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Royals will wear batting practice shirts on Sept. 17 as part of Hispanic Heritage Month

The Royals announced on Wednesday that the team will wear unique batting-practice shirts before their Sept. 17 game against the Chicago White Sox at Kauffman Stadium in recognition of Hispanic Heritage Month.

The shirts are white and have a slightly altered version of the Major League Baseball logo. Instead of red, white and blue, the logo will be royal blue, gold and white. Above the bat on the logo will be an accent mark. On the other side of the shirt is the Royals’ “KC” logo will be on the shirts below the words “#PonleAcento,” which the team said translates to “put an accent on it.”

The announcement was made Wednesday as Major League Baseball celebrates Roberto Clemente Day. Earlier this year, the Royals wore “Viva Los Royales” jerseys for a game against the Houston Astros.

On Tuesday, MLB announced that first baseman Eric Hosmer was named the Royals nominee for the Roberto Clemente Award, which is an “annual recognition of a player from each MLB Club who best represents the game of Baseball through extraordinary character, community involvement, philanthropy and positive contributions, both on and off the field.”

Hispanic Heritage Month is from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15.

Pete Grathoff: 816-234-4330, @pgrathoff

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