HBCU Swingman Classic presented by T-Mobile and powered by the MLB-MLBPA Youth Development Foundation

HBCU Swingman Classic

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The HBCU Swingman Classic presented by T-Mobile & powered by the MLB-MLBPA Youth Development Foundation (YDF) is an annual All-Star experience for baseball student-athletes from Division-I programs at Historically Black Colleges & Universities (HBCU). The philanthropic & educational event, which will center around an HBCU “All-Star Game,” will be held during 2024 MLB All-Star Week on Friday, July 12, at Globe Life Field, home of the World Champion Texas Rangers.

The HBCU Swingman Classic will highlight the history and legacy of HBCU baseball programs while also providing 50 HBCU players with the opportunity to showcase their talent on a national stage. The student-athletes will be selected by a committee that will include YDF Ambassador & Hall of Famer Ken Griffey Jr. alongside representatives from MLB and MLBPA, as well as scouts.

In addition to a National Anthem performance by 20-time GRAMMY-winning artist, producer, songwriter and music icon, Kirk Franklin, you won't want to miss the Battle of the Bands! Catch the captivating performances of two of the premier HBCU marching bands — Prairie View A&M's ‘Marching Storm' and Texas Southern's 'Ocean of Soul' — as they bring energy and vibrancy of HBCU culture and excellence to Globe Life Field.

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HBCU Swingman Classic presented by T-Mobile

July 12, 2024 at 7 p.m. CT
Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas

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