From the offices of Major League Baseball
Major League Baseball, in cooperation with the Major League Baseball Players Association, will host the third annual Players' Weekend at ballparks Aug. 23-25. An intregal part of the event is the personal touch of players, who will select a special name for the back of their jerseys. They also will design creative equipment including bats, spikes, batting gloves, wristbands, compression sleeves and catcher's equipment.
A patch honoring the late Tyler Skaggs will also be available for players to wear on their uniforms, if they choose.
Rockies shortstop Trevor Story will represent the organization as the Rockies' Players’ Weekend Ambassador.
New to Players’ Weekend this year will be an expansion of mobile device usage. Prior to the National Anthem, players will be permitted to use their personal handheld mobile devices, such as smartphones and tablets, on the field or in the dugout to promote the event via social media. Also prior to and after the game, each player will again have the option to wear a t-shirt highlighting a cause or charity of his choice.
During the games, players will wear specially designed monochromatic all-black and all-white uniforms created specifically for the weekend-long event with jerseys by Majestic, caps by New Era Cap and socks from Stance.
Each home team will decide which color it will wear during the weekend with each visiting team wearing the other uniform option. Pitchers on teams wearing white uniforms will wear black caps to ensure all umpires and batters have clear visibility of each pitch.
In addition to the standard uniform items, Players’ Weekend 2019 will be the first MLB event with a league-wide batting helmet. The same Rawlings helmets used in all regular season contests will be decorated in matte black and matte white to further accentuate the white-on-white and black-on-black uniforms.
Game-worn, authenticated Players’ Weekend jerseys and batting helmets will be auctioned at MLB.com/auctions. All proceeds will be donated to the MLB-MLBPA Youth Development Foundation, a joint effort established in July 2015 by MLB and the MLBPA with an initial commitment of $30 million focused on improving the caliber, effectiveness and availability of amateur baseball and softball programs across the United States and Canada.
Nationally broadcast games over Players’ Weekend include the Yankees visiting the Dodgers on Saturday, August 24th at 4:05 p.m. ET on FS1 and the Rockies playing the Cardinals at 7:15 p.m. ET on FS1. Closing out Players’ Weekend on Sunday, August 25th, the Nationals visit the Cubs on TBS at 2:20 p.m. ET, while ESPN’s Sunday Night Baseball will broadcast the Yankees at Dodgers finale at 7:05 p.m. ET.