“We’re going to have a lot of fun together"
Foxwoods Resort Casino is proud to add 3-time champion David Ortiz to its roster. Big Papi is joining the Foxwoods team as a Designated Ambassador in an exclusive partnership. Like Foxwoods, Papi knows a thing or two about going Big.
“I’ve had such great experiences coming to Foxwoods over the years, so this partnership is a really exciting opportunity for me to show why it’s the premier resort destination in the Northeast,” said Ortiz. “We’re going to have a lot of fun together, and I look forward to sharing the Wonder Of It All with my fans!”
Keep your eyes open – that just might be Big Papi at your blackjack table!
David signed with the Red Sox in 2003 and broke out in 2004 – hitting .301, slamming 41 home runs and driving in 139 runs. He quickly became a Boston fan-favorite, earning the nickname “Big Papi.” In the 2004 postseason, he helped orchestrate a comeback win over the rival Yankees in the AL Championship Series, hitting an iconic walk-off home run in Game 4 and a game-winning single in Game 5. To date, the 2004 Red Sox is the only baseball team to ever win a playoff series after being down 3 games to none. The season was capped off with a World Series Championship, ending an 86 year drought.
David became known as one of the game’s most feared hitters, earning 10 All Star Game nods, 7 AL Silver Slugger Awards, and the 2016 AL Hank Aaron Award. As a DH, he holds the all-time MLB record for hits, RBIs, games, plate appearances, at-bats, runs, doubles, total bases, extra-base hits and walks. He led the Red Sox to two more World Series championships in 2007 and 2013, when he also won the World Series MVP. As one of only 27 players in baseball history to hit 500 career home runs, his legendary status is indisputable.
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