There was a time, not long ago, when a healthy percentage of ML players were African-American, including it's greatest players. Just look at this year's HOF class. No longer. The era of the great black baseball star is basically over; Latin Americans have assumed the preeminence they once held. By my quick count, the Yanks and Sox have only two players combined on their 40-man rosters who would be listed as African-American: Derek Jeter and Dewon Day. I may have missed one or two, and I'll grant that the division lines between ethnicities is pretty thin, but this is still pretty shocking. On the Yanks, the two men who most obviously reference Jackie Robinson are both Latin: #42, Mariano Rivera, and Robinson Cano, who was named for him. Make of it what you will.