Mays, King, Belafonte to be honored by MLB

Hall of Fame outfielder Willie Mays, tennis player Billie Jean

King and entertainer Harry Belafonte will be honored by Major

League Baseball as part of its Civil Rights Game festivities next

month.

The St. Louis Cardinals and the Cincinnati Reds will play the

annual game on May 15 at Great American Ball Park. The weekend is

dedicated to those who worked for equal rights.

Mays, King and Belafonte will receive baseball’s Beacon Awards

at a luncheon before the game.

Boxer Muhammad Ali, entertainer Bill Cosby and Hall of Famer

Hank Aaron received the awards at last year’s game, also played in

Cincinnati.