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Study: MLB gets 'A' for racial hiring

Updated: April 29, 2010, 5:30 PM ET
Associated Press

ORLANDO, Fla. -- Major League Baseball equaled its best grades for racial and gender diversity hiring, even as the percentage of black players dropped again last year.

MLB received an A for race and a B for gender hiring in the annual study released Thursday by the University of Central Florida's Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sports. Baseball received the same grades in last year's report.

Among major leaguers, though, the number of black players dropped from 10.2 percent to ...

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