Birth Name: David Américo Ortiz Arias
Place of Birth: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Date of Birth: November 18, 1975
Ethnicity: African-Dominican Republic
David Ortiz, also known as Big Papi, is a Dominican-American professional baseball player. He was born and raised in Santo Domingo, and began playing baseball in the U.S. in the 1990s. He has become a U.S. citizen.
David is the son of Ángela Rosa Arias and Enrique (Leo) Ortiz. He is married to Tiffany, with whom he has three children.
He looks at least 75% black in terms of his heritage, but something about his face still looks Caribbean to me despite looking mostly black.
Must be the Taino blood.
I think he’s a true black Dominican. He looks straight from West African.
By him being Dominican ,wouldn’t he take offense to being called Afro anything?
It doent make much sense since nearly all Dominicans are part Afro, but he looks it more than average, or not?
I read 68% of Dominicans are at least partial Sub Saharan African descent which still means 32% don’t have any.
It’s a lot more than that. The Cibaeños or Dominicans in the eastern regions are the “whiter” Dominicans and they usually all mostly have some degree of African blood even if it’s small as 8%. Dominicans are diverse still but they kinda exaggerate how “non mixed” a lot of them are.
I meant “northwestern” for the cibao not the eastern. That was a mistake LMAO
He’s from Santo Domingo aka the Capital region and he’s nothing out of the oridinary for that region. Lots of Capitaleños are more black looking than him with much darker skin and stronger features, especially in San Pedro de Macorís and in Samana, Eastern DR they even have non mixed Dominicans with DNA from a African-Americans and West Indian immigrants. You’ll find a lot of Dominicans in this region with non Hispanic surnames like Johnson, King, Williams, Matthew, Carty, Bell and Henry.