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Jersey worn by San Diego Padres outfielder Tony Gwynn, 2001

Following the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, Major League Baseball postponed regular season play for one week. When players returned to the field on September 17, they did so with a slight alteration to their uniforms. As a symbolic gesture in support of the country, a small United States flag was sewn on the back of each player’s jersey, just below the neckline. The patch covered the Major League Baseball logo that had been added to all jerseys in 2000. A second U.S. flag was sewn on the left side of all big league baseball caps.


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