FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 27, 2021
Media Contact: Angel Waldron, 301-446-3311
M-NCPPC, Department of Parks and Recreation, Prince George’s County Announces
Negro League Legends Hall of Fame Baseball Game and Auto Show
Riverdale, MD – The Department of Parks and Recreation in Prince George’s County, part of The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, is proud to support the Negro League Legends Hall of Fame (NLLHOF) Annual East/West Vintage Baseball game and auto show. This historic game is being played in observance of NLLHOF week, saluting the 88th anniversary of the game and the 100th anniversary of the Negro National League, founded a year later by Andrew “Rube” Foster - “Father of Black Baseball” in 1920. Some remaining players from the league will be in attendance. The game will be played by former Major/Minor MLB players, local leagues and collegiate players dressed in vintage attire.
“Our Hall of Fame Legends were pioneers in a league of some of the greatest players to play the game of baseball,” states Organizer Dwayne Renal Sims. “We look forward to welcoming local fans to a historic game at Prince George’s Stadium, and continuing to educate the young and old about these players’ contribution to American baseball history.”
The event will take place Saturday, August 7 at Prince George’s Stadium – home of the Bowie Baysox. Enjoy a free auto show at 10:00 am. Gates open at 1 pm for the NLLHOF East/ West Vintage game at the ballpark. Tickets are available here.
The vision of the Negro League Legends Hall of Fame (NLLHOF) is to be an authority and educational entity for young and old on the contributions of the Colored Professional League and the Negro League legendary players, while exploring the rich history of American Baseball. They were pioneers in more ways than just proving to be extraordinary athletes. Founded in 2003 by Dwayne Renal Sims to share the Colored Professional League and the Negro League contributions to America's game of baseball, but also the players participated in fundraisers for Historical Black Colleges including serving in the United States Armed Forces and giving back to their communities. The organization is volunteer oriented - hosting events, exhibitions, and experiences to youth and seasoned citizens. Learn more at negroleaguelegendshalloffame.org.
About the Department
The M-NCPPC, Department of Parks and Recreation delivers an award-winning park system through progressive, innovative leadership and a commitment to the community and the environment in Prince George’s County. For more on the Department of Parks and Recreation, visit www.pgparks.com and stay connected on Facebook, Twitter, PhotoShelter, and Instagram. The Department of Parks and Recreation encourages and supports the participation of individuals with disabilities in all programs and services. Register at least a minimum of two weeks in advance of the program start date to request and receive a disability accommodation.