{}
CLOSE

Now Commenting On:

Mariners honor Memorial Day at Safeco Field

|

SEATTLE -- The Mariners honored Memorial Day at Safeco Field by wearing the league-wide specially designed caps and jerseys featuring an authentic military digital camouflage design licensed from the United States Marine Corps, and by holding a few other special pregame events.

On the field prior to the game, the flag was presented by the U.S. Coast Guard Base Seattle Honor Guard. The National Anthem was performed by the First Corps Command Army Band from Joint Base Fort Lewis-McChord, and World War II veteran Bruce Hullinger threw the ceremonial first pitch.

After that, Sergeant Leroy Petry did the honorary game ball delivery, placing the ball on the pitcher's mound to the delight of the crowd.

Greg Johns is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter @GregJohnsMLB as well as his Mariners Musings blog. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

{}
{}
Boys and Girls Club of America

©2014 MLBAM, LP. All rights reserved.

The following are trademarks or service marks of Major League Baseball entities and may be used only with permission of Major League Baseball Properties, Inc. or the relevant Major League Baseball entity: Major League, Major League Baseball, MLB, the silhouetted batter logo, World Series, National League, American League, Division Series, League Championship Series, All-Star Game, and the names, nicknames, logos, uniform designs, color combinations, and slogans designating the Major League Baseball clubs and entities, and their respective mascots, events and exhibitions. Use of the Website signifies your agreement to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy (updated May 24, 2013).

View MLB.com in English | En Español