Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Phillies Trying To Bring Blacks Back To Baseball!

African Americans participation in Major League Baseball has diminished dramatically over time with the percentage being just over 8 percent as recently as 2007. These numbers pale in comparison in relation to pro football and basketbal, respectively. The reigning Major League Baseball Champion Philadelphia Phillies are trying to make an impact on these numbers in the Philly area with former MVP Jimmy Rollins actively going into the community and working with young kids. Some of the reasoning behind the diminished numbers is the real fact that many young African American males don't have fathers in the household to at least introduce them to the sport, and also that the sport is simply very slow at times. Interesting accompanying article from the Philadelphia Inquirer.

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