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Baseball Players Wearing Yellow Ribbons on Jerseys Today

Why are Major League Baseball players wearing gold ribbons today?

All MLB ballplayers and umpires will be wearing gold (or yellow) ribbons, and wristbands across the league for all games played today, Friday, September 2, 2022.

These special yellow ribbons and gold wristbands are being worn for MLB’s Childhood Cancer Awareness Day to support the fight against childhood cancer. This is the seventh consecutive season in which the league has raised awareness of childhood cancer via players wearing gold ribbons and wristbands during a game.

This is the seventh season in which gold ribbons have been worn on team jerseys

“MLB and Clubs have supported the fight against cancer through a variety of initiatives for many years,” read the release from Major League Baseball. “As Stand Up To Cancer’s founding donor, Major League Baseball and its Clubs have pledged more than $50 million to SU2C’s collaborative cancer research programs, providing invaluable support. Launched in 2013, the work of the Stand Up To Cancer – St. Baldrick’s Foundation Pediatric Cancer Dream Team has helped develop new treatments for difficult to treat pediatric leukemias which have been approved by the FDA.”

The on-field MLB personnel wearing gold ribbon decals or patches on their jerseys and gold wristbands includes all players, managers, coaches, and umpires.

Shohei Ohtani wearing a gold ribbon on his Angels jersey during the 2021 season

Some of the additional ways Major League Baseball teams will help raise awareness of childhood cancer today include pregame ceremonies, youth participation in pregame ceremonies, virtual visits from players and mascots, and other special recognitions.

In addition to the in-game events, fifteen MLB clubs have been selected to receive Starlight Nintendo Switch Lites to be donated to local children’s cancer hospitals or hospital pediatric cancer care units. The 15 clubs selected for this program in 2022 are the Baltimore Orioles, Chicago White Sox, Cincinnati Reds, Cleveland Guardians, Colorado Rockies, Houston Astros, Kansas City Royals, Milwaukee Brewers, Minnesota Twins, New York Mets, Oakland Athletics, Pittsburgh Pirates, Seattle Mariners, Tampa Bay Rays and Texas Rangers.