David Ortiz

David Ortiz was the face of the Red Sox for years and is still one of the most beloved people in Boston. Considered one of the best clutch hitters of all time, Big Papi was one of the most recognizable players of his generation. The 10 time All Star has 13 career walk off bombs-two of which came in the postseason. Ortiz took home three World Series rings during his time with the Red Sox. He also earned seven Silver Sluggers and the Hank Aaron award twice. While his on the field stats are legendary, Big Papi has also had an impact off the field. He took home a Roberto Clemente Award in 2011 for community involvement. Ortiz also united the city of Boston following the Boston Marathon bombings with possibly the best speech ever given on a ball field. David Ortiz’s bat led him to an incredible career. Many regard it as the best ever by a DH and will be remembered for years to come.

When you make a living at the plate, you have to bring the right tools. David Ortiz was no slouch in the swag department with some of the best player issued gear from Marucci and New Balance. The left-handed slugger wore high top New Balance 4040v2 molded spikes to support the massive power he generated. As a DH, David Ortiz’s bat was by far his most important tool. He trusted Marucci and swung his own DO34 game model bat. While he did use Franklin CFX Pro batting gloves early in his career, he switched to Marucci by the end. Ortiz paired custom Marucci batting gloves with a LizardSkin and a Marucci elbow guard to do damage at the dish. His gear can be shopped below.

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