David Ortiz will have plenty of great memorabilia for his house by the time his final season ends.
The Detroit Tigers had a ceremony for the Boston Red Sox slugger ahead of the teams’ game at Comerica Park on Friday night to commemorate his final trip there. And after a video tribute with some kind words from Tigers general manager Al Avila, designated hitter and former teammate Victor Martinez and first baseman Miguel Cabrera, Detroit gave Ortiz two framed photos from the 2005 All-Star Game at Comerica.
Ortiz played that All-Star Game under then-Red Sox manager Terry Francona, who earned that job after Boston’s 2004 World Series win. Big Papi also was joined by teammates Jason Varitek, Johnny Damon, Manny Ramirez and Matt Clement in the game, and hit an RBI single in the American League’s 7-5 win.
Thumbnail photo via Twitter/@RedSox
Thumbnail photo via Detroit Tigers vice president Al Avila, designated hitter Victor Martinez and first baseman Miguel Cabrera present Boston Red Sox DH David Ortiz with a retirement gift.