To celebrate baseball icon David Ortiz’s final season, ’47 have released a new collection of clothing, as well an a video interview.
On their blog, ’47 wrote:
“When Boston Red Sox icon David Ortiz celebrated his 40th birthday at the end of 2015, he also announced he’d be “calling it” after the 2016 season. Though every professional athlete can, and usually does leave a legacy on some scale, in some way –– there has always been a lasting, special place for David “Big Papi” Ortiz in the hearts of Red Sox and baseball fans alike. His status as baseball player evolved –– he became a boisterous voice, often including family, pride, and determination in his message.
As a company with deep roots on Yawkey Way, we love to witness first-hand the infectious spirit an athlete can spread to the fans, team, and community. With Boston as our shared home, it’s easy to reflect on his legacy here during his last year on the field, but we also wanted to experience his impact outside of the city, and more importantly, his outlook on decades of achievement. ’47 sat down with the Red Sox icon and travelled to visit Santo Domingo –– capital of the Dominican Republic, the original home of David Ortiz and the place where his journey started.
Beyond the stats, something that makes Big Papi so lovable is the impression that he is always playing for more than himself. Reflecting on his own story, the star encourages a new generation to appreciate the human side of the game as much as he does. As his farewell tour continues, ’47 thanks Big Papi for being a symbol of community, pride, and passion in Boston, our home.”
If you’re interested in picking up some David Ortiz x ’47 gear, you can purchase a tee, hoodie and two caps direct from the ’47 website.