David Ortiz: The Big Papi Story

Latest Episodes

The Beginning

April 16, 2018
From the tough neighborhoods of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, David Ortiz, through the persistence of his father, takes to the game...

The Rise

April 16, 2018
Ortiz goes from rock bottom, after the death of his mother and his unceremonious release by the Minnesota Twins, to a chance encounter...

The Hero

April 16, 2018
“Big Papi” becomes an "Idiot." His personality puts him at the center of the Sox's crew of hilarious misfits, and he is the key...

About The Show

David Ortiz: The Big Papi Story captures the spirit of Boston, a city with no shortage of sports icons, and celebrates the rise of a man from the Dominican Republic who willed himself to greatness — and who, in the process, changed the culture of an entire city. In addition to Ortiz’s successful playing career, the series (Executive Produced by Emmy Award winner Zak Levitt and narrated by Michael Chiklis) will examine pivotal moments in his life off the field, from his difficult assimilation into American culture, to the sudden and tragic loss of his mother, to the raw emotion he shared with Hub fans following the tragic Boston Marathon bombing in 2013.​

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Michael Chiklis
Michael Chiklis
David Ortiz
David Ortiz

More Episodes

The Beginning

April 16, 2018
From the tough neighborhoods of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, David Ortiz, through the persistence of his father, takes to the game...

The Rise

April 16, 2018
Ortiz goes from rock bottom, after the death of his mother and his unceremonious release by the Minnesota Twins, to a chance encounter...

The Hero

April 16, 2018
“Big Papi” becomes an "Idiot." His personality puts him at the center of the Sox's crew of hilarious misfits, and he is the key...

The Legend

April 16, 2018
“Big Papi” brings the Sox two more titles. But along the way, the obstacles become much bigger. He has one of the worst slumps of his...

Introduction to David Ortiz: The Big Papi Story

April 6, 2018
Coming on Patriots' Day April 16th, David Ortiz: The Big Papi Story captures the spirit of Boston, a city with no shortage of sports...