As part of their celebration of Juneteenth, the holiday marking the liberation of enslaved people in the United States, the Giants will wear special replica San Francisco Sea Lions uniforms during Saturday afternoon's game against the Phillies at Oracle Park.
This year marks the 75th anniversary of the Sea Lions, who played for one season in the West Coast Negro Baseball Association in 1946. The Sea Lions
have a Bear Cubs jersey, as they inherited their uniform from a defunct club known as San Francisco. The Cubs, and their dark blue hats, bear no logo or emblem.
The family of Tony Stone, who broke baseball's gender barrier when she became the first known woman to play on a professional men's team, will be presented with a Sea Lions baseball jersey during a special pregame ceremony to honor Stone's legacy. Stone played for the Sea Lions and later joined the Indianapolis Clowns of the Negro American League in 1953.
Earlier this year, the Giants announced that a street would be named after Stone in their Mission Rock development, which is currently under construction south of Oracle Park.
The Sea Lions baseball jerseys worn by the Giants will be auctioned from June 19-26, benefiting the San Francisco Juneteenth event. The Giants are also selling special event tickets for African American Heritage Day on Saturday, which include a commemorative San Francisco Sea Lions T-shirt.
This weekend the Phillies-Giants series will be streamed exclusively on Peacock, the streaming service owned by NBCUniversal.