“If they get something in the inner cities, provide cleats, baseballs, and bats, the black kids will play,” he said. “… We’ve got ex-black baseball players that would be willing to take jobs with Major League Baseball to teach baseball in the inner cities at these academies if they build them.”
April 25, 1997
In a 13-8 Mariners victory over the Blue Jays at the SkyDome, center fielder Ken Griffey, Jr. hits three home runs, two off Roger Clemens and one off Mike Timlin. The trio of homers gives Junior a total of 13 this month, breaking the record for the most round-trippers hit in April.
Mark Teixeira #25 of the New York Yankees connets on his second two run home run of the game in the third inning against the New York Mets on April 24, 2015 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York City.(April 23, 2015 - Source: Mike Stobe/Getty Images North America)
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Former New York Yankee Bernie Williams speaks to the media during a press conference to sign a one day contract with the New York Yankees to officially retire prior to the game against the New York Mets on April 24, 2015 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York City.(April 24, 2015 - Source: Mike Stobe/Getty Images North America)