The Hero

Big Papi’s outsized personality puts him at the center of the Red Sox’ crew of hilarious misfits. His confidence and power carried Boston to a 96-win season, an epic comeback to beat New York in the ALCS, and its first World Series crown in 86 years. In one magical, miraculous summer, Ortiz helped wash away decades of dread for a team and a city that never seemed to catch a break. In helping the Red Sox beat the Yankees and end “the Curse,” Big Papi became a Boston immortal.

David Ortiz: The Big Papi Story is the most comprehensive chronicle to date of the life of Red Sox icon and three-time World Series champion David Ortiz. In addition to Ortiz’s successful playing career, this special series will examine pivotal moments in his life off the field, from his difficult assimilation into American culture, to the sudden and tragic loss of his mother, to the raw emotion he shared with Hub fans following the tragic Boston Marathon bombing in 2013.

Subscribe to the series and listen to the full series, which consists of four singular episodes now on Apple Podcasts. The series is also available across multiple platforms, including Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Spotify, iHeart, Stitcher, TuneIn and more.