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Black Baseball Players

'He Meant So Much To The Game , But Even More Across Society'

Bleacher Report | Posted 04.15.2014 | Black Voices

On the eve of Jackie Robinson Day 2014, Bleacher Report had an exclusive opportunity to speak with some of the most visible and prominent African-Amer...

Black Players In Major League Baseball At 1950s Levels

Huffington Post | Alissa Scheller | Posted 04.09.2014 | Sports

Jackie Robinson broke Major League baseball's color barrier in 1947, but in the past few years, the percentage of African-American players on the fiel...

World Series Highlights MLB's Lack Of Black Players

Posted 10.25.2013 | Black Voices

When Adron Chambers was left off the Cardinals’ World Series roster Wednesday to create a spot for the team’s RBI leader, Allen Craig, Red Sox uti...

Why African-Americans Don't Play Pro Baseball | Posted 04.19.2013 | Black Voices

The decline in African-American participation in baseball has become an annual parlor game. It works like this: Everybody on the field dresses up in N...

Race in Baseball: A Fan's Journey From Ebbets to Wrigley

David Protess | Posted 06.17.2013 | Chicago
David Protess

The pregame ritual happened every spring between 1951 and 1956. I bounded down the stairs of my family's two-flat in Brooklyn, a leather mitt covering my left hand, and excitedly knocked on my grandparents' door. Ready to go, Pop?