The opposing teams of The Game of the
Century are managed by former greats of the games, which is a further
draw for an event of this magnitude. Opening night is designated as
"Nostalgia Night". The fans are requested to dress in the clothing of
the late 1940's from fedora, pork-pie and cloche hats to pin-striped
suits and two-tone shoes for men. Vintage dresses, cigarette skirts and
mules will adorn the women. Original signage and banners from that era
will be hung throughout the stadium as well as corporate sponsorship
packaging for products who endorse the event. Big band music will play
from that time period and make it a night to remember.
We have all heard the stories of Willie
Mays, Hank Aaron and Jackie Robinson, and the obstacles they overcame to
break racial barriers. Ultimately, these men became heroes to African
Americans and instilled in each of us the hope of the American dream.
It was a long and arduous struggle for people of color in the days of
past, and the opportunity to honor these great athletes is destined to
be a landmark event.
The Game of the Century honors the
Legends of the Negro Leagues while offering attendees the opportunity to
participate in a community celebration that builds a sense of pride,
unity and self-respect among the African American and Latino
communities. This unique event not only brings together people of
color, but people of all backgrounds in an atmosphere of harmony, love
and brotherhood. Through the excitement and appreciation of the game of
baseball, The Game of the Century strives to strengthen the bond of the
community providing hope and optimism for a more unified future.