Major League Baseball (MLB) and the Houston Astros announced there will be a 2014 Civil Rights Game at Minute Maid Park on Friday, May 30. The game will be played between the Houston Astros and the Baltimore Orioles and will air nationally on the MLB Network.
Additionally, the MLB Beacon Awards Luncheon will be held on Thursday, May 29, followed by the Baseball & Civil Rights Movement Roundtable Discussion on Friday, May 30.
The Astros will wear the uniforms of the Houston Eagles (1949-1950), which was the only team from Texas in Negro Leagues history. And The Orioles will wear the uniforms of the Baltimore Elite Giants (1938-1950).
The Civil Rights Game and its ancillary activities are a series of events developed by the MLB to pay tribute to those who fought on and off the field for equal rights for all Americans. This year’s event is another example of the Houston Astros supporting MLB initiatives geared toward highlighting diversity in baseball.