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Double Duty Classic

On July 20, 2017, the Chicago White Sox will host the 10th annual Double Duty Classic - an event celebrating the history and tradition of Negro Leagues baseball in Chicago and showcasing the next generation of inner-city baseball players. Elite inner-city high school baseball players from across the country will participate in an All-Star game at Guaranteed Rate Field. Players will dress in uniforms honoring the Negro Leagues' East-West.

Details for the 2017 Double Duty Classic:

  • Thursday, July 20, 2017, at Guaranteed Rate Field
  • FREE ADMISSION - Game Time 1:05 p.m.
  • Complimentary parking is available in LOT B (north of 35th Street)
  • Gates open at noon
  • Live music and entertainment at Gate 5 beginning at 11:30 a.m.
  • The concession stands will be open during the game

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Ted "Double Duty" Radcliffe was born on July 7, 1902, in Mobile, Alabama and played for the Chicago American Giants of the Negro Leagues. At the age of 41, Radcliffe earned MVP honors for his performance during the 1943 season with the American Giants. Nicknamed "Double Duty" because he would regularly pitch the first game of a doubleheader and catch the second game, Radcliffe was one of the most dynamic players in the Negro Leagues and all of baseball. Beginning in 2002, until the year of his death in Chicago in 2005, Radcliffe threw a ceremonial first pitch prior to a White Sox game each season.