6/21 Summer city classic
On Saturday, the Inaugural Summer City Classic baseball game will be played, presented by Theo Epstein’s charitable Foundation To Be Named Later. The game, which will be played at Les Miller Field, University of Illinois-Chicago baseball park, will bring together two elite 16- and 17-year-old urban youth baseball teams from Chicago and Boston to bring awareness using baseball as a means to promote positive youth development. The baseball game is a part of a weekend-long series of charity events, including the “Hot Stove Cool Music” concert that celebrates baseball, music and giving back.
Attendees at the game will be treated to a memorable morning of great baseball, music and food. The game is scheduled to begin at 9:30 a.m. CT, with Chicago’s Jackie Robinson West Little League facing the Boston Astros. Epstein will be honorary captain of the Chicago team, and his twin brother, Paul, will be honorary captain of the Boston team.