Players' Weekend Returns For Third Straight Season

For the third straight season, major leaguers will have the chance to showcase their unique personalities, passions and nicknames during Players’ Weekend.



For the third straight season, major leaguers will have the chance to showcase their unique personalities, passions and nicknames during Players’ Weekend.


Taking place Aug. 23-25, Players’ Weekend allows Players to shine a light on what makes them, them. Personal touches—ranging from flags, family/pets, charitable causes and much more—will be made to the cleats and other equipment such as bats, cleats, batting gloves, wristbands, compression sleeves and catcher’s equipment worn on the field.


Like in past seasons, the jerseys worn over the span of the three days will feature nicknames selected by big leaguers themselves.


A new feature of Players’ Weekend is there are now player ambassadors for each team, including veterans CC Sabathia of the New York Yankees and Hunter Pence of the Texas Rangers as well as young phenoms Ronald Acuña Jr. of the Atlanta Braves, Vladimir Guerrero Jr. of the Toronto Blue Jays and Cody Bellinger of the Los Angeles Dodgers.


Players also will have the option of wearing a patch honoring Tyler Skaggs on their uniforms.

This year, Players are being encouraged to use their personal handheld mobile devices, such as smartphones and tablets, on the field or in the dugout to promote the event via social media. They will also have the option to wear a t-shirt that helps bring awareness to a cause or charity of his choice.


As for this year’s uniforms, Players will wear specially designed monochromatic all-black and all-white uniforms created specifically for the weekend-long event with jerseys by Majestic, caps by New Era Cap and socks from Stance.


Game-worn, authenticated Players’ Weekend jerseys and batting helmets will be auctioned with all proceeds being donated to the MLB-MLBPA Youth Development Foundation, a joint effort established in July 2015 by MLB and the MLBPA with an initial commitment of $30 million focused on improving the caliber, effectiveness and availability of amateur baseball and softball programs across the United States and Canada.

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