Baseball season is here, and Black baseball players are getting ready to show up and show out. The state of professional sports has been in a bit of a parlous state thanks to the pandemic, but things seem to be slowly — but surely — returning back to normal. Fans will recall that in December 2021, the MLB experienced a lockout because the collective bargaining agreement between the league and the players had expired. “The Clubs and our owners fully understand just how important it is to our millions of fans that we get the game on the field as soon as possible. To that end, we want to bargain and we want a deal with the Players Association as quickly as possible,” said the league in a statement. But, fortunately, the collective bargaining finally worked, and Opening Day will officially happen on April 7. In this spirit, we decided to come up with a list of some of the highest-paid Black baseball players in the MLB.
Apr 7, 2022