David Ortiz Throws First Pitch for Red Sox Months After Shooting

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Published on September 10, 2019 - Duration: 01:37s

David Ortiz Throws First Pitch for Red Sox Months After Shooting

David Ortiz Throws First Pitch for Red Sox Months After Shooting .

Ortiz surprised fans when he threw out the ceremonial first pitch at Fenway Park.

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Boston played their final game of the season against the rival New York Yankees on Monday night.

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It was Ortiz's first public appearance since being shot in June.

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The former Red Sox star was shot in the back at a club in the Dominican Republic on June 9.

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Ortiz addressed the Boston crowd before he threw the first pitch to former Red Sox catcher Jason Varitek.

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I want to thank all of you for all the prayers.

I really appreciate it.

Thank you very much.

I want to thank my former teammates for being there for me, David Ortiz, via statement .

Also, I want to thank the Yankees, a lot of my boys over there and checked up on Big Papi.

Thank you very much, appreciate it ... God bless you all.

Go Sox.

, David Ortiz, via statement.

Police have determined that a hit man shot Ortiz by mistake.

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Ortiz underwent three surgeries where he had some of his intestines and gallbladder removed.

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