September 30, 2020         
The Knot Pledges to Support Crucial Forest Restoration With Every Order of The Knot Invitations   •   STOMP Out Bullying Announces World Month of Bullying Prevention October 2020   •   National Addiction Treatment Network Connects Charleston Area Medical Center, Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation   •   Unifor condemns racist treatment of Joyce Echaquan   •   Prestigious national pediatric medical device competition announces six winners to share in $250K NCC-PDI grant funding   •   American Fair Credit Council Announces New Board Addition   •   Future-Proof Your Career & Company: Galvanize Debuts Part-Time Software Engineering Professional Development Courses   •   $1 Million Program Launched to Assist Northern and Central California Communities Impacted by Wildfires in 2020   •   Headstrong Project Inc. Announces Partnership with The Bob & Renee Parsons Foundation to Expand Mental Health Services For V   •   Del Taco Has Free Tacos & Taco Deals Every Saturday During Tacoberfest®, Starting with a FREE The Del Taco on National T   •   American Banker names U.S. Bank leaders to 2020 Most Powerful Women in Banking lists   •   Girl Up Celebrates 10th Anniversary of Advancing Gender Equality   •   Hunger and Poverty Gains Lost to COVID-19 Pandemic   •   Common App Removes School Discipline Question from College Application   •   Polaris RZR Factory Racing Dominates at the SCORE BAJA 500   •   Donate Life Hollywood to Honor Eight Outstanding Productions at the Annual DLH Inspire Awards Oct. 8   •   Proposed Hollywood Center Project Directly Addresses City's Housing Crisis   •   The Future of Powersports Is Female: Polaris Launches Inaugural Empowersports Women's Riding Council   •   2 New Autism Therapy Centers Open in Colorado   •   Casie Treen Promoted to Vice President, Finance & Administration of Boston Insurance Brokerage LLC
Bookmark and Share

Latinos Dominate MLB All-Star Game

BY BLACK RADIO NETWORK

PHOENIX - More Latinos took to the field as the National League defeated the American League 5-1 in last night's Major League All-Star Game in Phoenix.

MLB
All-Star Game
Hispanic News, Latino News, Mexican News, Minority News, Civil Rights, Discrimination, Racism, Diversity, Latina, Racial Equality, Bias, EqualityAccording to data from Major League Baseball, Latinos now account for about 28 percent of all players in the league – up from just 13 percent in 1990, though down from a peak of just under 30 percent in 2006.

Over that period, the proportion of white players in the league has steadily decreased from 70 percent to just over 60 percent.

Black players numbers have sharply declined over the past few years.

Since 1990, the percentage of black players (excluding black Hispanics) has been cut roughly in half over the past two decades to just under 10 percent.

These numbers appear to be somewhat in tandem with trends in the overall US population -- according to the Census Bureau, the Hispanic population has jumped from 35.3 million in 2000 to 50.5 million in 2010, representing 16 percent of the overall population.

Chicago White Sox manager, Ozzie Guillen said last year: "American people are going to need a visa to play this game because we're going to take over."

The percentage of Latino players in the minor leagues are even higher.

However, Dr. Richard Lapchick, Director of The Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport, believes the Hispanic in Major League Baseball might have peaked already.

“It’s possible [that Hispanic numbers will rise], but I would anticipate that if it does increase, it would be in small increments,” he told media, citing that the growing anti-immigration movement may put a dent in Latino numbers on the diamond.

Still, Latinos dominate baseball now.

Of the 35 players listed on the National league roster, six were Hispanics (US pr foreign-born), including New York Mets outfielder Carlos Beltran.

The American League is even more Latino.

Of the 35 players listed on the AL roster, 15 are Hispanics (US or foreign-born), including Jose Bautista of the Toronto Blue Jays.

Hispanics accounted for seven of the nine AL starters (excluding the pitcher). 


STORY TAGS: MLB , All-Star Game , Hispanic News, Latino News, Mexican News, Minority News, Civil Rights, Discrimination, Racism, Diversity, Latina, Racial Equality, Bias, Equality

Video

White House Live Stream
LIVE VIDEO EVERY SATURDAY
alsharpton Rev. Al Sharpton
9 to 11 am EST
jjackson Rev. Jesse Jackson
10 to noon CST


Video

LIVE BROADCASTS
Sounds Make the News ®
WAOK-Urban
Atlanta - WAOK-Urban
KPFA-Progressive
Berkley / San Francisco - KPFA-Progressive
WVON-Urban
Chicago - WVON-Urban
KJLH - Urban
Los Angeles - KJLH - Urban
WKDM-Mandarin Chinese
New York - WKDM-Mandarin Chinese
WADO-Spanish
New York - WADO-Spanish
WBAI - Progressive
New York - WBAI - Progressive
WOL-Urban
Washington - WOL-Urban

Listen to United Natiosns News