Red Sox fans fill Fenway Park in Boston to see the living legend David Ortiz play. Known as "Big Papi," the designated hitter Ortiz has astonished baseball fans with huge hits and a big smile. In this fact-filled biography, readers discover that Ortiz learned about baseball from his father in the Dominican Republic. They follow Ortiz's path from high school to his first professional contract with the Seattle Mariners, his trade to the Minnesota Twins, and then his outstanding hitting and World Series triumphs with the Red Sox. A timeline and list of other living legends of baseball are included.
Series: Living Legends of Sports
Interest Level: Grades 5-8
Guided Reading Level: Y
Lexile Level: 1080
ISBN: 9781680480993 (Print) 9781680481037 (E-book)