Marian Catholic baseball players participate in Double Duty Classic

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Annual game at Guaranteed Rate Field celebrates Negro League baseball

information provided by Marian Catholic High School

CHICAGO HEIGHTS, Ill. (July 25, 2018) – The Chicago White Sox held the annual Double Duty Classic (DDC) on Tuesday, July 24, 2018. The DDC celebrates the history and tradition of Negro League baseball in Chicago and promotes the next generation of inner-city baseball players.

The game featured the best inner-city high school players dressed in retro East-West All-Star uniforms, honoring past Negro Leaguers and those who played in the historic game at Old Comiskey Park. Angelo Cantelo ’19 (Blue Island), Pierce Jones ’19 (Chicago), and Cameron Bufford ’19 (South Holland) represented Marian Catholic High School in the game. Jones, a Northern Illinois commit, received the honor of catching the ceremonial first pitch thrown by 2005 World Series Most Valuable Player and White Sox ambassador, Jermaine Dye. Additionally, Cantelo, who started for the East team as a designated hitter and plays catcher/first baseman for Marian Catholic, received the Minnie Miñoso Most Valuable Player Award.

Cameron Bufford ’19 (South Holland) represented Marian Catholic High School in the Double Duty Classic at Guaranteed Rate Field. (Photo provided)
Pierce Jones (left) received the honor of catching the ceremonial first pitch thrown by 2005 World Series Most Valuable Player and White Sox ambassador Jermaine Dye (center). Angelo Cantelo (right) received the Minnie Miñoso Most Valuable Player Award. (Photo provided)

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Marian Catholic High School is a Catholic, coeducational, college preparatory high school within the Dominican tradition of study, prayer, community, and preaching. Marian Catholic students seek truth, exhibit personal responsibility, cultivate their individual talents, and demonstrate ethical leadership and Christian service.

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