James McCann Lawrence Hunt

Detroit tigers star james mccann becomes face of lawrence hunt dress shirts

by Brian Lipton

James McCann, starting catcher for the Detroit Tigers, has been named the face and first official brand ambassador for Detroit-based e-tailer Lawrence Hunt.

The company, which launched in early 2016, uses a patent-pending design and applying performance fabric technology to traditional 100 percent cotton dress shirts. Men’s shirts retail for $65.

McCann, who is 26, has been with the Tigers since 2014. In May 2016, he set a Major League Baseball record for most consecutive starts at catcher without committing an error, which ended at 139 games.

“The first time I tried on a Lawrence Hunt shirt, I loved it immediately,” said McCann. “I had never seen a shirt like it before. The extra stretch in the arms helps the shirt move with me. I can look and feel great after a game or when I’m out to dinner with my wife, not worrying about sweating.”

“It’s exciting to have James on our team,” said Jeff Schattner, CEO of Lawrence Hunt. “He’s a leader both on and off the field and a perfect fit for our brand. And the fact that he believes in the long-term growth of Lawrence Hunt says a lot about his faith in and support of the burgeoning Detroit startup scene.”