Every professional athlete dreams of being the best, but before they made it big, they were just kids from somewhere.
- Diana Taurasi Coming September 2, 2015
- Earl Thomas Coming September 9, 2015
- David Villa Coming September 16, 2015
- David Ortiz Coming September 23, 2015
“Hola, David. Bienvenido a Nueva York”. Eso es todo lo que pude entender. El señor con un traje elegante extendió la mano. La apreté y sonreí. Luego me dijo otra cosa, y me puse nervioso. ¿Me había preguntado algo?
Muchas personas no conocerían el nombre “David Ortiz” si no fuera por mi amigo Pedro Martinez.
Every professional athlete dreams of being the best, but before they made it big, they were just kids from somewhere. These are their stories.
Before he became a member of the 500-home run club and a three-time World Series champion, David Ortiz was just a kid from Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. This is his story.
A lot of people would not know the name "David Ortiz" if it wasn’t for my homie Pedro Martinez. I'm a World Series champion because of Pedro.
I'm rounding the bases and it's like everything's popping off. Missiles, rockets, fireworks, whatever. It was a party. That hit got me a lot of Wheaties, man. That hit put me on the map.
The Players’ Tribune caught up with three-time World Series champion and Boston legend David Ortiz as he closed in on his 500th home run.
When I think of my childhood in the small town of Tuilla, Spain, three things come to mind: football, coal mines and apples.
Before he became Spain’s top all-time goalscorer, a World Cup champion and the face of New York City FC, David Villa was just a kid from the small Spanish village of Tuilla. This is his story.
David Villa has won a World Cup, a European championship, a Champions League title and three La Liga titles. The Players’ Tribune caught up with him in his new home of New York City.
Earl Thomas may have garnered national acclaim in the Pacific Northwest while playing safety for the Seattle Seahawks, but that doesn't mean he's forgotten his roots in Orange, Texas.
If you happen to be driving through Orange, Texas, it might not seem like much at first glance. To most, it might just seem like any other small town in Texas, but to me, it’s everything.