Black Outfields in Queens Rare Sighting In MLB

In Major League Baseball by Samori Benjamin0 Comments

In 2002 B.J. Upton was the #2 overall pick in the Major League Baseball draft.    Brother Justin was the #1 overall pick of the 2005 draft.  Today they share an outfield together in Atlanta.

In 2002 B.J. Upton was the #2 overall pick in the Major League Baseball draft. Brother Justin was the #1 overall pick of the 2005 draft. Today they share an outfield together in Atlanta.

This weekend in Queens the New York Mets hosted their American League East rival the Atlanta Braves. On Saturday and Sunday both teams started three African-American outfielders something so rare it is difficult to pinpoint the last time this has happened in a Major League Baseball game. It is rare to see one team with an All African-American outfielder let alone two. So we visited with both outfields for this historic occurance in this age of baseball. You can listen to it right here…

After leaving the Yankees this past winter and joining the Mets Curtis Granderson has struggled at the plate through the first 3 weeks of the season but his manager Terry Collins is happy to have him.

After leaving the Yankees this past winter and joining the Mets Curtis Granderson has struggled at the plate through the first 3 weeks of the season but his manager Terry Collins is happy to have him.