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Negro Leagues, MLB

100 Years Later, MLB Elevates Negro Leagues to Major League Status

Major League Baseball has righted a generations-old wrong this week by elevating the Negro Leagues to MLB status. This inclusion will allow for 3,400 Black players from seven leagues that formed due to segregation and had operated between 1920 and 1948 to receive newfound recognition in a number of ways,…

MLB Changes 'Disabled List' to 'Injured List'

Major League Baseball is renaming its league-wide medical database from the commonly known “Disabled List” to the “Injured List”. “The principal concern is that using the term ‘Disabled’ for players who are injured supports the misconception that people with disabilities are injured and therefore are not able to participate or…

Major League Baseball Donated to Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith After Video of 'Public Hanging' Remark Surfaced

Republican Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith’s “joke” about attending “a public hanging” — a method of domestic terrorism that killed hundreds of Black people in Mississippi — resulted in major companies withdrawing their support, except for Major League Baseball (MLB). Hyde-Smith recently received the legal maximum donation of $5,000 from the MLB….

Jackie Robinson: MLB's First Black Player Honored on 70th Anniversary

Jackie Robinson Jackie Robinson broke Major League Baseball’s (MLB) color barrier when he made his debut for the Brooklyn Dodgers on April 15, 1947. Seventy years later, the franchise, now the Los Angeles Dodgers, unveiled a statue on Saturday honoring the trailblazer. Before the Dodgers’ game against the Arizona Diamondbacks,…

New MLB Hire Shows Just How Much of a Joke Diversity Is to Baseball

By Michael Nam On Sunday, May 17th the Miami Marlins baseball franchise made a curious choice to replace their manager, Mike Redmond. Rather than working with the current “Selig Rule” to review multiple diverse candidates for the role, the Marlins went with their general manager, Dan Jennings, another white guy,…

Will MLB's Latino Outreach Actually Reach Senior Leadership

By Michael Nam Rob Manfred, the 10th commissioner of Major League Baseball, wants to “grow” the game in Latin America and the Caribbean, but while he talks up the diversity of baseball’s workforce, his reorganized senior leadership team lacks any Latino representation. If he truly wants to reach out to…

Gay Ex-Player's Path to MLB's First Inclusion Ambassador

Pro sports is one of many industries that struggle in the D&I space, most having little or no structured diversity programs in place. Of all the pro sports, Major League Baseball is a little ahead of the curve, routinely scoring a B/B+ overall in The Institute for Diversity and Ethics…

The Measure of Diversity That Only One U.S. Pro Sport Meets

By Chris Hoenig There is only one professional sports league in the United States in which at least 50 percent of the players are not of a single race or ethnicity. And no, it’s not one of the so-called “Big Four.” It’s Major League Soccer. In every other major sports…