The Springfield Thunderbirds are excited to announce a special appearance by Boston Red Sox legend David Ortiz for the Thunderbirds game on Saturday, Nov. 11 against the Laval Rocket at the MassMutual Center.

David Ortiz Night will be an opportunity like no other for western Massachusetts to celebrate the career of a baseball legend and for fans to say ‘thank you’ for some of the most exciting moments in Red Sox history.

Ortiz, who retired last year after 19 seasons in Major League Baseball, had his #34 jersey retired earlier this year by the Red Sox. He finished his career with 3 World Series titles and 541 career home runs, the most in Red Sox history.

While November 11 will mark Ortiz’s appearance in Springfield, it will not be the only night where ‘Big Papi’ is highlighted on the promotional calendar. The Thunderbirds also announced that on Sat., Feb. 17, Ortiz’s November appearance in Springfield will be commemorated with a special edition bobblehead depicting the beloved ‘Big Papi’ in a Thunderbirds jersey.