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Photos, Videos: A Look At Big Papi's Big-Hitting, Big-Smiling Red Sox Years

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Red Sox's David Ortiz celebrates as he rounds first base after hitting a game-winning home run in the 12th inning of Game 4 of the AL championship series against the Yankees, on Oct. 17, 2004, at Fenway Park. (Amy Sancetta/AP)
Red Sox's David Ortiz celebrates as he rounds first base after hitting a game-winning home run in the 12th inning of Game 4 of the AL championship series against the Yankees, on Oct. 17, 2004, at Fenway Park. (Amy Sancetta/AP)
Ortiz leaps into the waiting arms of his teammates as they celebrate his 12th inning game winning homer against the Yankees in 2004. The Sox completed an epic comeback, winning the series in seven games. (Amy Sancetta/AP)
Ortiz leaps into the waiting arms of his teammates as they celebrate his 12th inning game winning homer against the Yankees in 2004. The Sox completed an epic comeback, winning the series in seven games. (Amy Sancetta/AP)
Ortiz smiles and waves to cheering fans as he holds the World Series trophy during a rally in Boston on Oct. 30, 2004. (Elise Amendola/AP)
Ortiz smiles and waves to cheering fans as he holds the World Series trophy during a rally in Boston on Oct. 30, 2004. (Elise Amendola/AP)
Red Sox fans hold up letters that spell out "ORTIZ" for Big Papi as they celebrate in Boston's Copley Square on Oct. 30, 2007, during a rolling rally to celebrate the Red Sox baseball World Series victory against the Colorado Rockies. (Elise Amendola/AP)
Red Sox fans hold up letters that spell out "ORTIZ" for Big Papi as they celebrate in Boston's Copley Square on Oct. 30, 2007, during a rolling rally to celebrate the Red Sox baseball World Series victory against the Colorado Rockies. (Elise Amendola/AP)
Ortiz shakes hands with Colin Petty, owner of the Marathon Sports store, at the finish line of the Boston Marathon during a parade in celebration of the Red Sox's World Series win, on Nov. 2, 2013. (Charles Krupa/AP)
Ortiz shakes hands with Colin Petty, owner of the Marathon Sports store, at the finish line of the Boston Marathon during a parade in celebration of the Red Sox's World Series win, on Nov. 2, 2013. (Charles Krupa/AP)

And, it's hard to forget Ortiz' heartfelt drop of the f-bomb in the wake of the Boston Marathon attacks:

David Ortiz hits a sacrifice fly at a game, June 7, 2015, in Boston. (Steven Senne/AP)
David Ortiz hits a sacrifice fly at a game, June 7, 2015, in Boston. (Steven Senne/AP)
Ortiz smiles as he waits to take batting practice before a baseball game against the Tampa Bay Rays Friday, Sept. 11, 2015. (Chris O'Meara/AP)
Ortiz smiles as he waits to take batting practice before a baseball game against the Tampa Bay Rays Friday, Sept. 11, 2015. (Chris O'Meara/AP)
David Ortiz, right, hugs Jackie Bradley Jr. after Ortiz hit his 500th career home run off Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Matt Moore during a game on Sept. 12, 2015. (Chris O'Meara/AP)
David Ortiz, right, hugs Jackie Bradley Jr. after Ortiz hit his 500th career home run off Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Matt Moore during a game on Sept. 12, 2015. (Chris O'Meara/AP)

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