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'47 x Jimmy Fund 1947 was a memorable year in Boston for sports and science. While the D’Angelo brothers were selling the first official MLB pennant around the iconic Fenway Park, Sidney Farber was conducting revolutionary cancer research less than a mile away. That year, sports lifestyle brand Twins Enterprise (now ’47) and the world renowned Dana-Farber Cancer Institute were formed, respectively. In 1948, Farber established the first research program in chemotherapy for children. Inspired by the publicized story of a young cancer patient, Einar Gustafson (“Jimmy”), and his hospital conversations during visits from Boston Braves’ players, a grassroots movement...

With another MLB season reaching the home stretch, David Ortiz farewell celebrations are still going strong. If you’re following the ceremonies at each MLB stadium, it’s impossible not to feel the love from the baseball community –– whether in the form of a custom surfboard from the Padres, 34 pounds of salmon from the Mariners or generous donations to the David Ortiz Children’s Fund. As a company whose roots were first planted outside Fenway Park, unsurprisingly we’ve shown our own share of gratitude to the big guy this year –– via this giant corn maze, a trip to his hometown...

’47 Big Papi Maze Opens

David Ortiz has spent the better part of his career creating a legacy on the field in Fenway Park. Recently the Red Sox icon made a new field his home –– a corn one, to be exact. ’47 teamed up with Davis Mega Maze in Sterling, MA to create the Big Papi Maze in honor of this baseball great’s farewell year, so we could all see him off in a big way. This homage to Ortiz sits just an hour away from Fenway, is more than three miles in length and can take several hours to navigate. Maze-goers will weave...

When the Yankees come to Beantown to play the Red Sox, fans inevitably pour in from across the country to defend their side in one of the fiercest rivalries in the history of the sport. With the surplus of baseball devotees in the area, we thought we’d contribute to their Boston experience, so we partnered with Pedicab Outdoor to make our very own ’47 pedicabs during the three-day series. From August 9-11, customers at our ’47 Flagship Store on Newbury Street were given complimentary rides to and from the historic Fenway Park area — where our history started. Passengers were...

’47 Thanks Big Papi

When Boston Red Sox icon David Ortiz celebrated his 40th birthday at the end of 2015, he also announced he’d be “calling it” after the 2016 season. Though every professional athlete can, and usually does leave a legacy on some scale, in some way –– there has always been a lasting, special place for David “Big Papi” Ortiz in the hearts of Red Sox and baseball fans alike. His status as baseball player evolved –– he became a boisterous voice, often including family, pride, and determination in his message. As a company with deep roots on Yawkey Way, we love...