SAN RAFAEL (CBS SF) – The San Rafael Pacifics are about to prove they’re in “A League of Their Own” among baseball teams recognizing the fight against breast cancer.
Foregoing the pink hats and cleats often associated with Major League Baseball breast cancer awareness games, the Pacifics will be playing ball on Friday June 27th in specially-designed dresses. The pink gowns are specially designed after the outfits worn by the women of the All American Girls Professional Baseball League, which was the focus of a popular 1992 film starring Gina Davis and Tom Hanks.
According to team management, this will make the Pacifics the first men’s professional baseball team ever to play in dresses. The team – founded in 2011 – is not affiliated with a Major League Club, and competes with other North Bay towns in the Pacific Association of Baseball Clubs.
Two of the dresses from Friday’s game will be signed by Hanks and raffled off to benefit To Celebrate Life Breast Cancer Foundation.