MLB baseball players wearing black and white uniforms this weekend – SportsLogos.Net News

From Friday through Sunday, all Major League Baseball teams and players will wear all-black or all-white uniforms – this includes all white or black cap logos and jersey logos to complete a total monochromatic match from head to toe throughout. uniform.

Why are baseball players all wearing black and white uniforms this weekend?

This is in honor of Players Weekend, an annual event hosted by the league as well as the Players Association. This year marks the third year the league has held a Players’ Weekend, but it’s the first time the uniforms have been so colorless – in fact, the previous two seasons have given us just the opposite with intentionally patterned bright and colorful.

Yankees vs. Dodgers Players Weekend Uniform Game – August 23-25, 2019

“Inspired by the style choices of players while away from the field, fashionable monochrome uniforms allow each custom accessory design to stand out more than ever,” the league said in the press release during the press release. its unveiling earlier this month. “During Players Weekend, photo shoots will be conducted with players at baseball diamonds to highlight outstanding designs, which will be amplified on social media between MLB, MLBPA, Clubs and most importantly, the individual player accounts using #PlayersWeekend.”

The home team for each match was given the first choice of wearing the all-black or all-white uniform, the road team were then given the opposite option. Each player also had the option of wearing a nickname on the back of their jersey instead of the usual last name if they wished, and yes, most players did.

Players Weekend 2019 caps and jerseys available for purchase here

The caps will be all white or all black, again depending on the uniform worn by the team, with the team logo on the front also recolored to match the crown.

The black jerseys will have each team’s wordmark in black edged in silver, the white jerseys the same. Most teams will use their usual jersey logo except for a handful – the White Sox have a new script and the Mariners will continue with the wordmark logo that was worn on their players’ weekend uniforms last season.

The monochromatic look continues on the back of the shirt for each player’s number, the players’ nicknames will be plain silver.

White team pitchers will wear black caps with their uniform to avoid any problems with batters seeing the ball. They will be the only position player on each side to wear a different cap from the rest of the team.

A look at each of the team’s caps:

And how they pair with the jersey they will be worn with:

Batters will wear a matte black or matte white helmet, with no team logo on the front. Therefore, every game in the league will see the same helmets used.

While all players have the option of adding a crest honoring Los Angeles Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs to their jersey for the weekend, nine Major League players have gone a step further by changing the name on the back of the jersey specifically. in honor of Skaggs:

According to MLB.com, Milwaukee Brewers outfielders Ryan Braun and Christian Yelich and third baseman Mike Moustakas, Chicago White Sox pitcher Lucas Giolito, St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Jack Flaherty, Atlanta Braves pitcher Max Fried and Texas Rangers first baseman Scott Heineman will wear “LOVE YOU TY” on the back of their jerseys, rather than their previously selected nicknames, in one of three games. – The Los Angeles Times

Skaggs was found dead in his Dallas hotel before an Angels game in Texas on July 1.

Where we’ll really see some color in 2019 is through custom player gear, players can wear whatever color or design they want on their boots, elbow pads, batting gloves, bats, armbands – their giving the opportunity to show their personalities a little more than they usually can during the rest of the season when the uniform rules are much stricter.

Several players, for example, will wear Adidas cleats designed by players who participated in the 2019 Little League World Series, including Aaron Judge, Kike Hernandez, Justin Turner, AJ Pollack, Liam Hendriks, Kolten Wong, Joe Kelly and Ross Stripling .

Aaron Judge’s Adidas cleats – signed by all 216 LLWS players (photo via Adidas)

While Derek Holland will wear these studs paying homage to the classic TV show The Office:

Derek Holland “The Office” cleats (photo via @mikejordan_art)

The 2019 Players Weekend promotion will run from August 23 through August 25, the all-black and all-white uniforms you’ve seen in this article will be worn for all Major League games played on those dates.

Players Weekend 2019 caps and jerseys available for purchase here

Neal T. Doss