"Big Papi" To Bring 2013 Red Sox World Series Trophy to Springfield Thunderbirds David Ortiz Night Saturday, November 11

Nov 2, 2017

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Springfield, MA- The Springfield Thunderbirds today announced another exciting addition to the festivities surrounding David Ortiz Night on Saturday November 11th, namely that “Big Papi” will be bringing the Boston Red Sox 2013 World Series trophy with him to the MassMutual Center. Fans in attendance will have the opportunity to take photos free of charge throughout the evening with the trophy. 
The 2013 trophy holds a special place in Red Sox history, marking the team’s third title in the span of 10 seasons. "Big Papi" won World Series MVP honors after going an incredible 11-for-16 against the St. Louis Cardinals, hitting two home runs and driving in six runs in the six-game series. The Red Sox unforgettable championship run was the true embodiment of “Boston Strong” and gave the City and region a reason to join together and cheer in the wake of the Boston Marathon bombing.
"David Ortiz was at the center of one of the most remarkable championships in sports history," said Thunderbirds Managing Partner Paul Picknelly. "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."
David Ortiz Night has been made possible through the support of Gagliarducci Construction, USA Hauling & Recycling, Thermo Pride, and Fontaine Bros., Inc., and MGM Springfield. 
The 2013 World Series trophy is the latest addition to a lineup that already features a VIP meet-and-greet with "Big Papi", a pregame ceremony and special first intermission activities featuring the Red Sox legend. The Thunderbirds will also sport Red Sox inspired specialty jerseys, whose design will be unveiled next week. Additionally, all fans in attendance will receive an oversized 5x7 David Ortiz baseball card as a commemorative keepsake from the night.
Tickets for David Ortiz Night are going fast - if you have not yet reserved your place for Big Papi's appearance, you can do so today by clicking here or by calling (413) 739-GOAL (4625).
Springfield Thunderbirds fans are encouraged to visit www.SpringfieldThunderbirds.com to learn more about Thunderbirds Season Ticket Memberships. Packages start at just $12 per game, and Thunderbirds Full Season Ticket Members receive the most benefits, including a refillable collector’s mug and a commemorative jersey. For more information or to order now, call (413) 739-GOAL (4625) or visitwww.SpringfieldThunderbirds.com.
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