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Rangers to play White Sox in Civil Rights Game

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HOUSTON -- The Rangers will be the visiting team in the seventh-annual Civil Rights Game when they play the White Sox on Aug. 24 at U.S. Cellular Field. It's the first time the Rangers have played in the game, which includes a series of events that weekend developed by MLB to pay tribute to all of those who fought on and off the field for equal rights for all Americans.

"The Civil Rights Game and its surrounding events represent an integral way for Major League Baseball to recognize the courageous people who have fought -- and continue to fight -- injustice," Commissioner Bud Selig said. "When Jackie Robinson broke baseball's color barrier 66 years ago, it was a watershed moment not only in our sport but in American history. With unprecedented diversity of players of all races and ethnicities in the sport today, we are pleased to stand alongside the White Sox in homage to all those of our game and beyond who have paved new paths to equality."

Rangers manager Ron Washington said it's an honor for his team to participate in the game.

"Being a man of color, of course," Washington said. "I know what went on during the Civil Rights years."

T.R. Sullivan is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Postcards from Elysian Fields, and follow him on Twitter @Sullivan_Ranger. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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