This year’s World Series between the Houston Astros and Philadelphia Phillies will likely feature zero U.S.-born Black players for the first time since 1950. During a media availability session on Thursday, Astros manager Dusty Baker shared his thoughts on what that means for baseball.
Baker told reporters it’s not a good luck for the game but remains positive about its future.
“I don’t think that that’s something that baseball should really be proud of,” said Baker, who played 19 MLB seasons. “It looks bad. It let’s people know it didn’t take a year or even a decade to get to this point. But there is help on the way. You can tell by the number of African American No. 1 draft choices.”
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