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RiverDogs show Pride for Rainbows Night

Charleston threw it back for its annual LGBTQ+ celebration
August 25, 2023

A recent LGBTQ+ promotion by Tampa Bay's Single-A affiliate passed with flying colors. The Charleston RiverDogs threw it back to the '80s and '90s during their annual Rainbows Pride Night on Aug. 16 at Joseph P. Riley, Jr. Ballpark. Some real rainbows even came out during the 1-0 victory over

Comás, on coming out: 'I wanted to be that voice'

Prospect hopes to inspire those in LBGTQ+ community to fight for their dreams
June 2, 2023

It has been a few weeks short of four months since Anderson Comás, a Minor League pitcher in the White Sox organization, announced on his personal Instagram account that he is gay. Aside from some upbeat Instagram stories along the way, Comás, 23, has not spoken of the decision. That

Durham's Pride Night celebrates baseball for all

Bulls kick off Pride Month by hosting LGBTQ+ advocate groups
May 29, 2023

It's time to take Pride in the Minor Leagues. Pride Month will begin Thursday with Triple-A Durham's second annual Pride Night, kicking off the run of Pride-related promotions throughout the Minor Leagues. Durham Bulls Athletic Park will be decked out with a rainbow flag in center field and other special

BlueClaws Baseball Is For Everyone – Team to Host Third Pride Night on June 3rd

Pride Night includes cap giveaway, special jersey, and post-game fireworks
May 18, 2022

JERSEY SHORE, NJ - BlueClaws baseball is for everyone! That continues to be the team’s message as the BlueClaws prepare for their third Pride Night, to be held on Friday, June 3rd. Pride Night at ShoreTown Ballpark is presented by Coca-Cola. UPDATE: Friday's game is now a double-header. Pride Night

Encore! Emeralds again go all in on Pride Night 

Eugene celebrates LGBTQ community with colorful jerseys, bases
June 29, 2021

When the San Francisco Giants became the first Major League team to take the field wearing Pride colors earlier this month, they were following in the footsteps of their High-A affiliate. That team is the Eugene Emeralds, who, in 2019, wore jerseys featuring a rainbow flag team logo. In doing

MiLB takes pride in outreach to LGBTQ+ fans

Changing circumstances lead to creative activations in 2020
July 1, 2020

After a successful launch and first year for MiLB Pride in 2019, Minor League Baseball and its teams were eager to continue the momentum in year two. While the way MiLB Pride has been celebrated has looked a little different than expected this year, MiLB continues to embrace its fans

Whitecaps trainer Derby advocates for acceptance

LGBTQ+ advisory rep passionate about job, changing the narrative
June 17, 2020

If there's one thing Cody Derby is confident about, it's his innate ability to help others. The former college baseball player is an athletic trainer for the West Michigan Whitecaps, the Class A affiliate of the Detroit Tigers. He's also a regional representative on the LGBTQ+ advisory committee of the

Ambassadors for Change: Missoula Osprey and Kim Klages Johns

Spotlighting the people and programs that champion diversity and inclusion in Minor League Baseball
September 12, 2019

Minor League Baseball has placed diversity and inclusion at the forefront of its growth strategy. We strive to create an industry where all identities are represented, welcomed, valued and empowered to enhance our league's culture, creativity, innovation and comprehensive service to the communities we occupy. We strive to be the

Emeralds make history on Pride Night

Team breaks ground with custom jerseys featuring rainbow logo
August 8, 2019

It came as a surprise to Allan Benavides that the Eugene Emeralds had made history.On June 22, the Northwest League club took the field wearing their normal uniforms, but with a little customization: the rainbow flag representing Pride Night in the team's logo.

Scott's Story | Ems Fan, MLB Umpire, And LGBTQ+ Activist

June 19, 2019

The name Dale Scott is one that many sports fans in the Emerald Valley might not know but should. 

Out at home: Pride Nights across the Minors

Nearly 70 teams celebrating LGBTQ community at the park in '19
June 6, 2019

The Hartford Yard Goats welcomed a capacity crowd to their home of Dunkin' Donuts Park on Tuesday, as 6,371 fans witnessed a dramatic 3-0 win over the Trenton Thunder. It was "Pride Night," a celebration of the local LGBT community, and general manager Mike Abramson estimates that approximately half of

Pride Night at Frontier Field is July 2

The first 500 fans will receive a Red Wings Pride Night T-shirt
May 28, 2019

The Red Wings have teamed up with the Out Alliance for the first Pride Night at Frontier Field on Tuesday, July 2. Gates will open at 6:00 pm, with first pitch at 7:05.