MLB To Hold Diversity Summit In N.Y. To Coincide With Jackie Robinson Day Celebration
MLB will hold its third annual Diversity Business Summit in N.Y. with the Yankees serving as the host club. The summit will be held April 14-15, designed to run along with the league's celebration of Jackie Robinson Day instead of its previous June scheduling. Commissioner Bud Selig will deliver a keynote address, and the event will again involve execs from all 30 clubs, MLBAM, MLB Network and Minor League Baseball. The first two league Diversity Business Summits were held in Chicago and Houston. Attendees of this year's Summit will be welcomed at Yankee Stadium for the Jackie Robinson Day game between the Yankees and Cubs, which will feature the dedication of a new plaque in Monument Park honoring the late Nelson Mandela.