The legend of David Ortiz started in the 2004 postseason.
He had enjoyed a few solid, if unspectacular years with the Minnesota Twins from 1997 to 2002, before landing on the Boston Red Sox in 2003 as a 27-year-old designated hitter.
There, he broke out.
He had a good 2003 but the legend of “Big Papi” was born in the 2004 postseason, with an incredible performance against the New York Yankees.
From that point on, he never ceased hitting until retiring in 2016 as a 40-year-old slugger who produced as much as he did during his prime.
He made the Hall of Fame and has amassed a nice fortune.
During his playing days, Ortiz earned a little over $160 million dollars.
Not bad for a Dominican kid full of dreams in the eighties and nineties.
Now retired and in Cooperstown, Ortiz has a chance to earn an additional $12.5 million.
Real estate: he just put his Miami mansion for sale at that price.
“Red Sox legend David Ortiz is selling his Miami-area mansion for $12.5 million. 10,200 sq ft, 5 bedrooms, two-story bedrooms, 16-foot wide shower, home theater with bar, sports memorabilia lounge, outdoor kitchen, pool, three fire pits,” Front Office Sports tweeted.
They also posted some pictures of the property, which is majestic, for lack of a better word.
Red Sox legend David Ortiz is selling his Miami-area mansion for $12.5 million.
▪️ 10,200 sq ft, 5 bedrooms
▪️ Two-story bedrooms
▪️ 16-foot wide shower
▪️ Home theater with bar
▪️ Sports memorabilia lounge
▪️ Outdoor kitchen
▪️ Pool, three fire pits pic.twitter.com/f6nbTUXY2E
— Front Office Sports (@FOS) February 14, 2023
He was, for more than a decade in the 2000s and the 2010s, the king of Boston.
He lived like a king in that mansion, and he deserved every bit of it.
Now, he is selling it.
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