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Robinson’s daughter says MLB players reluctant to speak out

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Jackie Robinson’s daughter thinks black baseball players are more reluctant to speak publicly about racial issues than their NFL and NBA colleagues because they constitute a lower percentage of rosters. She spoke at Citi Field to mark Jackie Robinson Day, the 71st anniversary of her father breaking Major League Baseball’s color barrier. Oakland catcher Bruce Maxwell was the only baseball player to take a knee last season during the national anthem.

NEW YORK (AP) — Jackie Robinson’s daughter thinks black baseball…

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