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Celebrations honor Willie Mays, Negro League players ahead of SF Giants game at Rickwood Field

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Major League Baseball honored Negro League baseball with a game between the San Francisco Giants and St. Louis Cardinals on Thursday, at the historic Rickwood Field Ballpark in Birmingham, Alabama.
It was even more meaningful because it came just days after the passing of Giants legend, Willie Mays, who started his baseball career there. This event was originally intended to honor Mays’ career and life and now fans are also mourning his passing.
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The game, which MLB called « A Tribute to the Negro Leagues », was meant to honor the legacy of Mays and other Black baseball greats who left an enduring mark on the sport.
ABC7 Sports Anchor Chris Alvarez was there to chronicle the day.

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