Cincinnati Reds support social movements with alternate uniforms

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The Cincinnati Reds will have five special uniforms throughout the 2018 baseball season.

The Cincinnati Reds will wear a total of eight unique uniforms in the 2018.  They have a home and away.  They also have an alternate and five social movement uniforms.  The alternate uniform is similar to the Memorial Day uniform from last season, replacing the camouflage jersey from the past four seasons.  This gives Nick Senzel all the more reason to excel as the Louisville second baseman.

The first special uniform date for the season is April 15.  This year is the 71st anniversary of Jackie Robinson’s MLB debut.  All players will wear #42 on their jerseys.

All licensed uniform royalty connected to the initiative on April 15 will go to the Jackie Robinson Foundation.  The caps and jerseys will all have the foundation logo on them.  There will also be MLB licensed hoodies approved for dugout wear that day.

The second date is Mother’s Day on May 13.  These uniforms will have pink on the crown of the cap with pink trim on the uniform.  The socks for all teams will be primarily pink.

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Proceeds on this day will go to the Susan G. Komen fund and Stand Up to Cancer.  Some players will also be using pink bats once again.  Pink wristbands and other accessories will also be available.

During the Memorial Day weekend all teams will wear a special one use cap designed by New Era.  It is the tenth season this has been the case.  MLB Charities will receive the proceeds for the weekend.

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While the camo uniforms are usually, popular with Cincinnati Reds fans, the Fourth of July uniforms look the best.

On Sunday June 17 MLB celebrates Father’s Day.  The uniforms mirror the Mother’s Day uniforms with baby blue replacing the pink.  The proceeds go to the Prostate Cancer Foundation and Stand Up to Cancer.

The Fourth of July uniforms do not disappoint this season.  The Reds’ “C” on the cap will be filled with the American flag.  All teams will wear socks that are striped red and white to mimic the flag.

The name on the uniform chest will also have stars on it to complete the flag connection.  The proceeds will go to MLB Charities.  The Toronto Blue Jays will wear their own alternate jerseys on July 1 in lieu of participating during the Fourth of July weekend.

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The Reds’ uniform is also one of the most classic uniform sets in MLB.  You never want to lose that uniqueness.  However, the holiday uniforms appear to have the spirit of the Reds’ uniforms well taken care of for 2018.