Teary-eyed David Ortiz salutes crowd at Fenway Park following final game

David Ortiz saluted fans at Fenway Park following the conclusion of his final career game.

After the Red Sox fell on Monday, 4–3, and were swept in the ALDS at the hands of the Indians, Ortiz walked around the field and lifted his cap toward the fans.

The slugger drove in one of Boston’s three runs on a sacrifice fly earlier in the game. He finished his final postseason series 1 for 9 with a double, two walks and an RBI.

Ortiz was lifted from the game in the eighth inning after walking to represent the tying run, to a “PA-PI!” chant. 

The Red Sox honored Ortiz with a ceremony before his final regular season game just over a week ago. Teammates from each of Ortiz’s three World Series championship teams were present, including Manny Ramirez and Pedro Martinez, as was the president of the Dominican Republic, Danilo Medina. 

The Red Sox announced before that game that Ortiz’s number will be retired next season. 

– Kenny Ducey

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