Photo by John Schreiber.

The Los Angeles Angels will join the rest of Major League Baseball Sunday by devoting Mother’s Day to breast cancer awareness for the 12th consecutive year.

The Angels will wear their home white jerseys with pink lettering for the game against the Detroit Tigers at Angel Stadium. The Angels caps will include a pink visor and graphite crown. Players will wear pink-infused socks.

Random mothers will be selected at the stadium’s entry gates to take the field with the players. The first 20,000 adults will receive a Mother’s Day vase.

A Mother’s Day brunch in the Music Garden will be available beginning at 10:30 a.m.

All players and other on-field personnel in all of Sunday’s games will wear symbolic pink ribbons on their uniforms. Commemorative base jewels and dugout lineup cards will also be pink. The Mother’s Day games will be played using baseballs with pink stitching for the fifth consecutive year.

Many players will use pink bats. Pink Louisville Slugger bats will be stamped with the MLB breast cancer awareness logo. Players can also wear pink compression sleeves, batting gloves, footwear, wrist/elbow/leg guards and catcher’s equipment.

Many game-used Louisville Slugger pink bats and other pink items from Mother’s Day games will be auctioned on Major League Baseball’s website,, with proceeds helping to fight breast cancer.

Royalties for the sales of Mother’s Day apparel will be donated by Major League Baseball to the Susan G. Komen Foundation, which describes itself as the world’s largest nonprofit source of funding for the fight against breast cancer, and Stand Up to Cancer, an effort to accelerate innovative cancer research that will get new therapies to patients quickly.

In June, Major League Baseball will again devote Father’s Day to prostate cancer awareness, including teams wearing blue-infused jerseys and caps.

–City News Service

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