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Team USA reportedly told not to take selfies with Obama

Team USA reportedly told not to take selfies with Obama

WASHINGTON, April 8 (UPI) -- Members of Team USA were reportedly told not to try to take selfies with President Barack Obama when they visited the White House last week.
Aileen Graef
White House considers banning selfies with the president

White House considers banning selfies with the president

WASHINGTON, April 7 (UPI) -- The White House is considering banning all selfies with President Obama after Samsung used his selfie with Red Sox player David Ortiz as a promotional stunt.
Aileen Graef
Big Papi's selfie with Obama was marketing ploy

Big Papi's selfie with Obama was marketing ploy

WASHINGTON, April 3 (UPI) -- Red Sox player David Ortiz's viral selfie with U.S. President Barack Obama was a marketing ploy by Samsung.
Aileen Graef
David Ortiz snaps selfie with Obama

David Ortiz snaps selfie with Obama

April 1 (UPI) -- Boston Red Sox star David Ortiz couldn't resist a selfie with President Barack Obama when the 2013 World Champions visited the White House on Tuesday.
Kate Stanton
Red Sox owner John Henry calls David Ortiz contract extension 'conceivable'

Red Sox owner John Henry calls David Ortiz contract extension 'conceivable'

BOSTON, Feb. 19 (UPI) -- Red Sox owner John Henry said on Wednesday that it's "conceivable" the team will work out a contract extension with designated hitter David Ortiz.
Evan Bleier
David Ortiz says he would consider leaving the Boston Red Sox

David Ortiz says he would consider leaving the Boston Red Sox

BOSTON, Jan. 27 (UPI) -- David Ortiz would like to retire with the Boston Red Sox, but would be willing to play with another team if a contract extension can't be worked out.
Evan Bleier
At year's end: Marathon bombing, baseball suspensions top news

At year's end: Marathon bombing, baseball suspensions top news

Suspensions for alleged banned substance use, a bombing at the end of the one of the most prestigious marathons and long-term issues from sports injuries top the year in sports.
JOHN HENDEL, UPI Executive Editor at Large
Obama celebrates hometown Blackhawks at White House

Obama celebrates hometown Blackhawks at White House

WASHINGTON, Nov. 4 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama celebrated the 2013 Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks at the White House Monday, saluting his hometown team.

Boston Red Sox celebrate World Series victory with parade

BOSTON, Nov. 2 (UPI) -- Local politicians, team management, players and fans celebrated the Boston Red Sox's 2013 World Championship with a rally and parade in the city Saturday.
MLB: Boston 6, St. Louis 1

MLB: Boston 6, St. Louis 1

BOSTON, Oct. 30 (UPI) -- Shane Victorino's three-run double in the third started Boston on its way to a 6-1 win over St. Louis Wednesday and its third World Series title in a decade.
MLB: Boston 3, St. Louis 1

MLB: Boston 3, St. Louis 1

ST. LOUIS, Oct. 28 (UPI) -- Jon Lester fired 7 2/3 innings of one-run ball Monday and the Boston Red Sox moved to within one win of a World Series victory with a 3-1 defeat of St. Louis.
MLB: Boston 4, St. Louis 2

MLB: Boston 4, St. Louis 2

ST. LOUIS, Oct. 28 (UPI) -- Jonny Gomes pounded a go-ahead, three-run homer in the sixth inning Sunday and Boston rode his blast to a 4-2 win over St. Louis in Game 4 of the World Series.
MLB: St. Louis 4, Boston 2

MLB: St. Louis 4, Boston 2

BOSTON, Oct. 24 (UPI) -- Matt Carpenter's fly ball in the seventh led to two errors on one play Thursday and St. Louis rallied to even the World Series with a 4-2 victory over Boston.
MLB: Boston 8, St. Louis 1

MLB: Boston 8, St. Louis 1

BOSTON, Oct. 23 (UPI) -- Mike Napoli made St. Louis pay for an outbreak of poor fielding Wednesday, igniting Boston to an 8-1 win over the Cardinals that opened the 109th World Series.
Farrell keeps 11 pitchers for Boston's World Series roster

Farrell keeps 11 pitchers for Boston's World Series roster

BOSTON, Oct. 23 (UPI) -- Boston Red Sox Manager John Farrell will keep the same 25-man roster, including 11 pitchers, for the World Series that helped the team win the ALCS.
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David Américo Ortiz Arias (born November 18, 1975), known as David Ortiz, nicknamed "Big Papi", is a Dominican American professional baseball designated hitter with the Boston Red Sox of Major League Baseball. Previously, Ortiz played for the Minnesota Twins (1997–2002). Ortiz is a seven-time All-Star and holds the Red Sox single season record for home runs in a regular season with 54, set during the 2006 season. In 2005, Red Sox ownership presented him with a plaque announcing Ortiz "the greatest clutch-hitter in the history of the Boston Red Sox".

Ortiz graduated from Estudia Espallat High School in the Dominican Republic and in 1992 he was signed by the Seattle Mariners who listed him as "David Arias". He played for the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers, a Mariners farm team, until 1996, when he was traded to the Minnesota Twins as the player to be named later in an earlier trade for Dave Hollins. When he arrived in Minnesota, he informed the team that he preferred to be listed as "David Ortiz."

He made his Twins debut in September 1997. For a few years, he was moved back and forth between the Twins and their minor league affiliate in Connecticut, the New Britain Rock Cats. In 2002, Ortiz hit .272 for Minnesota, with 20 home runs and 75 RBIs. The Twins advanced to the American League Championship Series that year, where they lost to the Anaheim Angels. Despite showing flashes of talent, Ortiz's time with the Twins will be remembered as a series of injuries and inconsistency both in the field and at the plate. Ortiz suffered wrist injuries in both 1998 and 2001. He continued to experience knee problems in early 2002 that plagued him throughout the season, despite hitting 32 doubles, 20 home runs and 75 RBIs in 125 games. He was released by the Twins after the season. In six seasons with the Twins, Ortiz hit 58 home runs and 238 RBI.

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