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Reid: Why I Am a Black Baseball Fan

It seems like an annual event. Either a wire service, website or daily newspaper entertains the question of why there are fewer black baseball players and baseball fans.

It seems like an annual event. Either a wire service, website or daily newspaper entertains the question of why there are fewer black baseball players and baseball fans. The Post-Dispatch took its turn last week.

I penned several columns examining this question while at the St. Louis American, a weekly African-American newspaper. The idea here is not to argue about the hows and whys or to place blame.

I’m presenting some factual evidence of what I watched growing up. This led – in part – to my love of baseball.

To read more, visit Alvin Reid's blog at 101sports.com

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