Jerry Manuel

Baseball's top minority showcase renamed after Hank Aaron

Major League Baseball's largest developmental effort for minority players is being renamed after one of the sport's greatest players.

The Elite Development Invitational has been renamed the Hank Aaron Invitational and will include a showcase game beginning next season. The event has been held since 2015 for high-school age players to get them to the next levels of the game either on or off the field. The program has been run by Major League Baseball, the Major League Baseball Players Association and USA Baseball.

The announcement was made at Dodger Stadium on Friday before Game 3 of the World Series between the Boston Red Sox and Los Angeles Dodgers.