San Francisco Giants to become MLB first team in Pride Month hats and jerseys – NBC Chicago
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The Giants of San Francisco announced Tuesday that it will become the first MLB team to incorporate the colors of the month of pride for its hats and jerseys on the field to honor the LGBTQ + community.
Pride Month hats and jerseys will be worn on Saturday, June 5, when the Giants play the Chicago Cubs at Oracle Park. The Giants’ home jersey will feature an SF patch on the right sleeve that features the 11 colors of the new Pride logo. Their hats will have the same 11 colors – red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple, black, brown, light blue, pink, and white – inside their SF logo.
“We are extremely proud to support the LGBTQ + community as we launch one of the best annual celebrations in San Francisco honoring the countless accomplishments and contributions of all who identify as LGBTQ + and are allies of the LGBTQ + community.” Giants said. President and CEO Larry Baer said in a statement.
The Eugene Emeralds, the High A affiliate of the Giants, have shown their support for the Giants’ decision. The Emeralds became the first minor league team to wear Pride jerseys in 2019.
MLB Vice President and Special Assistant to the Commissioner, and first-ever Ambassador for Inclusion, Billy Bean, will be at Oracle Park on June 5 to celebrate the day. The Willie Mays Plaza palm trees will be wrapped in all 11 Pride Flag colors, and the Oracle Park dashboard will display the Pride colors throughout the month of June.
The Giants will also host Pride Movie Night at Oracle Park on June 11-12.