TBT: This once-nameless baseball player is now a huge star

Twenty-four years, three World Series championships and over 500 home runs ago, a young man by the name of David Arias was signed out of high school by the Seattle Mariners. He spent four years in the Mariners’ farm system before being traded to the Minnesota Twins in 1996 as a ‘player to be named later.’

Upon arriving in Minnesota, that player to be named later informed his new team that Arias was not his preferred last name — he would rather be listed as David Ortiz. In 2003, when he joined the Boston Red Sox, he became Big Papi.

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