Sports September 22, 2015 | 7:53 am

Presidential praise, Boston day on Big Papi´s 500 homers

Boston.- The BostonRed Sox on Monday paid tribute to David Ortiz, in his first game at Fenway Parksince joining the exclusive club of 500 homeruns.

During the 15-minute ceremonyheld prior to the game which Tampa Bay defeated the Red Sox 6-4, three former of"Big Papi" teammates; Pedro Martinez, Tim Wakefield and Jason Varitekpoured out of a new SUV as a gift for Ortiz from current players and the RedSox organization.

"I’m not verytalkative," Ortiz said before thanking fans. "It’s an incrediblehonor to be part of the 500club. We have to keep blasting missiles."

Boston mayor MartyWalsh declared September 21, 2015 “David Ortiz Day in the city of Boston."

Dominican presidentDanilo Medina´s congratulations for Ortiz was also shown on the ballpark´s screen.

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