David Ortiz is one of today’s hottest baseball stars. This powerful hitter led his team, the Boston Red Sox, to their first World Series in more than 85 years. However, Ortiz was not always a star. He was let go from several teams before coming to Boston, and he even considered quitting the major leagues forever. Ortiz also faced personal tragedy in his journey to success. However, he never gave up and always worked hard to do his best. In this biography, you’ll discover how persistence and determination have paid off for the slugger known as Big Papi.