Here’s the best way to celebrate David Ortiz’s illustrious baseball career! Luxury sportswear company Tommy Bahama has come up with a perfect way to immortalize the Boston Red Sox slugger, with the unveiling of a collector’s edition silk shirt. The shirt comes complete with an image of Ortiz’s iconic batting stance, with Fenway’s Green Monster. “David fits into what we’re trying to do. He’s bigger than life,” said Tommy Bahama’s chief executive officer, Doug Wood, to The Boston Globe, continuing, “I’m a big baseball fan and when we heard David was retiring it made sense he should be on a special edition. We wanted a piece of that.”
To ensure that the shirt stays exclusive, Tommy Bahama will produce only 550 to 650 of these. Each of the shirts will be individually numbered, making them a unique collector’s piece. The shirts will debut on the 21st of March, at an autograph event with Ortiz. The event will take place at a Tommy Bahama store and restaurant in Naples, Florida. 20% of the proceeds from the sale of these shirts will go to the David Ortiz Children’s Fund. These limited edition shirts will come with a price tag of $250 a piece.