SF Giants will be the first MLB team to wear the Pride colors on the uniform

The Giants announced Tuesday that they will become the first MLB team to incorporate the Pride colors into their on-field uniforms when they face the Chicago Cubs on Saturday at Oracle Park.

Players and coaches will wear shirts with an SF “Pride Patch” logo on their right sleeves and caps incorporating the Pride colors in the 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 CEO Larry Baer said in a statement released by the team.

Saturday’s game against the Cubs is “Pride Day,” at the ballpark, as the organization sells special event tickets that include an SF Pride t-shirt. The organization says the proceeds from every special event ticket sold for Saturday’s game will be donated to San Francisco Pride.

The Giants are also planning several other festivities to celebrate Pride Day, as the franchise will honor former San Francisco supervisor and state assemblyman Tom Ammiano before the game. Ammiano was also the first openly gay teacher in San Francisco.

The Giants will also host a pre-game Pride Flag Raising Ceremony by the co-founders and members of the San Francisco Transgender Cultural District.

The palm trees in Willie Mays Plaza will be wrapped in the 11 colors of the Pride flag on Saturday.

During the Giants’ upcoming road trip, the team is also hosting Pride movie nights on Friday June 11 and Saturday June 12. The Giants will screen “In the Heights” on June 11 and “Everybody’s Talking About Jamie” on June 12. .

Neal T. Doss