Armed Forces Day Added To MLB's Holiday Uniforms Slate
MLB on Friday is unveiling its ’19 set of holiday and special event uniforms, continuing special commemorations for Mother’s Day, Father’s Day and July 4th that have been held in recent years. One difference is this year’s set will include a recognition of Armed Forces Day on May 18 to honor military members and their families with camouflage-designed caps instead of a uniform commemoration for Memorial Day, along with a retail component. Memorial Day recognitions within the league now will include a moment of remembrance and poppy patches placed on player jerseys and caps, but those items for that day will not be sold. The special event uniforms this year will also include awareness patches on the left chest that are connected to each of the respective tributes, such as a pink ribbon for Mother’s Day, and a stars & stripes silhouetted bat for Armed Forces Day. Like last year, several new cap and sock designs were developed with Authentic Collection partners New Era and Stance. Royalties from the special event uniform sales will again be donated to the Susan G. Komen organization, Prostate Cancer Foundation, Stand Up To Cancer and MLB Charities. Jerseys for the All-Star Futures Game and Workout Day in Cleveland in July, meanwhile, will include the first sleeveless, vest-styled designs since the ’00 Home Run Derby.