Random History Note of the Day…

So…I was browsing the interwebs today and stumbled on some notes about base coaches.  The blog Deadspin had a note on it about the lack of diversity among base coaches (minorities tend to coach first more than third – with 3B tending to be a higher position).  T’was an interesting note, but not too Pirates related.

The Pittsburgh note comes from the New York Times.  So it seems the Pirates actually hired the first African-American thirdbase couch in baseball history.  Gene Baker was hired for the position in 1963.

Thanks to Keith Olbermann (this blog’s namesake) for the research cited in the NYT’s post.


About Joel Godett
Joel Godett is in his secod year broadcasting Bradenton Marauders baseball. His career has carried him from Syracuse to Buffalo, Roanoke, Cape Cod, Tampa and Bradenton. He is originally from New Jersey and somehow grew up an Atlanta Braves fan.

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