It seems like an annual event. Either a wire service, website or daily newspaper entertains the question of why there are fewer black baseball players and baseball fans. The Post-Dispatch took its turn last week.
I penned several columns examining this question while at the St. Louis American, a weekly African-American newspaper. The idea here is not to argue about the hows and whys or to place blame.
I’m presenting some factual evidence of what I watched growing up. This led – in part – to my love of baseball.
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