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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 3, 2015


Filed under Showcase, Sports

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...

Green & gold minus the green

Green & gold minus the green

by Louis LaVenture,
News and Sports editor

September 30, 2015


Filed under Sports

Do you like pain? What about having your heart ripped out once a year for a few months at a time? If this sounds good to you, than you should be an Oakland A’s fan. Every year the green and gold are outnumbered and overmatched. When you check the annual total payroll numbers for MLB teams the Athle...

Former CSUEB athlete, coach finds niche

Former CSUEB athlete, coach finds niche

Lauren Vestal,
Contributor

May 7, 2015


Filed under Sports

Growing up, many kids dream of becoming a professional athlete. A rare few actually achieve it. Getting injured is the one thing that can stop top players from achieving high levels of glory, causing most to then choose different career paths. Matt Lisle, a baseball player from Concord, was no ex...

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