David Ortiz: Newest American Citizen

Mike DiMauro@miked31784Senior Writer IJune 11, 2008

BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS: A member of the Boston Red Sox became an American citizen today at the John F. Kennedy Library in Boston. With his wife, son, father and 226 other American hopefuls by his side, David Ortiz became an official American citizen today.

Born David Américo Ortiz Arias on November 18, 1975 in the Dominican Republic, Ortiz started his career with the Minnestoa Twins in 1997. He joined the Red Sox in 2003 where he helped the Red Sox win the 2004 and 2007 World Series.

Ortiz has not played baseball since he broke his left arm earlier this month. His fans were there when he got his American citizenship. Some of them took his picture and some of them got to shake his right hand.

Not only did David Ortiz became an American citizen today, but so did the other 226 people there were there. One of the people that also became an American citizen was a blind guy from Nigeria.

Hey Red Sox Fans! The next time you see the player wearing the #34 jersey, he is no longer a foreign citizen. He is now an American citizen!