In baseball, winning the North American Major League (Major League Baseball, MLB) is the ultimate goal of a career. When completed, the absolute grail remains: to see his name inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame, a kind of pantheon where the discipline’s ancient glories reign. A form of eternal recognition for someone who is considered to have marked the history of the sport.
The Hall of Fame building in Cooperstown (New York) looks like a gallery where each elected member has their inalienable plaque. There are a few words that summarize the exploits and other past actions that honor the memory of the person in question. However, the printouts do not mention that many baseball legends were racist icons in their day.
When Kenesaw Mountain Landis, the first MLB boss, was inaugurated in 1944, he was hailed for “Integrity and Leadership”, without any mention of racial segregation being widespread
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