Major League Baseball is teaming with World Vision, a humanitarian organization, to include the clothing in a shipment of supplies headed to Indonesia late this week.
"Baseball is a social institution with important social responsibilities, and this is a tremendous opportunity for Major League Baseball to make an impact on the lives of those in need around the world," Commissioner Bud Selig said. "We are pleased to work with World Vision, which brings 60 years of experience successfully assisting millions of people around the world."
It's a win/win scenario, since Major League Baseball has to prematurely produce inventory preparing for either outcome. Only half of that merchandise can be sold, and World Vision helps donate the other half to those in need. The two organizations already teamed together to ship 1,300 articles of clothing commemorating pennants for the Angels and Dodgers to developing countries.
Tim Britton is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.