He’s a 10-time All Star, three-time World Series champ, Red Sox single-season home run record holder, the inspiration for a limited-edition Sam Adams beer and now, a gate at Logan Airport.
CBS Boston reported that JetBlue Airways announced at an event Friday night that Terminal C’s Gate 34 will be named after Red Sox slugger David Ortiz, who retired last month after 14 seasons with the team.
“You mean I’m going to have my own gate at the airport?” Ortiz said at the event. “You’re (messing) with me, aren’t you?”
Ortiz, 40, spent 20 seasons in the MLB and finished with 38 home runs and 127 RBIs. Though they previously annouced that his number 34 will be retired in 2017, the Red Sox picked up his option as a formality on Thursday.