The Civil Rights Game and a series of additional events that week will honor those who fought on and off the field for equal rights. The game will be televised on MLB Network.
Other events include: a May 29 roundtable discussion about the role baseball played in the civil rights movement and the sport’s current role as a social institution; the MLB Beacon Awards luncheon on May 30; and a youth baseball and softball clinic on a date to be determined.
Former Orioles outfielder and manager Frank Robinson, a Hall of Famer and current MLB executive vice president of baseball development, attended the announcement Tuesday at Minute Maid Park.
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