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Twins, Indians celebrate Father's Day

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CLEVELAND -- The Twins and Indians took part in Major League Baseball's league-wide effort to build awareness about prostate cancer and raise funds for research to fight the disease in Sunday's Father's Day finale at Progressive Field.

During Father's Day games, players and on-field personnel wore the symbolic blue ribbon on their uniforms along with blue wristbands. Also, for the third consecutive season, players wore specially designed light blue caps with the team color on the brim. Players also had the option to wear multi-pattern blue-dyed socks as well as a special hooded fleece during batting practice.

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CLEVELAND -- The Twins and Indians took part in Major League Baseball's league-wide effort to build awareness about prostate cancer and raise funds for research to fight the disease in Sunday's Father's Day finale at Progressive Field.

During Father's Day games, players and on-field personnel wore the symbolic blue ribbon on their uniforms along with blue wristbands. Also, for the third consecutive season, players wore specially designed light blue caps with the team color on the brim. Players also had the option to wear multi-pattern blue-dyed socks as well as a special hooded fleece during batting practice.

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"With the baseball season spanning as long as it does, we get to play on a lot of different types of days," Twins manager Paul Molitor said. "We get to honor our servicemen, moms and today is for dads, which is a good thing. Around here, we acknowledge it's a blessing and a privilege to be a dad. Personally, for me, I lost my dad a while back. But I was fortunate to have someone who gave me the opportunity, ability and courage I needed along the way. We'll go out there and play a baseball game, and we'll do it in powder blue."

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MLB will donate all royalty payments from the sales of specialty caps and apparel to the Prostate Cancer Foundation and Stand Up To Cancer. The effort also includes the annual Prostate Cancer Foundation "Home Run Challenge," which gives fans the chance to make a one-time monetary donation for every home run hit by their favorite team from June 1-June 17.

Casey Harrison is a reporter for MLB.com based in Cleveland.

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