Camron D asked in SportsBaseball · 1 decade ago

So whats the chances of a african american making it the MLB?

Playing any position.

11 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
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    Garret Anderson

    Howie Kendrick

    Gary Matthews Jr.

    Darren Oliver

    Astros 0 African-American Players


    Milton Bradley

    Shannon Stewart

    Blue Jays

    Royce Clayton

    Frank Thomas

    Vernon Wells

    Braves 0 African-American Players


    Prince Fielder

    Bill Hall

    Tony Gwynn Jr.

    Rickie Weeks


    Preston Wilson


    Cliff Floyd

    Jacque Jones

    Derrek Lee

    Daryle Ward

    Devil Rays

    Carl Crawford

    Elijah Dukes

    Edwin Jackson

    B.J. Upton

    Delmon Young


    Tony Clark

    Orlando Hudson

    Chris Young


    Marlon Anderson

    Matt kemp

    Juan Pierre


    Barry Bonds

    Ray Durham

    Dave Roberts

    Randy Winn


    Josh Barfield

    C.C. Sabathia

    Grady Sizemore


    Jason Ellison

    Arthur Rhodes


    Dontrelle Willis


    Damion Easley

    Lastings Milledge


    Ray King

    Jerome Williams

    Dmitri Young


    Freddie Bynum

    Corey Patterson


    Mike Cameron

    Terrmel Sledge


    Michael Bourn

    Tom Gordon

    Ryan Howard

    Jimmy Rollins


    Ian Snell


    Jerry Hairston Jr.

    Kenny Lofton


    Ken Griffey Jr.

    Brandon Phillips

    Red Sox

    CoCo Crips


    LaTroy Hawkins


    Emil Brown

    Reggie Sanders


    Curtis Granderson

    Craig Monroe

    Gary Sheffield

    Marcus Thames


    Torii Hunter

    Rondell White

    White Sox

    Jermaine Dye

    Yankees Derek Jeter

    this list a a couple of years old but almost 95% of these guys are still in the MLB just on diff teams now

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  • 1 decade ago

    You count the number of African Americans that made the majors for each year they were born. You then divide that number but the total number of African Americans that were born that year.

    For instance, if there were 30 African Americans players born in 1985 that played in the majors and there were 581,000 born in 1985 then the chance would be 1 in 19,367. Of course you have to account for the ones that die before the age of 20.

    The chances are actually better for an African American to make the Majors because there's about 5 times as many whites born each year than blacks.

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  • Adam
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    An African American has just as much of a chance as a player of any other race. They're hopefully going to be judged on only things that would affect a baseball team and how much he would contribute to it.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Nowadays, the same as any other person. Now if you asked this question when the MLB was first started, lol you would get a waaaaaaaaaaaay different answer.

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  • Sarah
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago

    Getting into the MLB isn't based on your skin color or race, it's based on talent and skill.

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  • 1 decade ago

    uhh, CC Sabathia is African American and hes pitching. same chance as other racist

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  • 1 decade ago

    if your good enough to make it into the majors your skin color is not goin to stop you in any position!!!!

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  • 1 decade ago

    If his good enough of course.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Just as good as caucasians and other races.

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  • 1 decade ago

    if hes diesel and looks dominicano lol

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