Photo: Louisville baseball to honor Muhammad Ali with special patch

Later this week, boxing legend Muhammad Ali will be laid to rest in his hometown of Louisville, Kentucky. However, his legacy will live on forever and his impact on the Louisville community and the entire world will never be forgotten.

When the Louisville baseball team takes the field on Saturday for their NCAA Baseball Super Regional against UC Santa Barbara, they will be ensuring that they do their part in remembering the legend.

On Wednesday, the Louisville equipment staff unveiled new “Ali” patches that will be worn on the baseball’s team’s hats — presumably through the remainder of the NCAA baseball tournament.

@UofLbaseball will be wearing ALI patches on all 3 hats to remember Louisville's Greatest Champ, Muhammad Ali #L1C4 pic.twitter.com/RUwYmyNPI3

— Louisville Equipment (@UofLEquipment) June 8, 2016

The caps were spotted on players when they met with the media.

Louisville baseball caps for Super Regional will have 'Ali' on the side. #Ali pic.twitter.com/U3sZOWtnLf

— Jody Demling (@jdemling) June 8, 2016

"ALI" patch on cap of Louisville baseball player Blake Tiberi. pic.twitter.com/uDZPTP4dOy

— Steve Jones (@SteveJones_SU) June 8, 2016

Kudos to the Cardinals for such a great gesture.

Louisville and UC Santa Barbara go head-to-head on Saturday, June 11 at Jim Patterson Stadium. The game is set to begin at noon.

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*Featured Photo (above) credit to USA TODAY Sports