Papi: My Story

Papi: My Story

by David Ortiz, Michael Holley


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“Baseball fans of all loyalties will enjoy learning about [Ortiz’s] unique experiences in and out of the game.” —Library Journal

David “Big Papi” Ortiz is a baseball icon and one of the most popular figures ever to play the game. A key part of the Boston Red Sox for fifteen years, Ortiz helped to win three World Series, bringing back a storied franchise from “never wins” to “always wins.” He helped upend the doubters, the naysayers, and the nonbelievers, and, as he launched balls into the stands again and again and again, he captured the imagination of millions of fans. Ortiz made Boston and the Red Sox his home, his place of work, and his legacy. As he put it: This is our f*&#ing city.
            In Papi, his ultimate memoir, Ortiz opens up as never before. The result is a revelatory, fly-on-the-wall story of a career by a player with a lot to say at the end of his time in the game to which he gave so much and which gave so much to him.
“The rise of Ortiz from scrap-heap bench player to Hall of Famer is an unlikely and entertaining story, and engagingly told . . . The memoir lives up to its ‘no-holds-barred’ billing.” —Washington Post

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781328915849
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date: 05/01/2018
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 436,088
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

DAVID ORTIZ is a nine-time major league All-Star and a three-time World Series champion, and was named American League MVP in 2004 and World Series MVP in 2013.

MICHAEL HOLLEY is the best-selling author of Patriot Reign and Red Sox Rule.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

1 The Desert 11

2 Tom Kelly and Me 19

3 Crossroads 29

4 Work, Wait, Play 43

5 Turning Point 51

8 The New Red Sox 61

7 The October of Ortiz 73

8 Parade Route and Out 87

9 Life After the Series 95

10 In and Out Red Sox 103

11 Coasting 113

12 Another Country 125

13 Accused 137

14 Written Off 149

15 Paper Tigers 159

16 Breaks and Rebellions 173

17 This Is Our F'in City 185

18 Ups, Downs, Silver Linings 207

19 The End and a New Beginning 223

Acknowledgments 239

Appendix: Career Statistics 243

Index 247

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