The Los Angeles Dodgers will mark Independence Day with a pregame flyover by Air Force F-15s and a fireworks show following Tuesday evening’s game against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Dodger Stadium.

Country music star Billy Ray Cyrus will give a pregame performance and sing the national anthem. A large flag will be unfurled in the outfield by members of the military for the national anthem.

The team is offering a ticket package including a T-shirt with a Dodger logo resembling the U.S. flag, with red and white stripes and stars in a field of blue. It is available at

Both teams will wear their Independence Day uniforms which incorporate the stars and stripes in the team name, player numbers and cap logo. The Dodger cap is Navy blue with a red bill.

This is the 10th consecutive season Major League Baseball teams have worn special caps on Independence Day and the third they have worn matching jerseys. This will be the first time the socks will match the rest of the uniform with a stars-and-stripes pattern.

Major League Baseball will donate all royalty payments from sale of Independence Day apparel to MLB charities that support military veterans and their families.

Auto gates will open at 3:40 p.m., stadium gates at 4:10 p.m. and the Diamondbacks will take batting practice from 4:25-5:20 p.m. The first pitch by Clayton Kershaw is set for 6:10 p.m.

—City News Service

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