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Black MLB Players See More Called Strikes Than Other Races

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In 1956, Jackie Robinson played his final game in the MLB. On that day, 6.7% of MLB players were black or biracial. Today that number is 7.7%. An increase of just 1%. Some analysts attribute this to a lack of interest in baseball. A small analytics group based out of New Hampshire has a different theory. That baseball culture and the MLB still carries a slight racial bias. The analytics group points to a higher number of called strikes for Black MLB players as evidence.

The analytics group from Dartmouth has yet to release their final findings, but they have already reported they have more than enough evidence to prove a bias does exist.

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Most of the evidence lies in a comparison of the top strikeout leaders. There is a disproportionate amount of black MLB players on the leader board. And a large amount of them were called third strikes outside the zone. Dartmouth says they have game footage to back up their claims.

Why Do Black MLB Players See More Called Strikes?

According to Boston University, older Umpires are the ones responsible for inconsistent strikes.

This gives weight to the theory that black MLB players are seeing more called strikes due to a racial prejudice that the MLB has yet to grow out of.

The table below shows the most accurate umpires in the MLB from 2008-2018. As you can see median age is 33.

black mlb players called strikes

The table below shows the most inaccurate umpires in the MLB from 2008-2018. As you can see median age is 56. Literally twice as high.

black mlb players called strikes

This data alone has lead many analysts to speculate that there is still a negative racial aura that surrounds the American baseball field.

A negative aura that should be phased out in the next decade or so, but still, one that may have indirectly turned a lot of black children or even younger off from baseball.

The Silence Of The MLB

Of all the major sports leagues, the MLB has been the least involved with BLM movements. Mostly due to the fact that they have had the luxury of being able to avoid it. The league still has less than 10% black players, while black NBA and NFL players make the majority.

Aaron Judge was the first to speak out after seeing players from the San Francisco Giants take a knee during the National Anthem.

black mlb players called strikes

“That’s the beauty of America, is freedom of speech and freedom to express yourself,” Judge said Tuesday. “We got a special platform being athletes and being able to speak our mind and speak what’s going on in this world. Some people express it online. Some people express it with words. Some people kneel.”ESPN

Aside from Judge’s statement, there has been little to no BLM or National Anthem protests in the MLB.


  1. This is a joke article, right? Lol. Oh my, blacks have a higher strike out total. Call in the military and judges now!. Again, unless this is a joke article, the obscene pandering to black people has hit wack job proportions. Goodness, ” the blacks” make up 7.7% of Mlb players? Hey, how bout a riot to change it? How bout another overpaid diversity Democrat to make it 15% or let’s just go like basketball and football and Africanize the whole thing as long as there are enough retarded, cucked White people to support and fund it?

    Now we pretend there is discrimination against grossly overpaid multi millionaires based on called third strikes? Lmao. Hey, that means we must lower standards again to bring in black umpires.

    The only real discrimination is against White ballplayers in basketball and football. There has not been a starting White Cornerback in 30 years or so. Why so few White halfbacks? Many can run great. Nah, it’s a racial caste system that is anti White. Coaches have made many anti White comments over the years.

    I find it hilarious statistics are used for blacks in baseball. Well in football, Whites are only about 32% of the players. This is far below the number of Whites in the nation. Yet there is massive silence on the issue. We all know why. On top of that sports would go the way of the dinosaur without White fans. These days that would not be a bad thing.

    Black Lies Matter and every other communist front, far left Democrat movement is killing this country. It’s all based on lies. Blacks make up huge amount of criminals and welfare stealers. Yet we focus on the rare White on Black incidents. It’s truly disgusting.

    This comical article speaking of discrimination because blacks are called out on third strikes more is zero compared to all the Whites literally kept out of certain sports. Zero compared to the racist comments by black players.

    Sports needs to die or be done over again. Grossly overpaid ” slaves” who do nothing of true importance and then have the gall to take a knee during the anthem is beyond disgusting. This is what happens when they get spoiled in majority White societies. Playing ball in Africa and Haiti is the true wake up call these America destroyers need. Oh, and voting for Biden will make it astronomically worse.


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