Hall of Fame East-West Classic Weekend

Honoring and Celebrating the History of Black Baseball. 

East-West Classic Logo

Final score: East 5, West 4

The greatest legends of Black baseball demonstrated their talent and desire for four decades at the annual Negro Leagues East-West All-Star Game. 

The Museum paid tribute to that legacy at Hall of Fame East-West Classic: A Tribute to the Negro Leagues All-Star Game, presented by Boeing, in front of a sellout crowd of 5,740 fans at Doubleday Field.

Hall of Fame Chairman of the Board Jane Forbes Clark, Ryan Howard and President Josh Rawitch

Bob Feller Player of the Game:
Ryan Howard

Howard went 2-for-3 with a three-run home run in the bottom of the fifth inning to lead Team East past Team West 5-4.

FULL ROSTER

Honorary Team Members:

Harold Reynolds

Mookie Wilson

Negro League Legends: 

Sam Allen

Pedro Sierra

TEAM EAST

Chris Young

Captain

 

Josh Barfield

Doug Glanville

Tony Gwynn Jr.

Jerry Hairston

Scott Hairston

LaTroy Hawkins

Ryan Howard

Edwin Jackson

Jeremy Jeffress

Adam Jones

Russell Martin

Melvin Mora

David Price

 

TEAM WEST

CC Sabathia

Captain

 

José Contreras

Mo'ne Davis

Ian Desmond

Prince Fielder

Dexter Fowler

Curtis Granderson

Darrell Miller

Tyson Ross

Tony Sipp

B.J. Upton

Justin Upton

Brandon Watson

 

 

FULL ROSTER

Honorary Team Members:

Harold Reynolds

Mookie Wilson

Negro League Legends: 

Sam Allen

Pedro Sierra

TEAM EAST

Chris Young

Captain

 

Josh Barfield

Doug Glanville

Tony Gwynn Jr.

Jerry Hairston

Scott Hairston

LaTroy Hawkins

Ryan Howard

Edwin Jackson

Jeremy Jeffress

Adam Jones

Russell Martin

Melvin Mora

David Price

 

TEAM WEST

CC Sabathia

Captain

 

José Contreras

Mo'ne Davis

Ian Desmond

Prince Fielder

Dexter Fowler

Curtis Granderson

Darrell Miller

Tyson Ross

Tony Sipp

B.J. Upton

Justin Upton

Brandon Watson

 

 

What is the East-West Classic?

The greatest legends of Black baseball demonstrated their talent and desire for four decades at the annual Negro Leagues East-West All-Star Game.

The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum paid tribute to that legacy by hosting the Hall of Fame East-West Classic: A Tribute to the Negro Leagues All-Star Game presented by Boeing with support from Major League Baseball. 

The Negro Leagues East-West All-Star Game debuted in 1933 at Chicago’s Comiskey Park and was played annually through 1962, including several years that featured multiple games. Hall of Famer Bill Foster was the winning pitcher in the inaugural East-West All-Star Game and several future Hall of Famers starred in the game throughout the years, including Cool Papa Bell, Ray Brown, Andy Cooper, Leon Day, Josh Gibson, Buck Leonard, Satchel Paige, Jackie Robinson and Willie Wells.

The Souls of the Game logo

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Located in the Yawkey Gallery, The Souls of the Game: Voices of Black Baseball spotlights the decades-long history of Black baseball prior to the formation of the Negro Leagues, through the complexities of baseball’s re-integration, to the challenges that remain today, revealing the deep connections between baseball and Black America.

The exhibit is part of the Hall of Fame’s Black Baseball Initiative that includes additional outreach programs, educational materials and virtual programming and is made possible by the Yawkey Foundation with additional support from Bill Janetschek in honor of his siblings Robert and Ann, the Anthony A. Yoseloff Foundation and the Bisignano Family. 

PLAN YOUR VISIT

The memories you’ll make here will last a lifetime. Awed by priceless artifacts. Moved by stories and triumphs that inspired and united a nation. Find your way to the National Baseball Hall of Fame Museum, and you’ll make history of your own.

BLACK BASEBALL INITIATIVE

The Museum has launched one of the largest initiatives in the institution’s history. The Black Baseball Initiative will inspire people through the stories of those who overcame seemingly insurmountable challenges to play the game they loved. 

TRAVEL PACKAGES

The Museum has teamed up with Sports Travel and Tours to offer baseball fans a one-stop opportunity to purchase Hall of Fame Classic Weekend travel packages. For more information or to plan a trip to Cooperstown, please call 1-888-310-HALL (4255). Membership participants receive a 5% discount on all their baseball travel packages.

PLAN YOUR VISIT

The memories you’ll make here will last a lifetime. Awed by priceless artifacts. Moved by stories and triumphs that inspired and united a nation. Find your way to the National Baseball Hall of Fame Museum, and you’ll make history of your own.

BLACK BASEBALL INITIATIVE

The Museum has launched one of the largest initiatives in the institution’s history. The Black Baseball Initiative will inspire people through the stories of those who overcame seemingly insurmountable challenges to play the game they loved. 

TRAVEL PACKAGES

The Museum has teamed up with Sports Travel and Tours to offer baseball fans a one-stop opportunity to purchase Hall of Fame Classic Weekend travel packages. For more information or to plan a trip to Cooperstown, please call 1-888-310-HALL (4255). Membership participants receive a 5% discount on all their baseball travel packages.