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For the past two seasons, David Ortiz has racked up more WPA than any other player in baseball by adding an incredible 17 wins to his team.
David Ortiz is no where to be seen on this list with his biggest hit worth.197 which came on April 25th in the 7th inning of a tie game.
David Bush - I'm a big David Bush fan and it could just be me visiting his page ever so frequently that pushed him up to #7 of the list.
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  David Ortiz - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Ortiz ultimately finished second in the voting because as a designated hitter, he played very few games defensively and thus many sportswriters argued that Ortiz did not contribute as much as Rodriguez, who played the majority of his games at third base for the New York Yankees.
Ortiz reportedly said that his stress was over the first three losses in an eventual sweep by the New York Yankees in a five-game set.
Ortiz was reportedly driven to the hospital by a team assistant.
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 Shifty Ortiz was able to pick his spots - The Boston Globe
David Ortiz was in fine form after hitting a two-run homer off the Yankees’; Mike Mussina in the first inning en route to a 4 for 4 evening at the plate.
For Ortiz, who finished with a career-best four hits for the eighth time of his career (his last four-hit effort came last September against Tampa Bay), he was just thankful that he saw Mussina's ninth pitch.
Ortiz, who entered the game hitting.256, snapped that drought with his first-inning clout, his 12th of the season, and followed up with three singles, beating the Yankees' shift each time.
www.boston.com /sports/baseball/redsox/articles/2006/05/11/shifty_ortiz_was_able_to_pick_his_spots   (756 words)

 JockBio: David Ortiz Biography
David Americo Ortiz Arias was born on November 18, 1975 in Santo Domingo, capital city of the Dominican Republic.
David was angered by the demotion, feeling he had nothing left to prove after his solid 1998 campaign.
David was quiet at the plate with a.231 batting average.
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 Boston.com / Sports / Baseball / Red Sox / Ortiz agrees to extension
Even before Red Sox first baseman/designated hitter David Ortiz stepped to the podium at the.406 Club yesterday, there was a slap on the back and a "very good" from general manager Theo Epstein, who announced that Ortiz had been signed to a two-year contract extension with a club option for 2007.
Ortiz, who was 1 for 4 with an RBI in last night's opener of a three-game series against the Blue Jays, leads the American League in doubles (16) and extra-base hits (26) and is batting.261.
Ortiz started out slowly with the Red Sox last season, but after getting a shot as a starter last May 30, he has responded with a.282 average, 44 doubles, 39 home runs, 113 RBIs, and a.606 slugging percentage in 138 games.
www.boston.com /sports/baseball/redsox/articles/2004/05/22/ortiz_agrees_to_extension   (699 words)

 David Ortiz : USAToday.com - David Ortiz Biography from USAToday.com
ET David Ortiz hit his major league-leading 47th homer when he took Mariners starter Cha-Seung Baek deep for a solo blast in the sixth inning today.
David Ortiz said Friday that his hospital stay last week with an irregular heartbeat was because he was "stressing out and dehydrated."
David Ortiz went 2-for-3 with a homer and a walk to lead the Red Sox to a 2-1 victory over the Angels on Thursday night.
fantasybaseball.usatoday.com /content/player.asp?sport=MLB&id=2494   (475 words)

 KFFL - David Ortiz, DH, Boston Red Sox
The Boston Globe's Gordon Edes is reporting Boston Red Sox 1B David Ortiz (irregular heartbeat) was being sent home to Boston because of a recurrence of an irregular heartbeat that forced him to spend the night in Massachusetts General Hospital during the recent New York Yankees series.
Updating previous reports, Boston Red Sox DH David Ortiz said his hospitalization for dehydration and an irregular heartbeat last week was caused by stress and nearly one week of sleeplessness, according to the Associated Press.
Ortiz said he began experiencing a rapid heartbeat Friday, Aug 18, after the Red Sox were swept by the New York Yankees in a day-night double-header.
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 David Ortiz - SoSH
David Américo Ortiz Arias was born on November 18, 1975 in Santo Domingo, Dominician Republic.
David Ortiz is one of the most productive hitters in baseball and perhaps the focal point of the Red Sox offense.
Ortiz continued his mastery of all pitchers in the 2004 postseason, in which he hit three game winners, one against the Angels and two on the same day against the Yankees.
www.sonsofsamhorn.net /wiki/index.php/David_Ortiz   (1824 words)

 The David Ortiz Factor
In 2002 when David Ortiz was released by the Minnesota Twins there were voices in the Yankees’; organization that thought that he would be a great addition.
However the vision of David Ortiz in pinstripes did not prevail, primarily because the Yankees had already signed the great Jason Giambi and because Ortiz was not the same kind of proven commodity.
The Red Sox and their fans, and particularly David Ortiz, are hoping for that Ortiz leads the Sox to the promised land once again.
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 David Ortiz Biography | Boston Red Sox | History | Homeruns | Life Of | Bio | Pictures | Photos | Pics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
David Ortiz was born in the Dominican Republic, a country that has produced many other baseball stars including Vladimir Guerrero, Miguel Tejada and Albert Pujols.
David began playing baseball when he was a kid and developed into a natural slugger.
David Ortiz was also a star on his high school basketball team in Santo Domingo.
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 The Pawtucket Times - Ortiz jump-starts Red Sox' romp over Rays   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
Ortiz jump-started the blowout with a two-run homer on the very first pitch he saw and added a mammoth two-run blast in his next at-bat.
Ortiz was one of four Sox players to notch four hits, just the sixth time in baseball history a team has accomplished that feat and the first time Boston has done it since 1950.
Schilling (and Ortiz, for that matter) was nowhere to be found in the clubhouse afterwards, but the 38-year-old righthander had said he found something during a bullpen session Saturday and, apparently, kept it going last night.
www.zwire.com /site/news.cfm?newsid=15247440&BRD=1713&PAG=461&dept_id=24490&rfi=6   (678 words)

 USATODAY.com - MVP: Most Valuable Papi   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
David Ortiz is 20-for-46 (.435) in every walk-off situation of his career, with eight home runs and 26 RBI, including 15 game-winners, according to the Elias Sports Bureau.
Ortiz and his wife spend their summers in the Boston area, and he says she can accept his change of allegiance.
Ortiz got a chance in June 2003 after Giambi was hurt and Shea Hillenbrand was traded to the Arizona Diamondbacks.
www.usatoday.com /sports/baseball/al/redsox/2006-08-17-david-ortiz-cover_x.htm?csp=34   (1817 words)

 The Pawtucket Times - Ortiz's 12th-inning blast propels Sox to victory
Ortiz's two-run, walk-off home run in the bottom of the 12th inning on Sunday gave the Red Sox a dramatic, 6-4 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays before another packed house at Fenway Park.
Ortiz, who had just missed ending the game in the last of the ninth on a deep drive to centerfield that was corralled by Vernon Wells, didn't miss on his next chance.
It was Ortiz's team-leading third homer of the young season and second in as many games, continuing the red-hot pace he set for himself in spring training, when he torched Grapefruit League pitching to the tune of seven round-trippers.
www.zwire.com /site/news.cfm?newsid=11290639&BRD=1713&PAG=461&dept_id=24490&rfi=6   (994 words)

 How Not To Use Statistics: Why David Ortiz Shouldn't Be MVP from The Hardball Times
For example, if Ortiz were to have his kneecaps broken in an unfortunate accident, the Red Sox would likely move Manny Ramirez to DH and either play Gabe Kapler in left or move Kevin Millar out there, giving more playing time to John Olerud and Robert Petagine.
Ortiz has, in fact, been one of the most clutch players in baseball this season, posting a 1.051 OPS with runners in scoring position and a 1.161 OPS in close and late situations.
David Ortiz shouldn’t win the MVP this season, not because he’s a DH, but because he’s not the most valuable player in the league.
www.hardballtimes.com /main/printarticle/how-not-to-use-statistics-why-david-ortiz-shouldnt-be-mvp   (1690 words)

 United States Sports Academy: David Ortiz
Boston slugger David Ortiz's postseason performances were pivotal in helping the Red Sox complete the greatest comeback in Major League Baseball history.
Ortiz hit the game-winning home run in the 12th inning of Game 5 of the American League Championship Series to beat the Yankees 6-4.
Ortiz ended the postseason with a.400 batting average, 19 RBIs and 42 total bases, as well as an impressive on-base percentage of.515.
www.ussa.edu /aoy/2004/david_ortiz.asp   (217 words)

 Major League Baseball : News : Major League Baseball News
Ortiz had signed a two-year contract extension through 2006 with an option for the 2007 season on May 21, 2004.
In 2004 and 2005, Ortiz was named to his first two All-Star teams, was recognized with his first career Silver Slugger Awards, and was voted team MVP in both campaigns by the Boston chapter of the Baseball Writers Association of America.
Ortiz batted.300 with a career-best 47 home runs, 148 RBIs, 119 runs, 102 walks, a.604 slugging percentage and a.397 on-base percentage in 159 games for the Red Sox in 2005.
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 ORTIZ SUCCESS SHIFTS DOWN By MICHAEL MORRISSEY - New York Post Online Edition: Sports   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
Ortiz, who is now 4-for-25 on Boston's road trip (albeit with three homers), is batting.257.
Before the game, Ortiz said he used to get angry about the shift, but he knows the solution is to pull the ball right over it - and into the seats.
Ortiz entered the game 5-for-9 against the Yankee righty, and he struck out in the first and flied out to left in the sixth.
www.nypost.com /sports/yankees/67132.htm   (459 words)

   David Ortiz - 2004 World Champions - A Haven for the Diehard Sox Fan  
Then after an unearned run in the top of the ninth tied the score, he was at it again, knocking in the winning run with a single in the bottom of the ninth.
David led off the inning with a homer to pull to within 4-3, and his teammates went on to tie the game and take it to the fourteenth inning.
The home uniform David Ortiz wore throughout the 2004 postseason is on display at the National Baseball Hall of Fame.
www.redsoxdiehard.com /worldseries/players/ortiz.html   (989 words)

 ESPN.com: MLB - Ortiz finalizes $1.25 million deal with Red Sox
BOSTON -- David Ortiz's $1.25 million, one-year contract with the Red Sox was finalized on Wednesday, giving Boston a veteran left-handed hitter who will compete with Jeremy Giambi for a lineup spot.
Ortiz, who hit.272 for Minnesota last season while recovering from injuries, said he was looking forward to getting off the artificial turf at Minnesota and playing on Fenway Park's natural surface.
Ortiz is a career.266 hitter over six seasons in Minnesota, his career hampered by injuries.
espn.go.com /mlb/news/2003/0122/1497100.html   (361 words)

 David Ortiz Baseball Stats by Baseball Almanac
David Ortiz was born on Tuesday, November 18, 1975, in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.
Ortiz was 21 years old when he broke into the big leagues on September 2, 1997, with the Minnesota Twins.
His biographical data, year-by-year hitting stats, fielding stats, pitching stats (where applicable), career totals, uniform numbers, salary data and miscellaneous items-of-interest are presented by Baseball Almanac on this comprehensive David Ortiz baseball stats page.
www.baseball-almanac.com /players/player.php?p=ortizda01   (347 words)

 ESPN Search: ortiz
David Ortiz said stress and nearly a week of sleeplessness caused dehydration and eventually the irregular heartbeat that landed him in a Boston hospital last weekend.
David Ortiz confirmed to the Boston Herald on Thursday that he was hospitalized the previous weekend for an irregular heartbeat.
Boston Red Sox's David Ortiz hits a solo home run on a pitch from Seattle Mariners' Cha Seung Baek ending his no-hit game during the sixth inning of their baseball game in Seattle Sunday, Aug. 27,...
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 David Ortiz News
David Ortiz and Wily Mo Pena hit two-run homers and the Boston Red Sox snapped a season-worst six-game losing streak with a 5-4 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Wednesday night.
Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz was held overnight at Massachusetts General Hospital last weekend to monitor an irregular heartbeat, but the matter ultimately proved nothing more than a scare for the...
Boston's David Ortiz, who got his 46th homer last night against the L-A Angels, tells the Boston Herald he spent last Saturday night having an irregular heartbeat monitored at Massachusetts General Hospital.
www.topix.net /baseball-players/david-ortiz   (702 words)

 USATODAY.com - As a DH, Boston's Ortiz is an MVP   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
Boston's David Ortiz has had an MVP season despite the fact he's been a designated hitter almost exclusively.
As this year's race for playoff berths and postseason awards enters its final two weeks, the leading candidates for AL MVP appear to be Ortiz, the New York Yankees' Alex Rodriguez and the Los Angeles Angels' Vladimir Guerrero, who won the award in 2004.
Ortiz has started just 10 games in the field, all at first base, this season.
www.usatoday.com /sports/baseball/columnist/bodley/2005-09-15-bodley-ortiz-mvp_x.htm   (885 words)

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