Cleveland Indians to honor Parkland victims

Parkland Tribute caps

(Goodyear, AZ) - The Cleveland Indians and the other 29 Major League Baseball teams well honor those lost in the Parkland Florida massacre by a wearing Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School baseball caps before their spring training games this weekend. 

Tribe skipper Terry Francona tells Newsradio WTAM 1100, it's a small gesture that will mean a lot. 

Players will sign the caps, which will be auctioned off to raise money for the Broward Education Foundation, which is the official victim's fund. 

MLB teams will wear the caps pregame on Friday and will also be allowed to wear them during their games. 

Since they're off on Friday, the Royals and Rangers will don the hats on Saturday.

The Commissioner approved the use of the caps during all games on Friday, the Spring Training openers for most of the clubs.

The effort started with a few Grapefruit League teams, which wanted to wear the caps pregame, and it quickly spread across camps in Florida and Arizona. 

Soon all 30 teams had decided to join in the support and fundraising effort for the school community.

The Stoneman Douglas High School caps are reminiscent of how the Mets wore NYPD and FDNY caps following the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks in 2001.

(Photos by Getty Images & Major League Baseball)

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