Photo by John Schreiber.

The Los Angeles Angels will begin wearing their Father’s Day jersey and cap Saturday as part of Major League Baseball’s efforts to raise awareness about prostate cancer and raise funds for research to fight the disease.

The jersey to be worn during the games against the Kansas City Royals Saturday and Sunday at Angel Stadium has the Angels name in blue, the color for prostate cancer awareness. The number on the back of the jersey will be blue and the Angels logo on the sleeve will be blue.

The players will wear the symbolic blue ribbon on their uniforms along with blue wristbands.

The caps will be heather blue, with a blue Angels logo. The visor will be graphite.

Players also have options from two different pairs of blue-infused socks.

Commemorative base jewels and dugout lineup cards will also be blue. The Father’s Day weekend games will be played using baseballs with blue stitching for the first time.

Players can also wear blue compression sleeves, batting gloves, footwear, wrist/elbow/leg guards and catcher’s equipment.

Players and all other on-field personnel have worn blue ribbons and blue wristbands on Father’s Day annually since 1996.

Royalties for the sales of Father’s Day jerseys and caps will be donated by Major League Baseball to the Prostate Cancer Foundation, and Stand Up to Cancer, an effort to accelerate innovative cancer research that will get new therapies to patients quickly.

The Angels will hold a Father’s Day barbecue in the Music Garden beginning at 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Nine fathers chosen at random upon entering the stadium will take the field with the Angels starters before the first pitch.

—City News Service

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