Graduation Date

Fall 12-13-2020

Grading Professor

Steve Daly

Subject Concentration

Arts & Culture

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)


African-Americans have been on a decline in the sport of baseball since the 1980’s. Of the 900 players on the 2020 opening day rosters, only 65 were African American. There are currently only two Black managers and one Black general manager in the MLB. As other sports like basketball and baseball continue to rise in popularity, baseball has staggered. The question remains, what is baseball doing wrong? Is it too expensive? Is it simply not inviting to African-Americans? And what, if anything, can be done to curtail these numbers?

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Number of Black Players Per MLB Team

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Percentage of Black Players in the MLB over the year

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Average Annual Cost Per Sport



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