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David Ortiz: The Big Papi Story

David Ortiz: The Big Papi Story is a special series and most comprehensive chronicle to date of the life of Red Sox icon and three-time World Series champion David Ortiz. David Ortiz: The Big Papi Story captures the spirit of Boston, a city with no shortage of sports icons, and celebrates the rise of a man from the Dominican Republic who willed himself to greatness — and who, in the process, changed the culture of an entire city.

All Stories
The Legend
The Legend
David OrtizThe Legend

David Ortiz speaks for all of us when he addresses the city in its most trying moment, following the Boston Marathon Bombing.


The Hero
The Hero
David OrtizThe Hero

The Sox finally stand up to the bullies, "The Curse" is broken, and in doing so, Papi becomes a sensation in Boston, and a Red Sox immortal.


The Rise
The Rise
David OrtizThe Rise

After his release by the Minnesota Twins, a chance encounter would change the trajectory of David's life forever.


The Beginning
The Beginning
David OrtizThe Beginning

From the tough neighborhoods of Santo Domingo, takes to the game the that is in his DNA. Assimilation however, proves to be difficult.


The Making of Big Papi
David OrtizThe Making of Big Papi

A special audio series celebrating the rise of a man who willed himself to greatness — and in the process, changed the culture of a city.