Celebs

See David Ortiz’s Championship Rings at the MFA

Big Papi, and his big rings, are the subject of the newest jewelry collection coming to the Museum of Fine Arts this summer.
David Ortiz

Photo by Eliza Sullivan

If you’ve always thought David Ortiz’s baseball skills were essentially a fine art, you’re about to be vindicated: His championship rings will be on display at the Museum of Fine Arts this summer.

Ortiz, you may possibly remember, has three rings from his membership on the championship-winning Red Sox teams in 2004, 2007, and 2013. And if that wasn’t enough jewelry for one man’s hands, he was named World Series MVP in 2013. That ring will be added to the display to coincide with the retirement of number 34 at Fenway Park on June 23.

The exhibit, titled David Ortiz: King of the Diamond (pun intended, surely) will be held in the Eunice and Julian Cohen Galleria through September 4.

In a statement for the MFA, Ortiz said: “My relationship with the City of Boston is close to my heart, and I’m happy to share my rings with the MFA to give Red Sox fans a chance to view them up close. I always want to remind the city to swing for the fences and never give up.”

There will also be a donation box for the David Ortiz Children’s Fund at the exhibit, if you want to show some gratitude to Big Papi for sharing his rings. The foundation provides health care and financial assistance to children with cardiac diseases in Massachusetts and in Ortiz’s native Dominican Republic.

June 17-September 4, Museum of Fine Arts, 465 Huntington Ave., mfa.org.