When Big Papi Rocked New Britain

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In 1997, David "Big Papi" Ortiz played for the New Britain Rock Cats. In his first Double-A season, Ortiz hit for a .322 average with 14 home runs and 56 RBI and was promoted to the majors with the Minnesota Twins.

  • 3× World Series champion (2004, 2007, 2013)

  • World Series MVP (2013)

  • ALCS MVP (2004)

  • 10× All-Star (2004–2008, 2010–2013, 2016)

  • 7× Silver Slugger Award (2004–2007, 2011, 2013, 2016)

  • 2× AL Hank Aaron Award (2005, 2016)

  • Roberto Clemente Award (2011)

  • AL home run leader (2006)

  • 3× AL RBI leader (2005, 2006, 2016)

  • Boston Red Sox No. 34 retired