Capitalism, not morality, ended baseball’s color line
Source: American Institute for Economic Research
by Michael Munger
“Rickey had at least four reasons to break the color line: black players (1) were athletically talented, (2) were underpriced, and (3) were likely to attract thousands of new fans to the Brooklyn ballpark .... It is also true that (4) Rickey had long resented the bigotry of fellow owners and the racism of the gentleman’s agreement.” (01/09/19)
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