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A's go pink in celebration of Mother's Day

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NEW YORK -- The A's went pink on Sunday, joining teams around Major League Baseball as a nod to Mother's Day.

Oakland players donned pink caps at Yankee Stadium, many of them using pink bats and accessories, including cleats -- items that will later be auctioned off at the Coliseum. Dustin Fowler was among the A's decked out head to toe in pink gear. This is all part of MLB's effort to fight cancer. Proceeds from all gear sold will go to Susan G. Komen and SU2C, which is celebrating its 10th season.

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NEW YORK -- The A's went pink on Sunday, joining teams around Major League Baseball as a nod to Mother's Day.

Oakland players donned pink caps at Yankee Stadium, many of them using pink bats and accessories, including cleats -- items that will later be auctioned off at the Coliseum. Dustin Fowler was among the A's decked out head to toe in pink gear. This is all part of MLB's effort to fight cancer. Proceeds from all gear sold will go to Susan G. Komen and SU2C, which is celebrating its 10th season.

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Mother's Day gear

The A's will also honor their Honorary Bat Girl at a home game later this season: Tina Baker, a Stage 3 breast cancer survivor who has been a loyal A's season-ticket member for over 25 years, is this year's honoree.

2018 Honorary Bat Girls

Baker, diagnosed in 2011, underwent two surgeries, five months of chemotherapy and six weeks of radiation. Along the way, she experienced terrible side effects yet desired to continue life as usual and watch A's baseball games.

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She also took to writing, starting a blog to document her journey and educate those around her on the many side effects that accompany breast cancer and its treatment.

Baker says she "was given a rare opportunity to see life before me and realize how precious it is and how swiftly it can be taken away. I have been blessed to have many loved ones and friends in my life who supported me through this process, but the Oakland A's will always hold a special place in my heart for the support and attention they bring to breast cancer awareness."

Each year, all 30 clubs select an Honorary Bat Girl to take the field as part of Major League Baseball's "Going To Bat Against Breast Cancer" initiative.

Jane Lee has covered the A's for MLB.com since 2010.

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