Aug. 25 through Aug. 27 will be the first annual Players Weekend throughout major-league baseball. Teams will wear bright and colorful uniforms and the players will be allowed to wear nicknames on their jerseys. Also, they'll each wear a patch with the name of someone who helped get them to the big leagues.
The game-worn Players Weekend jerseys will be auctioned off with 100 percent of the proceeds going to the MLB-MLBPA Youth Development Foundation. That is a "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."
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