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Giants, Cardinals Set To Sport Negro Leagues Throwback Uniforms

The San Francisco Giants and St. Louis Cardinals will wear uniforms honoring the Negro Leagues for their game on June 20, the MLB teams announced.

"The threads will serve as a tribute to the San Francisco Sea Lions and St. Louis Stars Negro Leagues teams," MLB said in a statement, announcing that the game will be held at historic Rickwood Field in Alabama.

Per Fox Sports:

"In 1946, their only season as part of the Negro Leagues before becoming an independent barnstorming team, the Sea Lions donned a color scheme of orange and dark navy blue, similar to the Giants' current color palate.

"The biggest difference between the two teams' uniforms is the large Sea Lion mascot logo on the front left torso, which bears a resemblance to some of the vintage Chicago Cubs bear logos from that era. The jerseys also have 'San Francisco' in blue lettering on the chest with orange-and-blue piping down the front of the jersey. The navy blue hats also feature the logo in an orange outline. The Giants first wore throwbacks honoring the Sea Lions in a May 2014 game against the Atlanta Braves and have worn this particular throwback for a game annually each year since 2021 to honor San Francisco's African-American baseball heritage.

"The Cardinals have also worn Stars-themed throwbacks several times before, starting in 1997 and as recently as 2022. These gray throwback jerseys for the designated road team feature navy blue lettering and an inventive piping design that comes together to form a stylish necktie look down the front of the jersey. The 'St. Louis' on the front is in navy blue block lettering with a red outline and the navy blue hats say 'StL' going across in white font, a dramatic departure from the interlocking 'StL' logo on the Cardinals' hats."