Take me out to the ball game!
Two HBCUs will face off against each other at the oldest ballpark in professional baseball, thanks to the Boston Red Sox and sponsors, according to reports.
The historic game at Fenway Park is important for both the Florida A&M and the North Carolina Central baseball teams in terms of improving Major League Baseball’s racial diversity among future players, and no matter who wins, FAMU’s interim athletic director D’Wayne Robinson says before any action begins, he must take a few groundballs when the teams plays on Saturday, April 25 at 10 a.m.
[quote_box_center]From the Tallahassee Democrat: “I told coach (Shouppe), I don’t care what happens but I have to get on the field and warm up with you guys,” Robinson said.[/quote_box_center]
“If I don’t do anything but toss the ball around or take a grounder at short(stop). … That’s the closest I will come at this point in my life to being on the field. It’s going to be exciting and we are really looking forward to it,” he added.
The Rattlers (11-15 overall, 7-5 MEAC) hopes to keep their four-game winning streak alive after coming off a three-game sweep of the Aggies at Moore-Kittles Field on Sunday. The Eagles (11-15 overall, 6-5 MEAC) plays the Trojans next at home.
According to Tallahassee.com, the historic matchup between FAMU and NCCU at Fenway Park was scheduled by the Red Sox to showcase the two Black college teams to the Boston area.