Baseball: Where Have All the Black Guys Gone?

Wanda Santos-Bray
Cleveland Scene | June 13, 2008
Consider it fallout from the epidemic of black dads abandoning their families. Today, about 50 percent of black kids are raised in female single-parent homes, versus 16 percent of white kids. That trend wreaks unique havoc on baseball. As Indians ace C.C. Sabathia puts it: "It's a sport you play with your daddy."

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