MLB and Clubs to commemorate September 11 anniversary with patriotic tributes
Major League Baseball and all 30 Clubs will commemorate the 11th anniversary of September 11, 2001 with patriotic on-field tributes at all Major League games. This remembrance is part of Baseball’s ongoing and league-wide effort to honor those whose lives were lost and affected on that tragic day.
All on-field personnel, including players, coaches and umpires, will wear an American flag patch embroidered on the side of their caps, while special lineup cards and base jewels also will be used for every game played on Tuesday, September 11, 2012. The Toronto Blue Jays will wear customized caps to support both the United States and Canada. Home clubs will mark the anniversary with pre-game ceremonies, and the “We Shall Not Forget” MLB silhouetted batter ribbon will be displayed throughout ballparks.
MLB Network will re-air the “Nine Innings From Ground Zero” special developed by MLB Productions at Noon ET and feature coverage of the day’s events throughout MLB in its studio programming. MLB.com will provide complete coverage of the day’s ceremonies and perspectives through columns, news articles, multimedia and photographs across the league. Additionally, MLB.com, the 30 Club websites and their respective social media channels will deliver messages of service and remembrance.