David Ortiz Retires: Top Cleat Moments From the Baseball Star

With the elimination of the Boston Red Sox in the American League Division Series on Monday night (a 4-3 loss to the Cleveland Indians), beloved Sox slugger David Ortiz is hanging up his cleats. The star athlete is retired after 20 seasons in Major League Baseball.

Throughout his MLB career, which began with the Minnesota Twins, Ortiz posted a career .286 batting average and accumulated 541 home runs, 1,768 RBI and 2,472 hits. The 40-year-old was a three-time World Series champion with the Red Sox (capturing the fall classic’s MVP in 2013), a 10-time All-Star and a six-time Silver Slugger winner.

When achieving his many feats, Ortiz wore three brands on the field: New Balance, Reebok and Nike.

David Ortiz Cleat Moments
Ortiz hit his 500th career home run on Sept. 12, 2015.
CREDIT: AP Images.

Included in his top on-field moments are his 500th home run, hitting the 51 home-run mark in a single season (2006), his final All-Star Game (2016) and multiple postseason game and series-saving hits.

Click through the slideshow for some of Ortiz’s top cleat moments.

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