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Red Sox to retire ‘Big Papi’ number

Dominican slugger David Ortiz, who helped the Boston Red Sox end an 86-year title drought with three World Series triumphs, will have his jersey number retired next season, the Major League Baseball club announced Thursday.

Big Papi, BoSox swept

With his team trailing the Cleveland Indians by two runs in Game 3 of the American League Division Series, Boston’s biggest star trotted to first base after an eighth-inning walk Monday night and turned toward the Red Sox fans who had cheered him through so many memorable baseball moments for 14 seasons.

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