While attending the SportsBusiness Daily/Global/Journal 2016 Sports Business Awards, baseball legend Hank Aaron made the following comment about the lack of African Americans in baseball.
“I think from the commissioner’s office to every major-league team in baseball should look at it because it is an American sport,” Aaron said. “Jackie Robinson held his head up high, Willie Mays, myself and Frank Robinson, all of us. And now it’s a dying sport as far as African-Americans. It’s got to be turned around.”