Wednesday, March 23, 2016
Sox Will Pay Tribute To Ortiz In Final Spring Home Game
The Red Sox will honor their retiring DH David Ortiz at his final home Spring Training game on March 28th. Ceremonies will be conducted prior that that day's 1:05 game against the Toronto Blue Jays. Ortiz has participated in 20 Spring Training seasons in Fort Myers, Florida—14 with the Red Sox and six with the Twins. Big Papi's number '34' will be painted on the grass at jetBlue Park along both baselines. Also, the nine-time All-Star and three-time World Series Champion will be presented with gifts from the Red Sox. In his 19 seasons so far, Ortiz is a lifetime .284 hitter, with 503 HRs and 1,641 RBIs. He has a career on-base percentage of .378. Fans who would like to attend the ceremonies should arrive in their seats by 12:30 PM.