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'Big Papi' gives Fenway Park one last good-bye
The 40 year-old beloved slugger David Ortiz strolled out to the mound to cheers and tipped his cap in all directions as the crowd of 39,530 – the largest at Fenway since at least World War II – chanted “Thank you, Pa-pi!” for more than 10 minutes after the last out.
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BOSTON, MA - OCTOBER 10: David Ortiz #34 of the Boston Red Sox waits for his at-bat in the eighth inning against the Cleveland Indians during game three of the American League Divison Series at Fenway Park on October 10, 2016 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)
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Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz encourages the crowd beside manager John Farrell in the dugout during the eighth inning in Game 3 of baseball's American League Division Series against the Cleveland Indians, Monday, Oct. 10, 2016, in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
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Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz heads to the field for batting practice before Game 3 of baseball's American League Division Series against the Cleveland Indians, Monday, Oct. 10, 2016, in Boston. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
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Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz returns to the dugout after grounding out during the fourth inning in Game 3 of baseball's American League Division Series against the Cleveland Indians, Monday, Oct. 10, 2016, in Boston. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
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David Ortiz de los Medias Rojas de Boston arenga al público en el octavo inning del tercer juego de la serie divisional de la Liga Americana ante los Indios de Cleveland, el lunes 10 de octubre de 2016. (AP Foto/Elise Amendola)
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Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz walks on the field before Game 3 of baseball's American League Division Series against the Cleveland Indians, Monday, Oct. 10, 2016, in Boston. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
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Boston Red Sox's David Ortiz waves from the mound at Fenway Park after Game 3 of baseball's American League Division Series against the Cleveland Indians, Monday, Oct. 10, 2016, in Boston. The Indians won 4-3 to sweep the Red Sox in the series. Ortiz said he will retire at the end of the season. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
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Boston Red Sox's David Ortiz waves from the field at Fenway Park after Game 3 of baseball's American League Division Series against the Cleveland Indians, Monday, Oct. 10, 2016, in Boston. The Indians won 4-3 to sweep the Red Sox in the series. Ortiz said he will retire at the end of the season. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
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BOSTON, MA - OCTOBER 10: David Ortiz #34 of the Boston Red Sox reacts in the dugout in the eighth inning against the Cleveland Indians during game three of the American League Divison Series at Fenway Park on October 10, 2016 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
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BOSTON, MA - OCTOBER 10: David Ortiz #34 of the Boston Red Sox stands for the national anthem prior to game three of the American League Divison Series against the Cleveland Indians at Fenway Park on October 10, 2016 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)
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BOSTON, MA - OCTOBER 10: David Ortiz #34 of the Boston Red Sox pumps up the crowd in the eighth inning against the Cleveland Indians during game three of the American League Divison Series at Fenway Park on October 10, 2016 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
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BOSTON, MA - OCTOBER 10: David Ortiz #34 of the Boston Red Sox looks on in the fourth inning against the Cleveland Indians during game three of the American League Divison Series at Fenway Park on October 10, 2016 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)
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BOSTON, MA - OCTOBER 10: David Ortiz #34 of the Boston Red Sox reacts after being walked in the second inning against the Cleveland Indians during game three of the American League Divison Series at Fenway Park on October 10, 2016 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
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BOSTON, MA - OCTOBER 10: David Ortiz #34 of the Boston Red Sox greets manager John Farrell prior to game three of the American League Divison Series against the Cleveland Indians at Fenway Park on October 10, 2016 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
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BOSTON, MA - OCTOBER 10: Fans hold a sign for David Ortiz #34 of the Boston Red Sox (not pictured) during game three of the American League Divison Series between the Boston Red Sox and the Cleveland Indians at Fenway Park on October 10, 2016 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)
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BOSTON, MA - OCTOBER 10: David Ortiz #34 of the Boston Red Sox reacts after the second inning against the Cleveland Indians during game three of the American League Divison Series at Fenway Park on October 10, 2016 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)
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BOSTON, MA - OCTOBER 10: David Ortiz #34 of the Boston Red Sox looks on from the dugout in the eighth inning against the Cleveland Indians during game three of the American League Divison Series at Fenway Park on October 10, 2016 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
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BOSTON, MA - OCTOBER 10: David Ortiz #34 of the Boston Red Sox tips his cap after the Cleveland Indians defeated the Boston Red Sox 4-3 in game three of the American League Divison Series to advance to the American League Championship Series at Fenway Park on October 10, 2016 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)
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'Big Papi' gives Fenway Park one last good-bye

The 40 year-old beloved slugger David Ortiz strolled out to the mound to cheers and tipped his cap in all directions as the crowd of 39,530 – the largest at Fenway since at least World War II – chanted “Thank you, Pa-pi!” for more than 10 minutes after the last out.

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