In partnership with Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C), MLB has encouraged teams to support this new initiative in commemoration of childhood cancer awareness month through a variety of special activities.
Every year, an estimated 250,000 new cases of cancer affect children.
"Advocating for the health and well-being of young people affected by this terrible disease is a cause that Major League Baseball and our Clubs are proud to support," said Commissioner Rob Manfred. "Through our league-wide effort, we will join Stand Up To Cancer and many organizations dedicated to this fight in a unified demonstration of our sport's commitment to ending childhood cancer."
Jeffrey Flanagan has covered the Royals since 1991, and for MLB.com since 2015. Follow him on Twitter @FlannyMLB. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.