SPRINGFIELD, MA – Former Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz will be making an appearance at the Springfield Thunderbirds game on Saturday, November 11 when the Laval Rocket comes to town for the first time in franchise history.
The 2013 Boston Red Sox World Series Championship Trophy be apart of David Ortiz night at the game. It was a tough beginning of the year for the city of Boston as they faced one of the darkest days with the Boston Marathon Bombing. The Red Sox and the city rallied as they went on to win the World Series that year. It would be the team’s third World Series Championship in 10 years. Ortiz went 11 for 16 in the 2013 World Series where he hit two home runs and had six runs batted in. The Red Sox would win the other two World Series championships in 2004 and 2007.
“David Ortiz was at the center of one of the most remarkable championships in sports history,” said Thunderbirds Managing Partner Paul Picknelly in a news release.
“We are thrilled to give our fans a unique chance to touch a piece of this history and we are thankful to MGM Springfield for creating this opportunity.”
Fans will have the opportunity to have their picture taken with a piece of history. There will be a special pregame ceremony and Ortiz will also be apart of the first intermission events. The Thunderbirds will also wear specialty Red Sox jerseys as they will be unveiled next week.
This historic night will take place next Saturday night, November 11 with the drop of the puck at 7:05 p.m. They will welcome the Hartford Wolf Pack back to the MassMutual Center this evening as the game will begin at 7:05 p.m.