David Ortiz elected immortal of Dominican sport


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David Ortiz elected immortal of Dominican sport

The three-time World Series champion will be inducted into the Hall of Fame alongside former baseball players Julián Tavárez and Rafael Furcal

The Sports Hall of Fame officially announced that the former MLB David ortiz He will be among the exalted athletes in his ceremonial on November 14 in Class 2021.

Ortiz, who won three World Series titles with the Boston Red Sox, will also be accompanied by two former baseball players in the figures of Julian Tavarez and Rafael Furcal.

In addition, according to the Pavilion chaired by Dr. Dionisio Guzmán, Ortiz becomes the ninth athlete chosen to be immortalized in this year’s version.

In the group will be the promoters of the sport Carlos Lamarche Rey, Nelly Manuel Doné (deceased), the table tennis player Snow Xue WU, the Olympic silver medalist in taekwondo Gabriel Mercedes, Jose Luis Saint-Claire in softball and Miosotis Heredia weightlifting.

One of the most charismatic figures in Dominican baseball, “Big Papi” began his career in the Major Leagues in 1997 with the Minnesota Twins and reached its peak with the Boston Red Sox with whom he played from 2003 to 2016, accumulating 20 seasons in Major League Baseball.

According to what was expressed by Dr. Guzmán in a statement from the institution, that upon entering his first year of eligibility, Ortiz’s choice was “a kind of procedure” for the jury responsible for his selection, indicating that the components of said group unanimously agreed on said choice.

The Ceremonial of the Pavilion of Fame, in its 55th edition, will take place on Sunday, November 14 in the institution’s auditorium, at the Juan Pablo Duarte Olympic Center in the capital of the Dominican Republic.


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