The Pioneer

The Pioneer

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

PHOTO COURTESY OF PIONEER ATHLETICS
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....

Green & gold minus the green

GRAPHIC BY TAM DUONG JR/THE PIONEER
September 30, 2015

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...

Former CSUEB athlete, coach finds niche

The number and letter plaques are lined up in the scoreboard room at O. co Coliseum in Oakland where Matt Lisle maintains a part-time job.
May 7, 2015

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...

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