Major League Baseball will look anything but uniform for a newly created Players Weekend later this month. MLB, together with the MLB Players Association, announced Wednesday a group of initiatives aimed letting players express themselves while connecting with their past in youth baseball. From Aug. 25 to Aug. 27, players will wear alternate jerseys inspired by youth league designs, and they can also replace last names with nicknames on jersey nameplates. Players will be able to declare their nicknames ahead of time, which will enable fans to buy jerseys with the nicknames on them, much like the NBA first did in 2014. Player nicknames will even be included on the back of New York Yankees jerseys, the first time any nameplate has been on the back of the team's uniforms.
MLB players will be allowed to wear nickname jerseys Aug. 25-27
ESPN | Aug 9