MLB to Allow More to Wear Clemente's No. 21


MLB to Allow More to Wear Clemente's No. 21

MLB has expanded the list of people who can commemorate Roberto Clemente on their jerseys on Wednesday. All uniformed personnel of Puerto Rican descent across the league were granted permission to wear Clemente's No. 21 on the 20th annual Roberto Clemente Day. Additionally, all six nominees for the 2021 Roberto Clemente Award will be permitted to don No. 21, according to ESPN's Marly Rivera. The honor was previously limited to players of Puerto Rican descent.
Players of any heritage or place of birth can also request to wear the number for Roberto Clemente Day as long as the team is given enough notice to create the uniform for Wednesday. All MLB uniforms will feature a No. 21 patch to honor Clemente, as well.
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