Special offer: Giving Tuesday 2022!
We’re thrilled to team up with The BASE this Giving Tuesday.
When you order a Dominican flag shirt, thanks to a generous donation from the sports bar Game On!, 100 percent of your $30 donation will go to the nonprofit in Roxbury, Mass.
For each additional $20 donated to The BASE above the $30 cost of a shirt, you will receive one individual entry into a drawing to win two Red Sox tickets and a spot posting Ks at Fenway in 2023! Donate $100, for example, receive five entries.
About The K Men
The Boston K Men phenomenon began 24 years ago, when Pedro Martinez joined the Red Sox. At every home game that Pedro pitched between 1998 and 2004, the crew — mostly teenagers — plastered K signs symbolizing his strikeouts on the back wall of the Fenway Park bleachers.
K is the symbol for strikeout because it is the last letter of the word “struck,” as in, “most batters who faced Pedro struck out.” We post the K forward if the batter strikes out swinging; backwards if the umpire calls the third strike.
Each year, we design new t-shirts and hats, which we sell on this website to benefit student-athletes in our city. We are committed to using our small role and platform within Red Sox Nation to proudly promote the important work of The BASE and to connect otherwise disconnected communities.
With David Ortiz heading to the Hall of Fame in July, we’re celebrating Big Papi and raising money for our city’s kids with these Dominican flag shirts.
Pitch in and support Boston’s youth by ordering your original red K shirts here
and St. Patrick’s Day green here.
Thanks to a generous donation from the sports bar Game On!,
100 percent of your $30 donation will go to The BASE.
You can also donate directly to the organization here.
This year, thanks to the generosity of the Red Sox, we are able to host student-athletes from The BASE on the Wall as well.
K Men or K People?
While “The K Men” is the group’s official name, it is a bit of a misnomer. The K Men believe in equal opportunity, with representation from men, women and children.
Support Boston’s youth by ordering your Dominican flag shirts here
your original red K shirts here
You can also make a donation directly to The BASE here.
All Boston K Men official gear is designed by artist Matt Tavares, a longtime K Man and now a New York Times bestselling author and illustrator of many award-winning children’s books including Growing Up Pedro.