The San Francisco Giants announced this afternoon that they will sport pride colours on their caps and jerseys on-field during their game against the Chicago Cubs this Saturday.
With this the Giants will become the first Major League Baseball club to wear pride colours on their uniforms during a game.
“We are extremely proud to stand with the LGBTQ+ community as we kick off one of the best annual celebrations in San Francisco by paying honor to the countless achievements and contributions of all those who identify as LGBTQ+ and are allies of the LGBTQ+ community,” said San Francisco Giants CEO Larry Baer in a statement released by the club.
San Francisco will wear the pride colours both on the SF logo on the front of the team’s cap as well as on a “SF” logo patch worn on their jersey sleeve. The logo shows the team’s familiar interlocked “SF” logo recoloured to feature the eleven colours of the Progress Pride Flag, the colours appear as horizontal stripes running from the top of the logo to the bottom. The cap’s crown remains black, both the pill on the top and the New Era logo remain orange, the MLB logo on the back also appears in the standard black/white/orange colourway.
“The 11 colours of the new Pride logo are emblematic of the Progress Pride Flag and signify inclusion and progression with the six pride colours”, reads the team’s statement. Those eleven colours are “red for life, orange for healing, yellow for sunlight, green for nature, blue for serenity, purple for spirity, black and brown to recognize LGBTQ+ people of colour, and light blue, pink and white to recognize people who are transgender.”
Proceeds from each special event ticket sold for the Giants/Cubs game on Saturday will be donated to San Francisco Pride.