Boston renaming street after retired Red Sox player Ortiz

Rufina Vignone
Giugno 24, 2017

The American city of Boston honored Ortiz by renaming the Yawkey Way Extension to David Ortiz Drive. The ceremony is Friday night, June 23, 2017.

"I had already been playing with David for nine years", he told the crowd.

Ortiz retired last season after spending 14 of his 20 Major League seasons with the Red Sox.

Another ceremony will be held at Fenway Park in honor of Ortiz.

"That short amount of time is a symbol", team president Sam Kennedy said Thursday, "of how everyone. feels about the player who was the most important player in the history of the Red Sox".

Former Red Sox star David Ortiz retired from the baseball field but it doesn't mean he will be forgotten.

This season, Fister made three starts with the Angels' Triple-A club, the Salt Lake Bees, and was 1-0 with a 4.02 ERA.

It's our effing city, and this is Big Papi's road. Among the honors was the announcement of a quick turnaround before he would be back for a number retirement ceremony this summer. "This city got me to where I am", Ortiz said.

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According to Pedroia, even after the umpire had returned and was yelling at him to come to plate, he said he still took a moment to look at Ortiz in disbelief: "You thought my parents would name me f-- Peewee?"

Ortiz retired at the age of 40 with one of the best seasons of his career, hitting.315 with 38 homers and a league-leading 127 RBIs. He powered the Red Sox to three World Series championships, including their first in 86 years in 2004.

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