Black Players In Baseball Make Up Less Than 10% Of The Sport Today. Why?

Written by on October 23, 2021

Black participation in Major League Baseball has declined for years — and The Washington Post spent this baseball season trying to understand why.

In the 1970s, Black baseball players made up about 20% of MLB. Today, that number has dropped to nearly 8%.

The Post launched a project called “The Nine” centered around the profiles of nine legendary baseball players. Chelsea Janes, national baseball reporter and a writer on . . .

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