The first 15,000 fans to enter Minute Maid Park on Friday will receive a special commemorative Civil Rights Game cap, and the Astros will treat fans to a postgame fireworks show with a Motown theme.
The Civil Rights Game began in Memphis, Tenn., in 2007, centering on an exhibition game between the Cardinals and Indians. After another exhibition game in Memphis in '08 between the Mets and White Sox, the Civil Rights Game moved to Cincinnati ('09-10), then Atlanta ('11-12) as regular-season contests, and last year was hosted in Chicago by the White Sox.
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