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The Pioneer

The Pioneer

Baseball player bucks the trend: First Black pitcher in 16 years

Baseball player bucks the trend: First Black pitcher in 16 years

DaRyn Merriwether,
Contributor

December 2, 2015

Historically, baseball has had a low population of African American play ers. Following Hank Aaron’s home run in 1979, there was an increase in Af- rican American players on game-day rosters. However, since 2013, only 8.3 percent of players were African American, according to the Universi...

California State University East Bay
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