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Mount Ida Sports Management Professor presentation at the Baseball Hall of Fame

Dr. Robert S. Brown, Associate Professor of Business/Sport Management, attended the 29th Cooperstown Symposium on Baseball and American Culture, held in the Baseball hall of Fame on June 1st, 2017.  Dr. Brown presented a research paper entitled “Baseball is a white man’s sport”; A Study of Baseball’s Treatment of Racial Protests.  The paper was selected as part of a panel on Baseball, Racial Politics and Social Justice, and examined the history of Major League Baseball’s treatment of Black athletes in light of Baltimore outfielder Adam Jones’ recent comments on why baseball players did not follow football player Colin Kaepernick’s example in taking a knee during the National Anthem.