"Big Papi" David Ortiz has announced that 2016 will be his 20th and final season of his MLB career. Ortiz will officially make the announcement tomorrow on his 40th birthday.
Outside of Ted Williams and Carl Yastrzemski, Ortiz is the greatest player in Boston Red Sox franchise history. Most Red Sox fans would not have fathomed such a thing when he signed as a free agent prior to the 2003 season.
Up to that point, Ortiz had a fairly undistinguished six-year tenure with the Minnesota Twins. This after originally being drafted by the Seattle Mariners as a 16-year old when he was known as David Arias.