MLB Has Highest Number of Black Players Since 1995

15 04 2009

In recent years, Major League Baseball has taken hits for its players’ steroid use, All-Star games that end in ties, a lack of parity and more.

So, the study done by the University of Central Florida comes as a nice relief for the league that too often finds itself beleaguered with criticism.

The study shows that MLB upped its percentage of black players to 10.2 percent of its participants in 2008, its highest number since 1995. Especially in recent years, the league has faced criticism that it was not reaching out to the black community to spread the game to them, as well as receiving negative words over their lack of minority managers and general managers.

–MK

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