Big man, little man: Six-year-old Maverick Schutte of Cheyenne, Wyo., who has undergone more than 30 surgical procedures because of a congenital heart defect, celebrates with Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz after throwing out the ceremonial first pitch prior to a baseball game against the Oakland Athletics at Fenway Park in Boston, May 11. Ortiz fulfilled a promise to hit a home run just for Schutte in a recent game against the New York Yankees.
Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz, who has been on the disabled list, is shown on the field before an Opening Day baseball game at Yankee Stadium in New York, Monday, April 1, 2013. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
David Américo Ortiz Arias "Big Papi" (11-18-75). American professional baseball player with the Boston Red Sox of Major League Baseball. Ortiz is a designated hitter, and also occasionally plays first base in interleague games