There is an issue at the major-league level with the number of African Americans dropping dramatically. When I played, there were 27 percent African Americans. Now there is only 8 percent
There are way too many of our young men in criminal institutions rather than college institutions ... The carrot to our program is baseball, but it will be the students' work in the classroom that gets them on the field. It would be great if they can learn physics and relate it to baseball.
It has been weird ... He and Jerry Manuel were the only managers I had played for. Not having him around, hearing him all the time, is a big difference.More quotes »
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to pre-screenings, and they have sons and daughters that went to those screenings, and they left practicing their swings. The Jerry Manuel Foundation, which concentrates on getting African American boys to take baseball seriously again, is setting up screenings, from Movies Online Read more »
MLB forms diversity committee, black players focus
and college baseball, the MLB scouting bureau and other areas. Hall of Famer Frank Robinson and former major league manager Jerry Manuel are among the members. MLB says about 8.5 percent of players on this year's opening day rosters identified themselves as from San Francisco Chronicle Read more »