HBCU Swingman Classic

The HBCU Swingman Classic, powered by the MLB-MLBPA Youth Development Foundation (YDF), is an annual All-Star experience for baseball student-athletes from Division-I programs at Historically Black Colleges & Universities (HBCU). The inaugural philanthropic and educational event, which will center around an "All-Star" Game, will be held during 2023 MLB All-Star Week on July 7 at T-Mobile Park, home of the Seattle Mariners. Major League Baseball and the Players Association co-operate the event.

The HBCU Swingman Classic will highlight the history and legacy of HBCU baseball programs while also providing 50 HBCU baseball players with the opportunity to showcase their talent on a national stage. The student-athletes will be selected by a committee that will include YDF Ambassador and Hall of Famer Ken Griffey Jr., representatives from MLB and MLBPA, and scouts.