#Shortstops: Shirt off the Winner's Back
Hall of Fame Class of 2022 electee David Ortiz was a large part of the Red Sox’s championship. After securing the title, Ortiz donated his World Series jersey to the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum.
Ortiz entered the big leagues at 21 years old in 1997. After navigating his way through the industry, he joined the Red Sox in 2003. In just one season, Ortiz would become a central character in the 2004 success story.
Red Sox Membership Card
The jersey preserved by the Museum is a white shirt with six clear buttons down the front placket and red piping around the neckline and down either side of the front placket.
The front chest has "Red Sox" in red and navy-blue lettering. The back of the jersey has "34" in red and navy blue numbering along with a small MLB logo at the top back of the neck. The right sleeve has the 2004 World Series patch.
Larkin Richards was the 2022 social media intern in the Hall of Fame’s Frank and Peggy Steele Internship Program for Youth Leadership Development