Wednesday April 22nd, 2015

Curtis Granderson is not the only person concerned about the declining number of black baseball players and fans. During a segment on HBO's Real Sports Tuesday night, comedian Chris Rock lamented about how baseball has lost popularity among black people. 

"I don't care about any of this as a black guy, I care about this as a baseball fan," Rock said. "We don't really need baseball, but baseball needs us."

• From the Vault: VERDUCCI: The black baseball player is vanishing

According to the Huffington Post, 19% of MLB players in 1986 were African Americans, a number that is down to 7.8% in 2015. 

• JAFFE: Dodgers, and baseball, win in Jackie Robinson's debut

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