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  1. Matt Kemp of Los Angeles Dodgers finds himself tied to alleged Do...

    Anthony Witrado

    Major League Baseball has now been dragged into the Donald Sterling fiasco in the form of Los Angeles Dodgers superstar outfielder Matt Kemp.

    Story | Conversation | April 27, 2014
  2. Wulf: Jake Powell is the bigot who unwittingly sparked change

    Steve Wulf

    Jake Powell's racist words started a dialogue in segregated baseball and brought national attention to racism in the sport, Steve Wulf writes.

    Story | Conversation | February 21, 2014
  3. San Francisco Giants fan apologizes for throwing banana at Adam J...

    A San Francisco Giants fan has apologized for throwing a banana during Sunday's game against Baltimore, claiming that it was not a racially motivated insult to Orioles star Adam Jones.

    Story | Conversation | August 12, 2013
  4. Adam Jones of Baltimore Orioles claims fan at AT&T park threw ban...

    Baltimore Orioles centerfielder Adam Jones takes to Twitter saying San Francisco Giants fan threw a banana at him Sunday.

    Story | Conversation | August 11, 2013
  5. espnW -- Rachel and Sharon Robinson preserving Jackie's legacy

    Jim Caple

    Jackie Robinson's wife, Rachel, and daughter, Sharon, supported him as he faced the racism depicted in "42," and decades later they are still working to preserve his legacy.

    Story | Conversation | April 11, 2013
  6. Boston Red Sox's Vicente Padilla says New York Yankees' Mark Teix...

    Andrew Marchand

    Boston Red Sox reliever Vicente Padilla accused the New York Yankees' Mark Teixeira of prejudice against Latin players and also told the first baseman to go play a "women's sport."

    Story | Conversation | July 08, 2012
  7. Padilla to Tex: Go play a 'women's sport'

    Andrew Marchand

    BOSTON -- Vicente Padilla just took his war of words with Mark Teixeira to another level, slinging veiled accusations of racism and making a sexist comment in a Spanish-language interview translated and posted by NESN.com on Sunday. "In this sport...

    Blog | July 08, 2012
  8. Protesters chant 'Boycott Arizona' at Wrigley Field

    About 40 immigrant rights activists chanting "Boycott Arizona" have gathered outside Wrigley Field in Chicago as the Cubs open a four-game series against the Arizona Diamondbacks.

    Story | Conversation | April 29, 2010
  9. Will players get smart, too?

    Rob Neyer

    Funny, isn't it, how charges of racism inside MLB front offices have sprung up exactly when a bunch of old free agents are finding it difficult to get the contracts they believe they so richly deserve. As Tango explains, this isn't about skin color; ...

    Blog | April 15, 2010
  10. Derrek Lee calls comparisons between Marlon Byrd and Milton Bradl...

    Derrek Lee calls comparisons between Marlon Byrd and Milton Bradley "ridiculous."

    Story | Conversation | February 27, 2010
  11. Newcombe enhances Young's appreciation for Jackie

    Jeff Bradley

    Padres pitcher Chris Young wrote his Princeton thesis on Jackie Robinson, but his appreciation peaked after meeting Don Newcombe.

    Story | Conversation | April 10, 2007
  12. Twins' Hunter claims Bonds victim of racism

    In USA Today, Torii Hunter claimed race plays a factor in how Barry Bonds is being portrayed in the media and pursued by steroid allegations and investigations.

    Story | Conversation | March 31, 2006
  13. Lapchick: Is racism gone?

    Richard Lapchick

    Richard Lapchick reports that the sports world is making strides, but recent comments show that racist attitudes are still pervasive.

    Story | Conversation | July 14, 2004
  14. Bonds on racism: 'It ain't changing'

    Barry Bonds is open to ending his career in the American League as a designated hitter -- just not in Boston.

    Story | Conversation | June 18, 2004
  15. Rep. Murphy angers East St. Louis black leaders

    Black leaders accused a legislator of racism Friday for suggesting that Cardinals fans might want to carry rifles to baseball games if a new stadium was built in predominantly black East St. Louis, Ill.

    Story | Conversation | February 22, 2002
  16. Hank Aaron hammers Rocker for comments in SI story

    CHICAGO (Ticker) -- Hank Aaron thought the racism and discrimation he endured during his career was a thing of the past, but baseball's all-time home run king is reconsidering after the latest comments from Atlanta pitcher John Rocker. "I played fo...

    Story | Conversation | December 23, 1999