925 Sports mission is to utilize sports to empower youth to become exemplary leaders of the next generation on and off the playing field.

The Stats

African-Americans playing Major League Baseball (MLB) have been declining since 1975. In 2015, only 8.3% of opening day 25-man rosters included African American players. The 1st round of the 2014 First-Year Player Draft featured the selections of only five African-American players or 14.7%. Not only have the number of African-Americans playing professional baseball decreased, African-Americans playing collegiate, high school, and competitive youth baseball have drastically decreased. In 2012, African-Americans made up 2.6% of all Division I baseball players, compared to 6.9% ten years earlier. Even lower was the percentage of African-Americans playing baseball for traveling competitive teams at 4%. Economic hardship hinder minority participation in competitive travel baseball.


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925 Sports mission is to utilize sports to empower youth to become exemplary leaders of the next generation on and off the playing field.

The Stats

African-Americans playing Major League Baseball (MLB) have been declining since 1975. In 2015, only 8.3% of opening day 25-man rosters included African American players. The 1st round of the 2014 First-Year Player Draft featured the selections of only five African-American players or 14.7%. Not only have the number of African-Americans playing professional baseball decreased, African-Americans playing collegiate, high school, and competitive youth baseball have drastically decreased. In 2012, African-Americans made up 2.6% of all Division I baseball players, compared to 6.9% ten years earlier. Even lower was the percentage of African-Americans playing baseball for traveling competitive teams at 4%. Economic hardship hinder minority participation in competitive travel baseball.