David Williams
David Williams

Event Announcement: David Williams Fall Classic – Vanderbilt, Michigan to Promote Collegiate Athletics Diversity

WHAT: The 2019 NCAA Champion Vanderbilt Commodores will face the Michigan Wolverines in the 1st Annual David Williams Fall Classic. This exhibition game is a rematch of the 2019 College World Series. Both teams will wear uniforms developed by Nike, Music City Baseball, and the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum to pay tribute to Negro Leagues Baseball and its impact on Nashville’s baseball history.

The Fall Classic is named in honor of David Williams, the late Vanderbilt Vice Chancellor for Athletics and University Affairs and Athletics Director. The focus of the Classic is to promote diversity and inclusion in collegiate athletics.

Admission to the game is free, with complimentary t-shirts for all fans in attendance, and the first 300 fans will receive free Vanderbilt baseball desk helmets. All youth, eighth grade and younger, will have the chance to stand on the field for the National Anthem and run the bases post-game.

Nov. 10, 2019
Noon – First Pitch
Gates open at 10 a.m.

Hawkins Field
2600 Jess Neely Dr.
Nashville, TN 37212

Bob Kendrick, President of the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum
Gail Williams, Assoc. Director of Community Relations at Vanderbilt University
John Loar, Managing Director of Music City Baseball
Alberto Gonzales, Chairman of the Board for Music City Baseball
Dave Stewart, former MLB All-Star Pitcher
Tony LaRussa, former MLB Manager
Mickey Guyton, Universal Music Group Nashville Recording Artist

Madison Hannum
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