3-time All-Star first baseman who helped lead the Boston Red Sox to World Series Championships in 2004 and 2007.
In the minor leagues he was nicknamed 'The Greek God of Walks' for his ability to get deep into the count and draw walks.
What he lacked in power, he made up in grit: getting on base through walks, bowling over catchers at home plate, and the like.
He married Julie Brady in 2012. His great-grandfather was Jewish and emigrated to Greece to avoid anti-semitism.
He played alongside David Ortiz on the Red Sox from 2004 to 2012.