Watch: Chris Rock explains why baseball has lost black fans, players
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."
According to the Huffington Post, 19% of MLB players in 1986 were African Americans, a number that is down to 7.8% in 2015.
- Dan Gartland