Arete, Sport and Society, American Sport History, Baseball coaches, MLB, Minorities, Employment, Race discrimination, Al Campanis, Los Angeles Dodgers
Major League Baseball (Organization); Baseball coaches; Race discrimination; Campanis, Al; Los Angeles Dodgers (Baseball team)
Over the past few weeks I have noticed a familiar phenomenon in baseball which is reflective of sport generally. The annual purge of the managerial ranks in baseball has begun after a relatively quiet regular season. The most spectacular of the regular season firings was that of Tommy LaSorda in Los Angeles although it was thinly disguised as a resignation for health reasons. Bill Russell was named interim manager and after some doubts were raised the former shortstop had the interim removed yesterday.
Sport and Society for Arete
College of Arts and Humanities
Crepeau, Richard C., "Baseball's Musical Managerial Chairs: Minority Hiring Weak" (1996). On Sport and Society. 452.