Why Have African Americans Disappeared from Baseball?

Posted: 15th April 2010 by Tim Fitzgerald in MLB
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Today, all of Major League Baseball honors Jackie Robinson. But African-Americans currently make up less than 10 percent of MLB rosters.

With any phenomenon in our society, people wonder why it has occurred and share their theories.

Some black players feel they are still unfairly discriminated against. Torii Hunter recently said he felt MLB GMs weren't making an effort to sign black players because Latino players were easier to control.

Hunter would later say his comments were distorted, but it's hard to find a context in his entire statement that makes it seem like that wasn't his point.

Orlando Hudson recently commented that he felt African-American free agents were being excluded, while lesser players of other ethnicities were being sign ...

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