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Astros to host 2014 Civil Rights Game

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Major League Baseball announced Tuesday that the 2014 Civil Rights Game will be hosted by the Houston Astros on May 30 at Minute Maid Park.

The Astros will play the Baltimore Orioles.

The Civil Rights Game is a "tribute to those who fought on and off the field for equal rights for all Americans" and includes several days of events, including a youth clinic and awards luncheon.

The game is in its eighth year and will be televised by the MLB Network.

"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," Commissioner Bud Selig said in a release. "The Civil Rights Game and its surrounding events are an opportunity not only for our game to honor those who have fought for equality throughout American history, but also to remind us that the battle against injustice continues. As a social institution that features unprecedented diversity of all races and ethnicities throughout our sport, we are proud to join the Astros in remembering this important era in history."
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