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Hunter wrong on race, not problems

Baseball could do more to attract African-American and U.S.-born players to the sport

Updated: March 13, 2010, 7:46 AM ET
By Johnette Howard | Special to ESPN.com

Roberto Clemente Jr. likes and respects Angels outfielder Torii Hunter, noting the numerous times Hunter has been a nominee for the Roberto Clemente humanitarian award, named for his father, the Pittsburgh Pirates Hall of Famer who died in a 1972 plane crash. Clemente and Hunter also have worked in Major League Baseball's RBI program, which is trying to revive baseball in inner-city America.

So a few days ago, when Clemente heard what Hunter had said about Latino ballplayers being ...

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