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  1. Harleyquinn

    Harleyquinn GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Was not baseball the 1st professional sport to break the color barrier? And to number 42 credit, from what I hear, I have not seen the movie yet, but from what I know the strength of the guys character is what did it. He refused to sink to the level of the bigots and let his actions between the lines do the talking.
    What is the % of non whites playing?
    And for what it is worth I could care less what color Brandon Phillips is. He is not only the best Red playing today but one of the best ambassadors for baseball. Watching him have fun on the field really makes the game fun.

  2. Kylie2112

    Kylie2112 said, over 1 year ago

    http://www.cracked.com/article_19430_6-famous-firsts-you-learned-in-history-class-are-total-bs.html

    1. is the relevant blurb. Moses Walker, 1884.
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      At least the low number of black baseball players is due to other sports than racism and prejudice.

  3. motivemagus

    motivemagus said, over 1 year ago

    Of course, according to racial equality activist Richard Lapchick, the NBA in 2011 was composed of 83 percent non-white players, including 78 percent black. So sayeth Google.

  4. mikefive

    mikefive said, over 1 year ago

    This cartoon might have meant something….in 1950.

  5. moderateisntleft

    moderateisntleft said, over 1 year ago

    @mikefive

    Agreed. This cartoon is dated.

  6. The Wolf In Your Midst

    The Wolf In Your Midst said, over 1 year ago

    Isn’t there a strong and surging Latino presence in baseball? Is this baseball not being interested in blacks, or blacks not being interested in baseball? I suppose we could ask some black people for their ideas, but that just makes too much darn sense….

  7. d_legendary1 Demands Dr.C's Release

    d_legendary1 Demands Dr.C's Release said, over 1 year ago

    @The Wolf In Your Midst

    “Is this baseball not being interested in blacks, or blacks not being interested in baseball?”


    Hence the Lakers and Raider caps on their heads

  8. sclark55

    sclark55 GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Who cares what color their skin is? Has anybody tried asking blacks why they don’t try out for baseball? Do you have the stat’s on how many are turned down and why?
    It may just be that the black culture prefers other sports, and there’s nothing wrong with that.

  9. ABQJeff

    ABQJeff said, over 1 year ago

    Could it be that the trickle down policies of the last 30 years have increased the urban ghettoization of blacks which means they don’t have access to space large enough to accommodate baseball diamonds and instead play basketball which can be played in a much smaller space.

  10. hippogriff

    hippogriff said, over 1 year ago

    Actually “culluds” played major league baseball in the 19th century. Jim Crow is predominantly a 20th century action. The Negro League occasionally played exhibition games against Major Leagues – and won more games than they lost.

  11. Mexícano

    Mexícano said, over 1 year ago

    @DrCanuck

    Ja Ja Ja Doctor Canuck. ¿Si usted puede who was the first Latino to play for a Canadian team and what year did this happen? Gracias.

  12. Chillbilly

    Chillbilly said, over 1 year ago

    I guess the huge proportion of hispanic players is further evidence of racism in baseball.

  13. Gresch

    Gresch said, over 1 year ago

    @DrCanuck

    Is that why Willie Eldon O’Ree the first black in the National Hockey League played for the Boston Bruins instead a Canadian NHL Team?

    Sho us da way North man sho us da way…

  14. Gresch

    Gresch said, over 1 year ago

    @DrCanuck

    No.. Stiil zip on your part… NHL not the Quebec Hockey League it was only semi-professional.

  15. Harrison_Bergeron

    Harrison_Bergeron said, over 1 year ago

    Wait wait wait, does that stat not count black Latinos?!?

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