College Sports

Listen to HBCU Voice Episode 8: Why are African Americans no longer playing baseball?

A baseball at Durham Bulls Athletic Park
A baseball at Durham Bulls Athletic Park 2006 Raleigh News & Observer file photo

In this podcast we finish our discussions about where are the African Americans in baseball, and why they might not be playing the game as much as they used to.

I interviewed the Boston Red Sox President Sam Kennedy, who was at N.C. Central University as a guest speaker, and got his thoughts on the issue. The question then becomes, what can be done to get more African American kids more involved in the game.

We also talk about Jay Hopson and his transition from HBCU to an FBS school. Hopson was a white coach at an HBCU. We ask the question do black coaches have that same opportunity.