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Jan 14 2011

2011 Civil Right Expanded to Larger Event in Atlanta

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NEW YORK — The Civil Rights Game is not only changing settings, it’s getting bigger.

Now approaching its fifth installment, the event has moved from two years in Memphis, Tenn., to two years in Cincinnati, to two years in Atlanta beginning this season. And for the 2011 version, the number of activity-filled days leading up has grown from two to four.

Major League Baseball announced Thursday that the 2011 Civil Rights Game will be a Sunday afternoon affair on May 15, when the Braves host the Phillies — a team with two of the game’s premier African-American players, Jimmy Rollins and Ryan Howard — at Turner Field.

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