This Isn’t About Hockey

I just remembered, I read this article over the weekend somewheres that said there is only one black (African-American) player on the White Sox baseball team (Jermaine Dye). I found that to be odd. I believe the Cubs have 4 or 5 players who are black, still not very many. Not making a comment one way or the other, I just found that to be a low number, for any team. I guess I always thought of baseball as a relatively even mix of players, black, white, latin. Huh. Guess not.

3 Comments so far

  1. Dave! (unregistered) on April 25th, 2006 @ 12:13 pm

    I think that’s a bit misleading… do Contreras, Ozuna, and Uribe not count because they are Latino?

  2. Danny Doom (unregistered) on April 25th, 2006 @ 12:22 pm

    Well no, they are latino, not black. I found the article, here:

    It says that there are 60% white, 28.7% latin, 8.5% black and 2.5 asian in all of baseball.

    I just found it interesting, and surprising.

  3. Dave! (unregistered) on April 25th, 2006 @ 3:56 pm

    Well, actually they are Latin *American*… and they are probably descendants from the Caribbean slave trade, making them “African”. And compared to my skin color, they are at least very dark brown.

    That’s why I think labels like that are silly…

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