Alfonso Soriano's Under Armour Yard II Mother's Day edition cleats.Alfonso Soriano’s Under Armour Yard II Mother’s Day edition cleats.

words // Nick Engvall

This past Sunday was Mother’s Day (if you’re just realizing that now, you better be preparing an incredible apology) and to pay tribute mothers around the world and also raise awareness for breast cancer, Major League Baseball players hit the diamond with all sorts of pink baseball equipment.

Under Armour baseball provided many of their sponsored players with pink cleats. Louisville Slugger made up special pink Mother’s Day bats for players using their baseball bats. Franklin made up special pink versions of their Authentic Pro Classic batting gloves. Even Major League Baseball got into the spirit by creating pink ribbon wristbands for players that wanted to pay tribute to mom, as well as tagging each of the basses used in Sunday’s games with a special Mother’s Day plaque.

Check out all the breast cancer awareness pink baseball equipment below and let us know who you think put forth their best effort in thinking pink in the latest MLB Watch.

 

MLB Watch: A look at what the pros use on the baseball diamond.

 

Another look at Alfonso Soriano's Under Armour Yard II Mother's Day edition cleats.Another look at Alfonso Soriano’s Under Armour Yard II Mother’s Day edition cleats.

Rickie Weeks sports MLB Mother's Day pink ribbon wristbands.Rickie Weeks sports MLB Mother’s Day pink ribbon wristbands and bracelet.

Erick Aybar wore a pink sleeve and pink Franklin batting gloves.Erick Aybar wore a pink arm sleeve and pink Franklin batting gloves.

A closer shot of the MLB pink ribbon wristbands many players wore.A closer shot of the MLB pink ribbon wristbands many players wore.

Louisville Slugger even made special pink bats for Mother's Day.Louisville Slugger even made special pink ribbon bats for Mother’s Day.

Hanley Ramirez using the Louisville Slugger pink bat.Hanley Ramirez using the Louisville Slugger pink ribbon bat.

Todd Helton signs a Louisville Slugger pink bat for a lucky fan.Todd Helton signs a Louisville Slugger pink bat for a lucky fan.

Brandon Phillips wearing the UA Yard II Mother's Day pink colorway.Brandon Phillips wearing the UA Yard II Mother’s Day pink colorway.

Mark Trumbo also wearing pink UA baseball cleats.Mark Trumbo also wearing pink UA baseball cleats.

Matt Kemp of the Dodgers wearing the Nike Air Max Diamond Elite.Matt Kemp of the Dodgers wearing the Nike Air Max Diamond Elite Fly.

Ryan Howard equipped with cleats and batting gloves from adidas.Ryan Howard equipped with cleats and batting gloves from adidas.

Roy Halladay wearing a Nike Diamond Elite glove.Roy Halladay wearing a Nike Diamond Elite Pro glove.

LaTroy Hawkins wearing the adidas Diamond King.LaTroy Hawkins wearing the adidas Diamond King.

Miguel Cabrera wearing player exclusive Franklin batting gloves.Miguel Cabrera wearing player exclusive Franklin batting gloves.

J.P. Arencibia makes a tough play wearing Easton catcher's equipment.J.P. Arencibia makes a tough play wearing Easton catcher’s equipment.

Francisco Rodriguez throws wearing his player exclusive Reebok cleats.Francisco Rodriguez throws wearing his player exclusive Reebok cleats.

Bobby Abreu wearing his B-Top baseball cleats.Bobby Abreu wearing his B-Top baseball cleats.

Carlos Quentin wearing Mizuno batting gloves.Carlos Quentin wearing Mizuno batting gloves.

Ike Davis wearing Mizuno 9-Spike cleats.Ike Davis wearing Mizuno 9-Spike cleats.

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