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MLB rules prohibit Royals players from wearing KCFD tribute hats for Game 5

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KCFD Royals hat

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Kansas City Royals announced on Wednesday prior to Game 5 that Royals players will not be wearing the KCFD tribute hats Wednesday night.

“On Tuesday, the Commissioner’s Office of Major League Baseball gave us permission to have select players and manager Ned Yost wear official KCFD caps and shirts to honor the fallen firefighters,” said Toby Cook, Royals’ Vice President of Community Affairs and Publicity.  “Major League Baseball rules prohibit the wearing of altered uniforms on the field on game days, and we will adhere to that policy.”

John Mesh and Larry Leggio

John Mesh and Larry Leggio

The Royals say they still plan to honor John Mesh and Larry Leggio, the two fallen firefighters,  with a special pregame tribute. KCFD firefighters will take the field and there will be a moment of silence.

Royals charities will also be donating the proceeds from a 50/50 raffle to the Surviving Spouse and Family Endowment Fund (SAFE).

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