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Giants to wear Sea Lions uniforms in Atlanta


ATLANTA -- The Giants will revive a little-known chapter of their city's baseball past by wearing replica uniforms of the 1946 San Francisco Sea Lions of the West Coast Negro Baseball League during Saturday night's game against the Braves.

The wardrobe change is part of the Braves' Heritage Weekend, which celebrates ongoing efforts to promote civil and human rights.

Fans watching on television must avoid confusion, since the Sea Lions' jersey sports a bear cub on its front. Research revealed that the Sea Lions purchased uniforms previously worn by the San Francisco Cubs, another semipro Negro League team. Thus, to preserve the integrity of history, the Giants designed their replica jerseys in similar fashion.

The Giants will donate one of their game-used uniforms to the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum in Kansas City, Mo.

Chris Haft is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Haft-Baked Ideas, and follow him on Twitter at @sfgiantsbeat. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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