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Hall of Famer doesn't like What the Astros are Missing

Astros first Series team in half-century without black player

 

HOUSTON (AP) _ Joe Morgan worries about the face of baseball.

Watching the World Series, the Hall of Famer is troubled by what he

sees.

His old team, the Houston Astros, is down 2-0 to the Chicago

White Sox, but it's not their lineup that concerns Morgan. It's

their makeup.

The Astros are the first World Series team in more than a

half-century with a roster that doesn't include a single black

player.

Morgan says it's a predicament and a challenge for Major League

Baseball. While more players from around the world are making it to

the majors -- Japan, Korea, for example -- the number of blacks is

declining.

He says -- quote -- "It's a daunting task to get

African-American kids into baseball, and I don't see the trend

changing."

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