ATLANTA (AP) - The Atlanta Braves have been chosen to host Major
League Baseball's Civil Rights Games in 2010-11.
Team president John Schuerholz made the announcement Wednesday
at the King Center. No dates or opponents have been set for the
games, which will be played during the next two regular seasons.
The 2009-10 games were held in Cincinnati.
Jimmie Lee Solomon, MLB's executive vice president for baseball
development, says Atlanta, the home of slain civil rights activist
Martin Luther King Jr., is an easy choice as the host city.
Atlanta's two-day event next year will end with a Braves game at
Turner Field. Solomon says baseball has yet to decide on activities
or an agenda for 2011.
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