Who Is the Face of Each American League Franchise?

Boston Red Sox
David Ortiz, DH

Big Papi will be the face of the Red Sox for one more season before hanging them up at the conclusion of the 2016 season. He has been a huge part of the Red Sox history during his 13 seasons in Beantown. Ortiz has helped the Red Sox win three World Series titles, emerging as one of the most clutch postseason hitters in baseball history. He has been to nine All-Star Games and has 500 home runs.

Outside of Boston, Ortiz may not be so well liked, but that’s not what matters in the FoF determinations. He has embraced playing in Boston perhaps more than any player in team history. There are those who dislike his preening and antics, but no one who backs the BoSox has any reason to complain about what Ortiz has brought to the franchise and city during his career.

Honorable Mention: Dustin Pedroia

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