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Where's the next D-Train?

Sure, MLB gets good grades for its overall racial mix, but that doesn't answer the question of what has happened to the African-American player.

Updated: April 14, 2005, 3:24 PM ET
By Richard Lapchick | Special to Page 2

It has been pointed out before. But as the Nationals first take the field Thursday night for their home-opening series, it's worth mentioning again that they are playing in Washington, D.C., which is home to one of the highest concentrations of African-Americans of any major American city. That stands in stark contrast to the persistent decline of African-American players in major-league baseball.

The Racial and Gender Report Card on Major League Baseball – which covers the ...

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