Boston Red Sox slugger, not-so-silent leader and Boston icon David Ortiz celebrated Boston's third World Series in a decade by tipping one large bottle of champagne, collecting an MVP trophy and addressing Fenway Park for one last time.
Boston's Big Papi hit .688 (11 for 16) with two home runs, six RBI and a .760 on-base percentage against the tough St. Louis Cardinals pitching staff. Ortiz also drew eight walks and stuck out just one time.
Ortiz also became the greatest hitter in World Series history. Through three World Series Championships - 2004, 2007, 2013- Big Papi leads all players with at least 50 plate appearances with a .454 batting average.
While Ortiz simply dominated the Cards, his seminal moment - and perhaps a series changing moment- came in Game 4 in St. Louis with the Cards leading the series 2-1. Big Papi called a quick team meeting in the dugout and soon after Boston rallied to win. The Cardinals did not win another game.
A legendary player, a legendary series, a legendary leader, he's David Ortiz. Your Big Papi - World Series MVP.