Major League Baseball today announced plans for the league-wide commemoration of September 11, 2001 with tributes at all Major League games on Sunday, September 11th, 2016. This remembrance is part of Baseball’s ongoing effort to honor those whose lives were lost and affected on that tragic day.
On-field personnel, including players, coaches and umpires, will wear caps with a side patch of an American flag during games. The Toronto Blue Jays will wear customized caps recognizing both the United States and Canada. MLB proceeds from sales of these caps will be donated to the 9/11 Memorial and Museum, the Pentagon Memorial and the Flight 93 Memorial. Home clubs will mark the date with pregame ceremonies, including a moment of silence, and the “We Shall Not Forget” MLB silhouetted batter ribbon will be displayed throughout ballparks. Additionally, special lineup cards and base jewels will be used for every game played.
Beginning tomorrow on MLB Network, a piece narrated by retired FDNY Battalion Chief Vin Mavaro will look back at how 2016 National Baseball Hall of Fame inductees Ken Griffey Jr. and Mike Piazza played an important role in helping two families of FDNY firefighters heal following the tragic events of 9/11. The feature is available for viewing here.
MLB.com and MLBCommunity.org will provide complete coverage of the day’s ceremonies and perspectives through columns, news articles, multimedia and photos across the country. MLB Network will feature coverage and commemorate the day’s events with studio programming