From the day Jackie Robinson set foot on a major league baseball diamond blacks had dominated the roster of most major league teams for years.
Basketball was a white persons game featuring greats as Larry Bird, John Haulicek, Bob Cousy and Bob Pettit; height was not a factor, slam dunks were unheard of.
That all changed when Michael Jordan’s and Shaquille O’Neal’s of the world entered the NBA with their towering height and physical build, and excited fans with the slam dunks, hanging on the basket, and breaking back boards. Now you rarely see a white person on the basketball court, even down to the high school level.
Baseball owners, in a market where the white ball players were out pricing themselves, went south to the Dominica Republic and began recruiting hungry baseball players. They even pay people to scout for kids who don’t even shave who may be a prospect and pay the scout to raise the kid to teach them baseball.
Which has resulted to many players in the major league with names we can’t pronounce. Less blacks are playing baseball opting for basketball.
So what has happened to the American white kids not entering the athletic arena? They are too busy staying in the house playing video games or are strung out on drugs.