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Puckett was Big Papi's idol

Originally Published: March 7, 2006
By Enrique Rojas | ESPNdeportes.com

ORLANDO, Fla. -- David Ortiz remembers the first time he ever watched a major-league game on TV in full detail, when he was a little boy still living in the Dominican Republic. But more than the action itself, Ortiz mostly remembers the player who had the biggest impact on him, the reason why he decided he wanted to play baseball when he grew up.

"Kirby Puckett. That was the player who got my attention since the first day I saw him on TV," Ortiz told ESPNdeportes.com before Tuesday's game ...

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