Monday, April 16, 2007

A different baseball statistic

from Sporting News:

From that day [of Jackie Robinson's entry into major league baseball], the percentage of African Americans in the major leagues climbed steadily until about 1975 -- peaking at 27 percent -- then began falling precipitously. They have been replaced gradually, by Hispanic ballplayers, and more recently by Asians.

Today, the number of African Americans in baseball hovers around 8 percent, roughly the same as the percentage of black adults who list it as their favorite sport.


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