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Boston renaming street after retired Red Sox player Ortiz

Former Red Sox star David Ortiz is getting a street named in his honor in Boston, joining the bridge already named after him in the city. Ortiz's new street is currently known as Yawkey Way Extension near Fenway. 

David Ortiz stands with Governor of Massachusetts Charlie Baker, right, Mayor of Boston Marty Walsh, second from left, and Speaker of the Massachusetts House Robert A. DeLeo, left.

BOSTON (AP) — Former Red Sox star David Ortiz is getting a street named in his honor in Boston, joining the bridge already named after him in the city.

Mayor Marty Walsh, Red Sox brass, Boston public school students as well as the man known as Big Papi are scheduled to attend Thursday's ceremony.

The mayor's office says a street near Fenway Park currently known as Yawkey Way Extension will be renamed David Ortiz Drive.

Ortiz retired last season after a 20-year major league career, including 14 years in Boston. The designated hitter helped the Red Sox win three World Series championships, including their first in 86 years in 2004.

The Red Sox are scheduled to retire Ortiz's No. 34 on Friday night.