Papi: My Story

Papi: My Story Author David Ortiz
ISBN-10 0544814614
ISBN-13 9780544814615
Year 2017-05-16
Pages 272
Language English
Publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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An entertaining unfiltered memoir by one of the games greatest most clutch sluggers and beloved personalities DavidBig Papi Ortizis a baseball icon and one of the most popular figures ever to play the game As a key part of the Boston Red Sox for 14 years David has helped the team win 3 World Series bringing back a storied franchise from never wins to always wins He helped them upend the doubts the naysayers the nonbelievers and captured the imagination of millions of fans along the way as he launched balls into the stands again and again and again He made Boston and the Red Sox his home his place of work and his legacy As he put it This is our f ing city Now looking backat the end of his legendary career Ortiz opens up fully for the first time about his last two decades in the game Unhindered by political correctness Ortiz talks colorfully about his journey from his poor upbringing in the Dominican Republic to when the expansion Florida Marlins passed up a chance to sign him due to what was essentially tennis elbow He recalls his days in Peoria Arizona his first time in the United States tense exchanges with Twins manager Tom Kelly in Minnesota and his arrival in Boston Readers go behind the scenes for the many milestones of his Red Sox career from the huge disappointment of the Red Sox losing to the Yankees in 2003 ending the curse in 2004 with the infamous band of idiots including his extraordinary clutch hitting to overcome a 3 0 series deficit against the Yankees to earning a second title in 2007 and a third in 2013 Along the way he was tainted by the infamous banned substances list in 2009 he used his passion and place to fortify a city devastated by the Boston Marathon bombings and he dominated pitchers right up through his retirement season at age 40 Papi as he became so affectionately called gave his fans big hits when they needed them most He was an even bigger presence He was a champion who rallied a team a city and a sport in a way that no one will ever forget In Papi his ultimate memoir Ortiz opens up as never before about his life in baseball and about the problems he sees in Major League Baseball about former teammates opponents coaches and executives and about the weight of expectation whenever he stepped up to the plate The result is a revelatory fly on the wall story of a career by a player with a lot to say at the end of his time in the game a game to which he gave so much and which gave so much to him

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