David Ortiz Hopes To Retire A Champion Like These 12 Athletes


Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton ManningWhen the Boston Red Sox begin their hunt for another World Series title on Thursday, designated hitter David Ortiz will be looking to join some pretty illustrious company.

Big Papi is officially retiring after the playoffs and hopes to live out every athlete’s dream of winning a championship in their final season. But he wouldn’t be the first prominent athlete to go out on top.

Ortiz’s quest for a fourth and final World Series ring got us thinking about what other famous athletes were able to finish their careers as champions. Here’s a look back at other athletes who were able to win it all in their final season.

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