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MLB Players Taking Visible Stance On Social Justice

Jul 22, 2020, 10:38 AM
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Brandon Crawford #35 stands in the middle of Pablo Sandoval #48, manager Gabe Kapler, Mike Yastrzemski #5 and coach Andy King (L-R) of the San Francisco Giants during the National Anthem before their exhibition game against the Oakland Athletics at Oracle Park on July 21, 2020 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
(Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

PHOENIX (AP) — Major League Baseball hasn’t always been at the forefront of the social justice movement in recent years.

Leagues like the NBA and NFL have usually been more visible.

But that might be changing in the aftermath of George Floyd’s death in Minneapolis.

Baseball has the American sports world largely to itself for the next week because of a coronavirus-altered schedule.

Several players and coaches have spoken out about racial injustice.

Giants manager Gabe Kapler and several players also knelt during the national anthem.

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