Now officially one month into baseball season, the MLB continues to heat up as summer approaches. If you’re looking to take in a game this month, make sure to get the most out of your experience and pick up a freebie when you visit the ballpark. Fan giveaways and promotional items are plentiful throughout the season, and May offers a variety of them to please every fan. Check out some of the best May MLB giveaways ahead.
What sets May apart in baseball season is the variety of holidays that fall within its 31 days. Kicking it all off is the unofficial holiday of Star Wars Day, recognized on May 4. Every team across the league is celebrating Star Wars Day in some capacity this season as one of their popular Theme Nights. However, not every team recognizes it this early in the season, and only a select few celebrate it on May 4. Among those are the Yankees, who will hand out special Aaron Judge Jedi bobbleheads. The Mariners take on the Angels that night but not before giving fans a “Han Seago” bobblehead to play on the Star Wars theme.
Next of course comes Mother’s Day on May 13. Most teams with home games that weekend are offering some sort of Mother’s Day giveaway, many of which vary. Moms in attendance can pick up gifts like scarves, sun hats, bracelets, cosmetic bags, pullovers and more at various ballparks.
Finally, as May comes to a close, Memorial Day weekend ushers in the unofficial start of summer. With it, teams across the league are honoring veterans and military members for their sacrifice. The Diamondbacks, Dodgers and Orioles are all holding special giveaways on Memorial Day, including items like caps, tee shirts and aprons.
Other notable giveaways this month include a replica 1968 National League Championship ring handed out to Cardinals fans and a Seattle Mariners blanket hoodie to have on hand when night games turn chilly after the sun goes down. In addition, White Sox fans have not one, not two, but three opportunities to snag free tee shirts as part of the team’s ongoing Free Shirt Thursday promotion.
See the full list of our top May MLB giveaways in chronological order below and click on any of the links to browse tickets for the featured game. Please note, the first team listed is the home team for each game.
Best May MLB Giveaways
May 3 – Chicago White Sox vs. Minnesota Twins – Free Shirt Thursday
May 4 – Atlanta Braves vs. San Francisco Giants – Ozzie Calrissian Star Wars Bobblehead
May 4 – Seattle Mariners vs. LA Angels – Han Seago Bobblehead
May 4 – New York Yankees vs. Cleveland Indians – Aaron Judge Jedi Bobblehead
May 5 – Oakland Athletics vs. Baltimore Orioles – Black Panther Bobblehead
May 8 – LA Dodgers vs. Arizona Diamondbacks – 60th Anniversary Collectors Card Set
May 12 – LA Dodgers vs. Cincinnati Reds – 60th Anniversary Cap
May 13 – Houston Astros vs. Texas Rangers – Infinity Scarf
May 13 – LA Dodgers vs. Cincinnati Reds – Mother’s Day Cosmetic Bag
May 13 – Baltimore Orioles vs. Tampa Bay Rays – Mother’s Day Pashmina Scarf
May 13 – Philadelphia Phillies vs. New York Mets – Ladies Pullover
May 13 – Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Washington Nationals – Mother’s Day Tote Bag
May 13 – LA Angels vs. Minnesota Twins – Mother’s Day Sun Hat
May 13 – Colorado Rockies vs. Milwaukee Brewers – Mother’s Day Bracelet
May 13 – Pittsburgh Pirates vs. San Francisco Giants – Kids Drawstring Bag, Moms Beach Bag
May 14 – Boston Red Sox vs. Oakland Athletics – Kimbrel Growing Beard Plant
May 17 – Chicago White Sox vs. Texas Rangers – Free Shirt Thursday
May 18 – Seattle Mariners vs. Detroit Tigers – Mariners Blanket Hoodie
May 19 – St. Louis Cardinals vs. Philadelphia Phillies – Replica 1968 National League Championship Ring
May 20 – San Francisco Giants vs. Colorado Rockies – 60th Anniversary Expandable Backpack
May 24 – Chicago White Sox vs. Baltimore Orioles – Free Shirt Thursday
May 26 – Colorado Rockies vs. Cincinnati Reds – 25th Anniversary “All-Time 25” Roster T-Shirt
May 28 – Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Cincinnati Reds – Memorial Day Camo Cap
May 28 – LA Dodgers vs. Philadelphia Phillies – Memorial Day Apron
May 28 – Baltimore Orioles vs. Washington Nationals – Orioles Memorial Day T-Shirt
May 30 – Baltimore Orioles vs. Washington Nationals – Orioles Cooler Backpack