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Big Papi's career filled with clutch hits, memorable moments

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"I know I'm very emotional, but that's part of what I am", he said.

Before Saturday's game, Ortiz was joined on the field by other Boston sports stars, including Bruins legend Bobby Orr, NFL Hall of Famer Andre Tippett and the entire current Celtics' roster.

The commissioner also revealed that the Red Sox had a chance to reverse the Drew Pomeranz deal after the trade deadline had passed. Big Papi hit a fly ball into Boston's bullpen, just over the reach of right fielder Torii Hunter, who went tumbling - both feet high in the air - over the wall.

Ortiz had a chance to tie the game in the ninth, when he came up with one out and nobody on and the Red Sox trailing by one.

Despite Ortiz encountering quite the productive campaign in 2016, the veteran designated hitter seems set on calling it a career after the conclusion of this season.

Manfred revealed the information Sunday while at Fenway Park for David Ortiz's regular-season finale with the Boston Red Sox.

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As David Ortiz embarked on his final regular season game Sunday, the Red Sox rolled out the red carpet with a retirement ceremony fit for a president, or maybe even a king.

Red Sox principal Owner Tom Henry and chairman Tom Werner presented Ortiz with news of his soon-to-be-retired number.

Boston came into Game 7 of the ALCS in Yankee Stadium looking to become the first team in major league history to finish a comeback trailing 3-0.

But Ortiz's case is different, he said. His former teammates turned out in droves, with everyone from Pedro Martinez to Manny Ramirez to Curt Schilling making an appearance.

When it was finished, Ortiz took pictures and shared hugs with teammates on the field before he took the microphone for one last speech. That $500,000 was matched by the Red Sox ownership group, for a total donation of $1,000,000. The Red Sox also played the Dominican national anthem in Ortiz's honor, and Medina threw out a ceremonial first pitch. They were 14.5 games behind the Red Sox in July, and trailed by those aforementioned seven games heading into September.

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