David Ortiz demonstrated his abilities as one of the game’s all-time great power hitters for more than a decade with the Boston Red Sox. Now, the MLB legend is passing on his skills to his 15-year-old son and potentially starting the next generation of baseball greatness in his family.
The 44-year-old spent some quality time with his son in the backyard, teaching him the finer points of hitting. From how to be disciplined and ready to swing at the plate to getting his timing down with that quick, compact swing.
Ortiz delighted baseball fans for years with an incredible swing that sent baseball towering out of Fenway Park on a nightly basis. Across 14 seasons in Boston, Ortiz hit 483 home runs with a .956 OPS, .290 batting average and 1,530 RBI. While he hasn’t been heavily involved in baseball since his retirement, Ortiz is spending his free time with his family.
If his son keeps working on that swing and spending the next few years training with his father, we wouldn’t be surprised if he gets a shot to play professional baseball in the coming years.