The following morning, Hall of Famers Hank Aaron and Frank Robinson will participate in a discussion of the game moderated by fellow Hall of Famer Dave Winfield. A reunion of former Negro Leagues players who became MLB All-Stars will follow — seven of the 20 are still alive, among them Willie Mays, Ernie Banks, Monte Irvin, Don Newcombe, Minnie Minoso and George Altman.
Phillies slugger Ryan Howard is hosting an invitation-only fundraiser after Monday night's Home Run Derby, and an All-Star game watch party is planned for Tuesday night.
"The timing is absolutely perfect, and sometimes the stars align," Kendrick said on a busy Friday morning. "The museum is started trending in the right direction, we're getting stable, and now you've got this great event that kind of pushes us that much further along.
"And like I've been saying, it's not just the All-Star festivities," he said. "We want to push as many people through the turnstiles as we can, we hope they buy everything off the shelves our of store — but the impact of this game will be felt for years to come."
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