A fully illustrated tribute to the legendary career …
Ten-time All-Star. Three-time World Series champion. Holder of the Red Sox single-season record for home runs. As David Ortiz’s legendary comes to an end, this stunning tribute volume captures the highlights of a Red Sox and baseball legend.

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An extraordinary tribute to a Red Sox legend…

“You know David Ortiz now. You know Big Papi. But when I came to this country, I was David Arias. I was a simple guy who was trying to have fun and make his dream come true.”

He is the greatest designated hitter ever, the record-setting big personality and ebullient leader who ended the 86-year-old “Curse of the Bambino” and gave the Boston Red Sox not one but three World Series titles.

And when David 'Big Papi' Ortiz retires at the conclusion of the 2016 season, he will leave baseball as one of the defining players of his era and among the greatest in Red Sox and MLB history.

To commemorate the final season of this legend, Easton Press presents the gorgeous illustrated retrospective -- 'Big Papi': David Ortiz, an exclusive leather-bound Collector Edition.

Celebrate the magic of 'Big Papi.'

A grand scrapbook-style volume, 'Big Papi': David Ortiz chronicles in thrilling prose and photos the beloved slugger's career from his youth in the Dominican Republic and five years as a journeyman player with the Minnesota Twins to 2016 and the triumphant start of what may be the finest final season of any MLB player ever.

And, of course, these pages focus on 'Big Papi's' astonishing fourteen seasons with the Red Sox, the team which almost overnight transformed a then underachieving Ortiz into one of baseball's most canny and effective hitters – and which Ortiz in turn transformed from a famously dysfunctional squad of gifted misfits into a triple World Series winning dynasty.

Bursting with revealing personal anecdotes and rarely seen photographs and artifacts, 'Big Papi': David Ortiz revisits such landmark events as Boston's unprecedented comeback from a 0-3 deficit to take the 2004 AL pennant from their arch-rivals, the New York Yankees, and, in the aftermath of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings, Ortiz's leadership in his team's crusade to win the World Series for their city and fans.

David Ortiz remembered in an enduring Collector Edition.

Easton Press has created for this inspiring tribute to David Ortiz a Collector Edition of superlative beauty, design, and craftsmanship worthy of the legendary ball player.

The binding is premium leather, hand-selected and cut from the finest whole hides for this edition. The spine is reinforced by raised “hubs” -- a feature long regarded as the hallmark of fine bookmaking – and is accented with true 22k gold.

The magnificently reproduced photographs are printed on beautiful and durable acid-neutral paper that will not turn brittle with age. And the pages are Smyth-sewn into the binding – not merely glued as in ordinary books.

Featuring luminous gilded page ends, moiré endsheets, heavy duty binding boards, and a satin page marker, every detail of this volume shows it is the work of American craftsman dedicated to excellence.

The Collector Edition 'Big Papi': David Ortiz will make a stirring one-of-a-kind gift for any fan of the Red Sox, major league baseball, or David Ortiz, the exemplary ball player and champion as renowned for his big heart and beaming smile as for his clutch-hitting and monstrous home runs.

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