CC Sabathia and Former MLB Players to Participate in Revived Negro League All-Star Game

The National Baseball Hall of Fame is set to revive the Negro League’s East-West All-Star game with a legends exhibition in Cooperstown, New York next May. Announced during the winter meetings Tuesday, the game will take place during Memorial Day weekend at Doubleday Field in Cooperstown and will feature big-name ex-MLB talent. The game will reportedly be the featured event in the annual Hall of Fame Classic weekend. It will also coincide with the museum’s unveiling of a new exhibit commemorating the history of Black Baseball. The exhibit, named “The Souls of the Game: Voice of Black Baseball,” is part of the Hall’s Black Baseball Initiative. The East-West All-Star Game was the annual all-star exhibition for Negro League baseball players, running from 1933 until the last Negro League was disbanded in 1962. According to the Baseball Hall of Fame’s website, the Black Baseball Initiative is “made possible by the Yawkey Foundation” along with other donors.