Orioles unveil special event uniforms for 2017

Once again this season, the Orioles will join the rest of the teams in the major leagues in donning special uniform combinations for holidays. This season, however, teams will wear the specially designed threads during the entirety of the Mother’s Day, Memorial Day, Father’s Day and July 4 weekends, in addition to during All-Star Game festivities in Miami.

Mother’s Day uniforms, which debuted last season, will return on Saturday, May 13 and Sunday, May 14. Uniforms will incorporate pink into the clubs’ regular logos with all caps highlighted by a graphite crown and pink visor. Each club will wear one of two pair of pink-infused socks. Since 2006, players have swung pink bats, worn pink ribon decals and sported pink wristbands on Mother’s Day to raise funds for and highlight awareness of breast cancer.

During Memorial Day weekend from Saturday, May 27-Monday, May 29, New Era has created a special cap for all teams to wear, while Majestic has designed a matching jersey. The right side of the caps feature five stars to represent the five branches of the military, while the stars are also stitched on the jerseys’ right sleeves. This year’s uniforms, including the specialty socks, also utilize a new ripstop woodland camouflage design. Major League Baseball’s annual league-wide observance of Memorial Day will honor those who lost their lives while serving their country. MLB again plans to participate in the National Moment of Remembrance through which ballparks will conduct moments of silence and special pregame ceremonies on Memorial Day.

For a second consecutive year, Father’s Day uniforms to be worn Saturday, June 17 and Sunday, June 18 will feature light blue incorporated into club logos, and clubs will choose from a two designs of light blue-infused socks. Players have worn blue ribbons and sported blue wristbands throughout the years on Father’s Day since MLB first partnered with the Prostate Cancer Foundation in 1996.

For the 10th summer in a row, U.S.-based major league clubs will sport stars and stripes-decorated caps with red, white and blue LiquidChrome official team logos to celebrate Independence Day from Saturday, July 1 to Tuesday, July 3. For the third straight year, clubs will also wear a matching jersey and for the first time, player socks can match the rest of the uniform with a stars and stripes pattern. The Toronto Blue Jays will sport new red alternate jerseys with new red maple leaf caps on Canada Day, which is celebrated on July 1.

The jerseys, caps and socks that top prospects wear for the Sunday, July 9 SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game and that MLB All-Stars wear on Monday, July 10 for the Gatorade All-Star Workout Day, which includes the T-Mobile Home Run Derby, will borrow their design from the All-Star host club, the Miami Marlins. American League jerseys are primarily blue with a black accent over the shoulders from sleeve to sleeve. National League jerseys follow the same pattern, but with an orange base. A bold star accented in the Marlins colors with a Marlin tale replaces a letter ‘A’ in the league names. The caps include a honeycomb open-hole black mesh crown with the team logos in orange, a LiquidChrome All-Star Game side patch and a colorful floral pattern on the undervisor. The socks from Stance also feature a colorful floral pattern with notes of green, blue, yellow, red and orange.

For the All-Star Game in Miami on Tuesday, July 11, New Era, in conjunction with MLB, has created a new cap design theme, representing every club, to be worn in the All-Star Game presented by Mastercard. This year’s caps feature a gold team logo with differing shadow tech heather-colored crowns and an All-Star Game LiquidChrome side patch. Returning from last year’s collection is a set of gold metal stars as the eyelets on the top of the caps’ crown. Jerseys worn during the All-Star Game will include a new patch on the left sleeve - a black and gold star with a number in the middle that correlates to each player’s total career All-Star appearances. A patch of the primary All-Star Game logo will adorn the right sleeve. The All-Star Game socks by Stance have a palm tree on each leg with blue and orange backgrounds.

Throughout the season, game-worn caps and jerseys will be auctioned with all proceeds benefiting various charitable causes.


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