Is The World Series Racist? The AP Seems To Think So

  • Associated Press writer Ben Walker wrote a column this week noting that there were a number of African-American stars in the 1983 World Series.
  • Now, as the World Series is about to get underway, Walker writes that ““for the first time since 1950, shortly after Jackie Robinson broke the Major League Baseball color barrier, there project to be no U.S.-born Black players in this World Series. Zero.”
  • Walker’s column suggests that young black men who want to play baseball are being denied opportunities. The more likely explanation is that they’re playing other sports now that baseball no longer is the biggest sport in the country.


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