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Where Are the African American Baseball Players?

By Tom Dubberke On June - 25 - 2010
Here’s an AP article today which points out that of the 269 players on the eight teams playing in the College World Series this year, only eight are African American.  While I am not surprised that fewer African Americans are playing the sport than 30 years ago, the specific numbers above are shocking. It’s no secret that young black athletes have lost interest in baseball in favor of basketball and football.  In the spring of 1996, I had a roommate who was teaching and coaching baseball at Galileo High School in San Francisco.  That’s the high school that Joe ...

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