All Star Umpire Kerwin Danley

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Updated: July 9, 2007

All Star Umpire KERWIN DANLEY

” LET ME TAKE THE QUIZ ”

Think we’re making

too BIG a deal that

there will be an

African American

UMPIRE

working the

All Star Game

THINK AGAIN

Baseball Fans

As if any White Fan cared.

QUESTION. How many African Americans have ever umpired at an All Star Game in Major League history ??

Here is the List …

Emmett Ashford 1967 Charlie Williams 1985, 1995 Eric Gregg 1986 Chuck Meriwether 1996, 2002 Kerwin Danley 2007

QUESTION. How many All Star Games have there been.

ANSWER. 78. That comes to a total of 468 Umpire appearances in All Star Games. With Danley’s appearance in this the 78th All Star Game there will have been a total of SIX African American Umpire appearances in All Star Games. That comes to ONE and ONE-HALF Percent of ALL Umpire appearances in All Star Games have been by African Americans. That is the Point ……

One more form of RACISM in Baseball. Compliments of Commissioner This Bud’s for White People Selig.

QUESTION. What is the largest number of African American Umpires who could have been chosen to work Tuesday evening’s All Star Game.

ANSWER. TWO. WHY ….

…….because there are only TWO African American Umpires among the 70 Roster Major League Umpires. Kerwin Danley and Chuck Meriwether.

QUESTION. What are the most African Americans wo could ever have umpired an All Star Game together. ANSWER.

TWO. There have NEVER been more than TWO African American Umpires in the Majors at the same time.

QUESTION. What was the first year any African American Umpire could have been selected for the Major League All Star Game.

ANSWER. 1966. Before 1966 when Emmett Ashford was named an American League Umpire NO African American had ever been allowed to Umpire in the Majors.

QUESTION. Which of the SIX African American Umpires in the entire history of Major League Baseball never got to Umpire in an All Star Game.

ANSWER. Arthur Williams. The second Black to ever Umpire in the Majors and the first in the National League.

1972-1977. By the way Williams also NEVER umpired in a World Series game either. Neither has Kerwin Danley.

QUESTION

When will an African American

call Balls & Strikes at an All Star Game

be chosen the All Star Crew Chief

ANSWER

NEVER

QUESTION

When will TWO African Americans

Umpire the same All Star Game

ANSWER

NEVER

QUESTION

When will even just 10% of

Major League Umpires be African American

ANSWER

( the easiest of all )

NEVER

POSTSCRIPT

Keep your eyes glued on the Third Base Umpire Tuesday night at the All Star Game. You will be able to say you saw something as rare as Snow at an All Star Game. An African American Umpire !

Thanks Bud for being So Inclusive !!

Whenever you want to reach us with comments or better yet an idea for a topic for the Box ……. blackbox@blackathlete.net

CONGRATULATIONS KERWIN DANLEY