The jerseys worn pregame and for the ring ceremony, designed and manufactured by Majestic Athletic, a leading provider of authentic team uniforms, athletic apparel and sports-licensed apparel, featured a metallic gold stitching around the Red Sox logo, celebrating the Red Sox World Series win, as well as the world championship rings, awarded as part of the grand celebration prior to the home opener against the Yankees.
"We wanted to do something special to celebrate the Red Sox championship and to help kick off the season, so it was great to have Majestic Athletic step in to create the commemorative jerseys for the team," said Sam Kennedy, Red Sox senior vice president of sales and marketing. "The jerseys are also available to Red Sox fans since they are truly a part of the legendary win."
The commemorative jerseys worn by Red Sox players and coaches are from the limited edition MLB Authentic Collection.
The official jerseys will be available for purchase at www.mlb.com, www.redsox.com, The Souvenir Store on Yawkey Way as well as other athletic retailers across the Boston area, including Bob's Stores and Olympia Sports.
"The Commemorative Jerseys and related jackets, fleece and T-shirts celebrate the Red Sox World championship win and are a tribute to the team's loyal fans," said Faust Capobianco IV, president of Majestic Athletic. "It is our privilege to help the players and fans kick-off the 2005 season in unique style."
In addition to the jerseys, Red Sox players and coaches will also be provided with hooded sweatshirts, tech fleece tops and T-shirts, which have also been specially designed for this event. They will be worn before and during the game.
Headquartered in Bangor, Pa., Majestic Athletic is licensed by Major League Baseball and currently holds on-field uniform rights for 15 of the 30 Major League Baseball clubs, in addition to exclusively supplying all 30 Major League Baseball clubs with on-field Authentic Collection outerwear, batting practice jerseys, T-shirts, shorts and fleece.
Mike Petraglia is a contributor to MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.