Ethnicity and Baseball.
Baseball was considered the American game, played by real, true blooded Americans. Prior to the 1930s, the game was almost completely subjugated by the American ethnicity of White Anglo-Saxon Protestants, or WASP. There was an invisible barrier put around the game of Organized Baseball, to keep the other 'inferior' ethnicities from joining in. For years, only true 'whites' could play the game, ball players with other ethnicities would be faced with stereotyping by sport commentators and the Press. The efforts and achievements of two great ball players, Joe DiMaggio and Hank Greenberg, gave…
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