610SPOR2 35h_CBSSportsRad_Houston

Sports

Houston Astros To Host The Civil Rights Game

By JULIE TAKAHASHI, SportsRadio 610
View Comments
Featured Items

77820352_8Hot Cheerleader - Funny Faces 2014

Small-WttJJ Watt Talks Contract & Quips "Commercials Only Pay So Much"

77820352_8Meet The 6-10s

136535896 Houston Astros To Host The Civil Rights GameWATCH: Texans Cheerleaders Take Ice Bucket Challenge

From Our CBS Music Sites

77820352_8If You Get A Call From These Area Codes DON’T ANSWER

77820352_8Signs Your Relationship Is Solid

77820352_8PHOTOS: Maxim's List Of The 50 Hottest Celebs

Sports Fan Insider

Keep up with your favorite teams and athletes with daily updates.
Sign Up
(Photo Credit: Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

(Photo Credit: Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Houston (CBS Houston)– The Houston Astros’ big announcement Tuesday was the franchise will host the Baltimore Orioles in the annual MLB Civil Rights game on May 30, 2014.

“The Astros are honored to host the 2014 Civil Rights Game,” Astros owner Jim Crane said. “We have been pleased to support Major League Baseball’s many initiatives over the past two seasons and look forward to continuing to do so. The Civil Rights Game and its activities are a great way for us to honor those that have fought for equality in the past, and to promote diversity and opportunity in our game moving forward.”

The 8th Annual Civil Rights Game will continue to pay tribute to those who fought on and off the field for equal rights for all Americans.

It began in Memphis in 2007 as an exhibition game and was hosted last season by the Chicago White Sox.

Follow Julie Takahashi on Twitter: @Julie_Takahashi

LATEST SPORTS STORIES:

View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 24,892 other followers