Big Night for Big Papi: Red Sox Honor Hall of Famer Ortiz
David Ortiz returned to Fenway Park for the first time as a newly minted Hall of Famer.
By JIMMY GOLEN, AP Sports Writer BOSTON (AP)
With three giant World Series banners laid across the outfield grass, three championship
on a table and his Hall of Fame plaque hanging behind him, David Ortiz basked in the welcome
of the Fenway fans on Tuesday, two days after he was inducted in Cooperstown.
Thanking those who helped him throughout his career — many of them seated in folding
chairs along the first- and third-base lines — Ortiz took the field to chants of “Papi
and told the crowd before the slumping Red Sox played the Cleveland Guardians
“The good luck charm just arrived.” Ortiz took his spot near the pitcher's