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Red Sox Will Retire Ortiz’s No. 34 In June

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The Boston Red Sox announced on Thursday that they are planning on retiring David Ortiz‘s #34 before a game on June 23 against the Los Angeles Angels.

Ortiz, who has worn the same number for the full 14 years he has played in Boston, will be the 11th number to be retired by the Red Sox.

Other Red Sox players to have their numbers retired were Bobby Doerr (1), Joe Cronin (4), Johnny Pesky (6), Carl Yastrzemski (8), Ted Williams (9), Jim Rice (14), Wade Boggs (26), Carlton Fisk (27), and Pedro Martinez (45).

In 2016, Ortiz enjoyed probably one of his best offensive seasons of his career since 2006 when he hit 54 home runs and drove in 137 runs.  This past summer, Ortiz hit .315, with a league leading 48 double, 38 home runs, 127 RBI’s and a .620 Slugging %.

 

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