SEATTLE, Feb. 2, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Tommy Bahama and Major League Baseball honor one of baseball's most celebrated players with the release of the 2016 "Collector's Edition" Series shirt featuring David Ortiz. The shirt pays tribute to the three-time World Series Champion and nine-time All-Star ahead of the final season of his career.
"We are so excited to be able to develop a special 'Collector's Edition' shirt honoring David Ortiz's amazing career," said Doug Wood, CEO of Tommy Bahama. "It's projects like this one that have made our long-standing partnership with Major League Baseball so rewarding."
Tommy Bahama will also host a special event with "Big Papi" during Spring Training at the Tommy Bahama Restaurant, Bar & Store in Naples, FL. Additional events are being planned for the 2016 baseball season.
"I'm excited to announce the partnership with my guys at Tommy Bahama," said David Ortiz. "The event and these unique shirts are a great way to kick off my final season in the Major Leagues."
The Tommy Bahama MLB "Collector's Edition" Series shirts are premium, collectible apparel for the true baseball fan. Each "Collector's Edition" shirt features classic baseball images incorporated into custom designed artwork that includes the player's name, team logo, key stats and landmarks of his home team. Only a limited number of shirts are produced and each one is numbered.
The 2016 David Ortiz "Collector's Edition" Series shirt showcases a classic image of Ortiz hitting a home run out of Fenway Park. The Red Sox logo, Ortiz's signature, the number 34 and his silhouette are all embroidered on the finely detailed 100% silk print shirt. The back of the shirt features Big Papi's career highlights and awards against the backdrop of Fenway Park's iconic Green Monster. A woven label inside the collar shows the classic pose he strikes after each home run he hits. The shirt comes in a custom designed garment bag to be treasured as a fine collectible.
The Tommy Bahama MLB 2016 "Collector's Edition" Series shirt featuring David Ortiz retails for $250 and only a limited number of shirts will be produced. The shirt will be available in mid-March exclusively at tommybahama.com and select Tommy Bahama stores.
About Tommy Bahama
Tommy Bahama is part of Tommy Bahama Group, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Oxford Industries, Inc. Established in August 1992, with corporate headquarters in Seattle, Tommy Bahama is an island-inspired lifestyle brand that defines relaxed, sophisticated style in men's and women's sportswear, swimwear, accessories, footwear and a complete home furnishings collection. The company owns and operates over 160 Tommy Bahama retail locations worldwide, 16 of which offer a Tommy Bahama Restaurant & Bar. The Tommy Bahama collection is available on TommyBahama.com and at the finest U.S. retailers, including Nordstrom and other specialty retailers. Additional stores will be opening this year. For more information, please visit www.tommybahama.com.
About Major League Baseball
Major League Baseball (MLB) is the most historic professional sports league in the United States and consists of 30 member clubs in the U.S. and Canada, representing the highest level of professional baseball. Major League Baseball is the best-attended sport in North America, and since 2004, MLB has enjoyed its best-attended seasons in the history of the game, with each regular season eclipsing the 73 million mark. Now led by Commissioner Robert D. Manfred, Jr., MLB currently features record levels of labor peace, competitive balance and industry revenues, as well as the most comprehensive drug-testing program in American professional sports. MLB remains committed to making an impact in the communities of the U.S., Canada and throughout the world, perpetuating the sport's larger role in society and permeating every facet of baseball's business, marketing and community relations endeavors. With the continued success of MLB Advanced Media and MLB Network, MLB continues to find innovative ways for its fans to enjoy America's National Pastime and a truly global game. For more information on Major League Baseball, visit www.MLB.com.
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