David Ortiz was given a ceremonial jersey by the Red Sox using his name and number. He walked down to home plate, where he found out that it had only been worth $40. This is due to MLB’s rules of charity auctioning off players’ jerseys after they retire.
David Ortiz was inducted into the Red Sox Hall of Fame on Monday. However, during his speech, he found out that he is only worth $40.
Consider this David Ortiz’s warm-up. The lone Major League Baseball player elected into the Hall of Fame this year was honored once more at Fenway Park on Thursday.
Ortiz was inducted into the Boston Red Sox Hall of Fame as a player, with Manny Ramirez, Rich Gedman, and the late Bill Dinneen. Dan Duquette, the former general manager, was also inducted. In July, Ortiz will be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.
Ortiz and Gedman were in attendance on Thursday. Ramirez, on the other hand, did not. During the occasion, “Big Papi” learned that he was only worth $40 thanks to former Red Sox pitcher Pedro Martinez.
The Boston Red Sox gave David Ortiz a fresh lease on life.
On September 26, 2021, at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts, former Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz is presented before receiving a ceremonial first pitch from the family of slain Sergeant Johanny Rosario Pichardo before a game between the Boston Red Sox and the New York Yankees. | Getty Images/Billie Weiss/Boston Red Sox
Ortiz hit 20 home runs and drove in 75 runs in his sixth and last season with the Minnesota Twins, while batting. 272. The small-market franchise was sufficiently alarmed. The Twins released him rather than signing him to a long-term contract.
The Sox signed Ortiz before to the 2003 season, thanks to Martinez’s aggressive recruitment. He didn’t let us down.
Ortiz blasted 31 home runs and drove in 101 runs in his debut season with Boston. In the MVP vote, he came in sixth place. The next season, Ortiz hit.301 with 41 home runs and 139 RBIs, earning him his first of ten All-Star berths. He also played a key role in the Red Sox’s first World Series championship since 1918.
Ortiz became a Red Sox legend and a Boston fan favorite. He was a three-time World Series champion with the Red Sox. Ortiz and Ramirez combined for a devastating one-two power blow. In Boston, the two combined for 757 home runs. This year’s MLB Hall of Fame ballot includes both players, as well as Barry Bonds, Alex Rodriguez, and Roger Clemens. Ortiz was the only one who made it.
Ramirez, Bonds, Rodriguez, and Clemens were all tied to performance-enhancing substances during the steroid era. Ortiz expressed regret that Ramirez was unable to join him at Cooperstown.
According to Mass Live, Ortiz added, “Not seeing him in the Hall of Fame right now is something that truly saddens me.” “It bothers him because he realizes he committed errors he shouldn’t have done.”
At a Sox Hall ceremony, Ortiz learns that he is only worth $40.
Tom Caron, a sportscaster for NESN, interviewed numerous players, including Gedman and Martinez, at the Red Sox ceremony at Fenway Park on Thursday. When he met with Martinez, the subject of how the Hall of Fame pitcher is responsible for Ortiz’s recruitment and arrival in Boston came up.
Caron joked about being compensated for bringing Big Papi here.
Martinez told Caron, “Boy, I’m so pleased I was at that restaurant when David got released by the Minnesota Twins.” “I’m overjoyed.”
“Did you ever get paid as an agent?” Caron had inquired. “You owe the Red Sox an agent fee for getting David Ortiz signed.”
“I’m not sure why the Red Sox haven’t compensated me for my scouting services,” Martinez stated. “I went out and scouted David. I haven’t been paid, but I have a large ring.”
The Red Sox’s president, Sam Kennedy, then hurried up to Martinez and presented him a check.
Martinez looked to the throng and yelled, “Man, 40 dollars.” “Dan Duquette, now I see why the scouting department was constantly moaning.” For a man like David, forty dollars? What were you up to, dude?
“Man, Dan Duquette. The scouting section over here is likely to go on strike tomorrow. You’d best get ready, boys. You’d better boost our pay, Sam. “I’m keeping my $40 as well.”
Even though it was just for 40 dollars, Ortiz proven his value to the Red Sox.
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