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Latinobaseball.com, the premier website on the history of Latino ballplayers in the Major League paid tribute to David “Big Papi” Ortiz with the “2016 Player of the Year Award” during the pre-game festivities prior to the Red Sox vs. Detroit Tigers game.
“It was truly an honor to present the greatest clutch player of his era the Latinobaseball.com “2016 Player of the Year Award” for his amazing accomplishments on and off the field and his humility and commitment to his fellow man” stated Ralph Paniagua, Publisher of Latinobaseball.com.
“Big Papi” Ortíz has made all Dominicans proud with his amazing success and with his gentlemanly manner. It’s a proud day for all of us that we are celebrating this man at Fenway Park where he has brought so much joy to the Red Sox fans and to Dominicans and Latinos around the world, added Paniagua.
Latinobaseball.com has presented the “Player of the Year Award to Latino Players” throughout Major League Baseball for over 20 years.
“What a great moment for the Dominican Republic and what a great ambassador Big Papi has become for our nation. Today, we were able to show that Dominican Republic really has it all”, added Consul Almonte.
“Big Papi Ortiz continues the great legacy of Latino baseball players since their arrival in MLB in the early 1900s.
Fans can visit our site to become more familiar with those legendary players that came before Mr. Ortíz.” said Beto Villa, Editor of Latinobaseball.com
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