Astros to host 2014 MLB Civil Rights game

November 19, 2013 9:47:00 AM PST
The Houston Astros will host the 2014 Major League Baseball Civil Rights game, the league announced on Tuesday.

The game, which will feature the Astros against the Baltimore Orioles, and events surrounding the game will pay tribute to those who fought on and off the field for equal rights for all Americans.

"I am pleased to announce the Houston Astros, who have demonstrated a substantial commitment to supporting diversity throughout our industry, as the hosts of Major League Baseball's 2014 Civil Rights Game," Baseball Commissioner Allan H. (Bud) Selig said.

The game will be played in front of a national TV audience on the MLB Network on May 30 at Minute Maid Park. Some of the ancillary events include MLB Beacon Awards Luncheon, the Baseball and Civil Rights Movement Roundtable Discussion and a youth baseball and softball event that will all take place that week.

Reporter Deborah Wrigley is following this story and will have more on Eyewitness News beginning at 4pm.

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