Braves First 44 Classic Brings Out Top Black Talent

When the Atlanta Braves hosted the Baltimore Orioles today during a week long tribute to Henry Aaron, presented by Delta Airlines, they placed a team on the field with only one Black American on their 25 man roster.He is left-handed pitcher Sam Freeman.

Freeman was born in Houston, Texas in 1987.

Contrast this with the Braves in 1974, the year that Henry Aaron broke Babe Ruth’s career home run record by blasting his 715th homer early in that season. The Braves had a total of 7 Blacks on its 25 man roster. read more