Boston celebrated David Ortiz’s two decades of spring training in Fort Myers with a pregame ceremony before his final home exhibition game on Monday.
Ortiz announced on his 40th birthday in November that this will be his final season. He trained in Fort Myers with the Minnesota Twins and then since 1993 with the Red Sox.
JetBlue Park in Fort Myers, Florida was decorated in honor of the Red Sox’s slugger.
Big Papi had a street at the complex named after him and also took home a seat from each of the ballparks in town.
Ortiz got to ride off into the sunset after the game on a custom made golf cart driven by Red Sox legends Luis Tiant and Jim Rice.
Ortiz and the Sox have four games remaining in Florida this spring before heading to Montreal for a pair of exhibition games against the Blue Jays.
From there, it’s on to Cleveland, where the Red Sox open the regular season.
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