Giants to become first MLB team with Pride Month hats and jerseys

The Giants announced Tuesday that they will become the first team in MLB to incorporate Pride Month colors for their on-field hats and jerseys to honor the LGBTQ+ community.

Pride Month hats and jerseys will be worn on Saturday, June 5 when the Giants take on the Chicago Cubs at Oracle Park. The Giants home jersey will feature an SF crest on the right sleeve which 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 stand with the LGBTQ+ community as we kick off one of the best annual celebrations in San Francisco by honoring the countless accomplishments and contributions of all who identify as LGBTQ+ and are allies of the LGBTQ+ community,” Giants President and CEO Larry Baer said in a statement.

The Eugene Emeralds, the High-A affiliate of the Giants, showed their support for the Giants’ decision. The Emeralds became the first minor league team to wear Pride jerseys in 2019.

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MLB Vice President and Special Assistant to the Commissioner, and first-ever Ambassador for Inclusion, Billy Bean, will be in Oracle Park on June 5 to celebrate the day. The Willie Mays Plaza palm trees will be wrapped in the 11 colors of the Pride flag, and the Oracle Park scoreboard will display the Pride colors throughout June.

The Giants will also host Pride Movie Night at Oracle Park on June 11-12.

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Neal T. Doss