Phillies to Play in Civil Rights Game, Wear Throwbacks


MLB announced today that the Phillies will play in the 2011 Civil Rights game on May 15th in Atlanta.

From the website:

Major League Baseball vice president of baseball development Jimmie Lee Solomon said that he was pleased to enrich this year's game with the Phillies, who possess a pair of African-American stars (Ryan Howard and Jimmy Rollins), Hawaii native Shane Victorino and popular Latin American stars Raul Ibanez and Carlos Ruiz.


Not to mention four white outdoorsy Aces…

Coincidentally (or not), on Tuesday, Ruben Amaro was given the Anti-Defamation League's "Homegrown Hero Award" for promoting diversity in sports.

Both teams will wear throwbacks from the Negro Leagues.  MLB tells us they are still in the planning stages on which jerseys will be worn and when they'll be unveiled, but I'm guessing it will be a Philadelphia Stars jersey that looks something like this this or please not this.

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  • owen January 13, 2011 at 2:47 pm

    I love how pointing out racial differences somehow means we are becoming closer as a people.

  • Jay January 13, 2011 at 4:06 pm

    The Cursebreaker is outdoorsy? I guess the beach counts as outdoors, but still…

  • mel January 13, 2011 at 11:12 pm

    LOL owen.

  • Tim January 14, 2011 at 12:02 am

    wait, a civil rights game between one of the last team to integrate and a team called the BRAVES. Way to go Bud…

  • Chris January 14, 2011 at 5:22 am

    the phillies can’t wear the third one because the sixers already called dibs

  • owen January 14, 2011 at 11:08 am

    @Tim – That is brilliant my friend

  • Tim January 15, 2011 at 12:38 am

    Any chance I get to rip ol’ Al Selig I take it.

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  • American League January 6, 2016 at 9:31 am

    Me too. I agree 100% to what you just said.

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