Major League Baseball Players to Put Their Passion & Personalities on Display During Players Weekend

Players Weekend game-worn jerseys being auctioned to benefit MLB-MLBPA Youth Development Foundation
Aug 9, 2017 5:30 PM ET

Major leaguers wanted an opportunity during the season to engage fans through a celebration of their passion and personalities and they're getting that chance at ballparks across the country during the first-ever Players Weekend on Aug. 25-27.

Players will wear customized gear and colorful, non-traditional uniforms inspired by youth league uniforms during the three-day event, which was conceived as a way to allow players and young fans to connect through the sharing of their interests and cultures while bringing attention to causes they support.

“Players are increasingly interested in finding unique ways to connect with their fans by allowing them to see more of their personalities and interests,” Players Association Executive Director and former Major League All-Star, Tony Clark said. “The collective desire to express their diverse interests and backgrounds is what motivated players to advocate for the creation of Players Weekend. 

“This will be an exciting and unique opportunity for the players to literally wear their passions on their sleeves, and equipment, too, as they embrace this chance to let their true identities shine.”

A group of star players were selected as “Players Weekend Ambassadors” to help promote and put a face the event: Yonder Alonso (Seattle), Javier Baez (Chicago Cubs), Jose Bautista (Toronto), Nelson Cruz (Seattle), Ender Inciarte (Atlanta), Francisco Lindor (Cleveland), Manny Machado (Baltimore), Anthony Rizzo (Chicago Cubs), CC Sabathia (NY Yankees), Christian Yelich (Miami) and Chris B. Young (Boston).

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