 59 136 27 0 35 0 104 75 22 95 0 6 3 18 .263 .355 .517
2015 40 Red Sox 146 528 73 144 37 0 37 0 108 77 16 95 0 9 0 16 .273 .360 .553
2016 41 Red Sox 151 537 79 169 48 1 38 0 127 80 15 86 0 7 2 22 .315 .401 .620
20 Years 2,408 8,640 1,419 2,472 632 19 541 11 1,768 1,319 209 1,750 2 92 38 236 .286 .380 .552

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David Ortiz Fielding Stats

1997 Twins 1B 11 10 261 95 8.6 94 84 10 1 10 n/a n/a n/a .989 9.72
1998 Twins 1B 70 68 1,758 555 7.9 549 503 46 6 51 n/a n/a n/a .989 8.43
1999 Twins 1B 1 0 15 7 7.0 7 7 0 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 12.60
2000 Twins 1B 27 25 646 223 8.3 222 210 12 1 17 n/a n/a n/a .996 9.28
2001 Twins 1B 8 7 165 62 7.8 62 60 2 0 2 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 10.15
2002 Twins 1B 15 13 309 97 6.5 96 90 6 1 8 n/a n/a n/a .990 8.39
2003 Red Sox 1B 45 44 1,134 375 8.3 372 342 30 3 20 n/a n/a n/a .992 8.86
2004 Red Sox 1B 34 31 781 278 8.2 274 253 21 4 23 n/a n/a n/a .986 9.47
2005 Red Sox 1B 10 10 234 82 8.2 80 69 11 2 8 n/a n/a n/a .976 9.23
2006 Red Sox 1B 10 10 204 70 7.0 68 62 6 2 8 n/a n/a n/a .971 9.00
2007 Red Sox 1B 7 7 144 40 5.7 40 37 3 0 3 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 7.50
2009 Red Sox 1B 6 6 117 49 8.2 48 42 6 1 2 n/a n/a n/a .980 11.08
2010 Red Sox 1B 4 4 81 24 6.0 24 23 1 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 8.00
2011 Red Sox 1B 2 2 39 18 9.0 18 18 0 0 4 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 12.46
2012 Red Sox 1B 7 7 156 56 8.0 56 54 2 0 4 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 9.69
2013 Red Sox 1B 6 6 117 37 6.2 37 36 1 0 4 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 8.54
2014 Red Sox 1B 5 5 129 39 7.8 39 37 2 0 9 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 8.16
2015 Red Sox 1B 9 9 180 57 6.3 56 51 5 1 2 n/a n/a n/a .982 8.40
2016 Red Sox 1B 1 1 15 5 5.0 5 5 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 9.00
1B Totals 278 265 6,485 2,169 7.8 2,147 1,983 164 22 177 n/a n/a n/a .990 8.94
19 Years 278 265 6,485 2,169 7.8 2,147 1,983 164 22 177 n/a n/a n/a .990 8.94

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David Ortiz Miscellaneous Stats

1997 Twins 0 0 .000 3 0 1 49.0 2.6 8.2 - - -
1998 Twins 1 0 1.000 6 0 10 30.9 3.9 6.0 - - -
1999 Twins 0 0 .000 5 0 5 0.0 1.7 0.0 - - -
2000 Twins 1 0 1.000 21 0 88 41.5 5.1 6.6 - - -
2001 Twins 1 0 1.000 7 0 80 16.8 4.5 6.3 - - -
2002 Twins 1 2 .333 17 0 95 20.6 4.7 5.5 - - -
2003 Red Sox 0 0 .000 11 0 74 14.5 5.4 4.4 - - -
2004 Red Sox 0 0 .000 5 0 115 14.2 4.4 4.2 - - -
2005 Red Sox 1 0 1.000 3 0 148 12.8 4.8 4.1 - - -
2006 Red Sox 1 0 1.000 3 0 138 10.3 4.8 4.1 - - -
2007 Red Sox 3 1 .750 2 0 140 15.7 5.3 4.7 - - -
2008 Red Sox 1 0 1.000 1 0 109 18.1 5.6 4.7 - - -
2009 Red Sox 0 2 .000 6 0 139 19.3 4.0 5.5 - - -
2010 Red Sox 0 1 .000 7 0 136 16.2 3.6 5.1 - - -
2011 Red Sox 1 1 .500 8 0 136 18.1 6.3 5.5 - - -
2012 Red Sox 0 1 .000 2 0 81 14.1 6.4 5.4 - - -
2013 Red Sox 4 0 1.000 2 0 129 17.3 5.9 5.0 - - -
2014 Red Sox 0 0 .000 6 0 131 14.8 5.5 5.0 - - -
2015 Red Sox 0 1 .000 3 0 134 14.3 5.6 4.9 - - -
2016 Red Sox 2 0 1.000 11 0 140 14.1 6.2 4.2 - - -
20 Years 17 9 .654 129 0 2,029 16.0 4.9 4.9 - - -

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David Ortiz Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1997 Minnesota Twins 27 $150,000.00 - -
1998 Minnesota Twins 27 $170,000.00 - -
1999 Minnesota Twins 27 $200,000.00 - -
2000 Minnesota Twins 27 $220,000.00 - -
2001 Minnesota Twins 27 $260,000.00 - -
2002 Minnesota Twins 27 $950,000.00 - -
2003 Boston Red Sox 34 $1,250,000.00 - -
2004 Boston Red Sox 34 $4,587,500.00 Stats Stats
2005 Boston Red Sox 34 $5,250,000.00 Stats -
2006 Boston Red Sox 34 $6,500,000.00 Stats -
2007 Boston Red Sox 34 $13,250,000.00 Stats Stats
2008 Boston Red Sox 34 $13,000,000.00 Stats -
2009 Boston Red Sox 34 $13,000,000.00 - -
2010 Boston Red Sox 34 $13,000,000.00 Stats -
2011 Boston Red Sox 34 $12,500,000.00 Stats -
2012 Boston Red Sox 34 $14,575,000.00 Stats -
2013 Boston Red Sox 34 $14,500,000.00 Stats Stats
2014 Boston Red Sox 34 $15,000,000.00 - -
2015 Boston Red Sox 34 $16,000,000.00 - -
2016 Boston Red Sox 34 $16,000,000.00 Stats -
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Do you know why David Ortiz switched from number 27 to number 34 ? Sports Illustrated (Me and My Number; July 24, 2006; Page 41) had the following story: When Big Papi broke in with the Twins in the late 1990s, he got to know Minnesota great Kirby Puckett , who Ortiz says served as a valuable mentor to him. Upon arriving in Boston Red Sox in 2003, Ortiz wanted Puckett's number 34 . "Every time I look at that number, I think about him," says Ortiz of the former outfielder (below), who died after a stroke in March. "He cared so much for us. One time when I was struggling, Kirby sat me down. He kept telling me what I needed to do to get better, to keep fighting, and to never give up."
Kirby Puckett Autograph on a 1987 Donruss (#149)

In 1936 , Jimmie Foxx hit 50 home runs, the Boston Red Sox single-season record for home runs. In 2006 , David Ortiz broke that seventy year old team-record when he hit 54 homers, and through today, they remain the only two 50-homer BoSox seasons. [ MLB.com Sortable Red Sox' Stats ] Join Baseball Almanac as we take a look at some additional numbers of interest as they relate to Big Papi, one of the best designated hitters - if not the best ever - in baseball history:

1 - David Ortiz, excluding his stats while playing first base, has had 2,023 hits, 447 home runs, and driven in 1,442 runs (RBI), the most (#1) in baseball history by any designated hitter.

2 - David Ortiz was the second Boston Red Sox player to win the League Championship Most Valuable Player Award , following second baseman Marty Barrett who was the LCS MVP in 1986 . Ortiz, the 2004 LCS MVP , was the first designated hitter to ever receive the honor.

47 - David Ortiz hit a career-high 54 home runs in 2006 , seven came in games where he was playing first base, forty-seven came in games where he was the designated hitter. The Major League record for home runs in a season by a designated hitter is 47, held by David Ortiz.

270 - David Ortiz hit his 300th career home run on July 9, 2009 . A few months later, on September 15, 2009 , he hit his 270th career home run from the designated hitter position, breaking the all-time record for home runs by a designated hitter held by Frank Thomas .

300 - David Ortiz hit his 358th major league home run on May 21, 2011 , his 300th in a Red Sox uniform, joining Dwight Evans (379 HRs in Boston ), Jim Rice (382 HRs), Carl Yastrzemski (452 HRs) and Ted Williams (521 HRs). Since that date, Big Papi has passed Evans and Rice , and is seven away from tying Yaz .

1,004 - David Ortiz drove in his 1,004th run (RBI), from the designated hitter position, on April 2, 2011 , breaking the all-time record for RBIs by a designated hitter held by Edgar Martinez .

The Sporting News, on September 24, 2009, announced their Team of the Decade which was composed of Joe Mauer (catcher), Albert Pujols (first base), Jeff Kent (second base), Derek Jeter (shortstop), Alex Rodriguez (third base), Barry Bonds (outfield), Ichiro Suzuki (outfield), Manny Ramirez (outfield), David Ortiz (designated hitter), Randy Johnson (starting pitcher), Mariano Rivera (closer) and Joe Torre (manager).

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