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White Sox to host Civil Rights game on Aug. 24

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The seventh annual Civil Rights game will play in Chicago for the first time when the White Sox host the Texas Rangers at U.S Cellular Field on August 24.

While the Sox have played in the game twice, it will be a first for the Rangers.

The game was played in Auto Zone Park in Memphis for the first two years, at the Great American Ballpark in Cincinnati in 2009 and 2010 and at Turner Field in Atlanta the last two years. The Sox played the New York Mets in 2008 and the Reds in 2009.

Chicago has roots in Negro League history. The Chicago American Giants won championships in 1926 and 1927.

Major League Baseball and the White Sox will make a joint announcement today at U.S. Cellular Field. Sox chairman Jerry Reinsdorf, Hall of Famer and MLB Executive Vice President of Baseball Development Frank Robinson, Sox executive vice president Ken Williams and Sox greats Frank Thomas and Minnie Minoso will attend a 1 p.m. press conference.

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