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MLB selects Beacon Award winners

Updated: January 20, 2014, 12:41 AM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- Maya Angelou, Berry Gordy and Jim Brown will be honored at the 2014 MLB Beacon Awards Luncheon in May.

Major League Baseball announced Monday that the iconic author-poet, music business maven and football legend will receive awards May 30 in Houston before the annual Civil Rights Game.

The Houston Astros will host the Baltimore Orioles in this year's Civil Rights Game. It will air on the MLB Network.

Past recipients of MLB Beacon Awards include Muhammad Ali, Aretha ...

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