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Corey Smith currently oversees the diversity and inclusion department for Major League Baseball. With 25 years in procurement and 20 years in diversity, Smith is an expert in strategic sourcing, supplier diversity and overall diversity and inclusion. Rolling out spoke with the Columbia University graduate about how he increases awareness of major league baseball in…

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Roy Halladay was one of the greatest pitchers of his generation. The right-hander was the ace for the Toronto Blue Jays and the Philadelphia Phillies for eight seasons. He finished his career with eight All-Star appearances and two CY Young Awards in 2003 and 2010. After retiring in 2013, Halladay focused more on hobbies like flying…

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Thousands gathered for the 2017 Black History and Culture Showcase in Philadelphia  April 15-16. The free event was held at the Pennsylvania Convention Center and featured over 30 exhibits, family activities, panel discussions and a performance by the Universal African Dance & Drum Ensemble. Guest speakers and appearances included former MLB player Bill White; Philadelphia Daily…

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April 15 marks the 70th anniversary of Jackie Robinson‘s MLB debut. As a part of the annual tradition, every MLB team that plays that day has each of their players sport the universally retired No. 42. His acts off the field have been brought up even more within the last year, because of current Black…

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Former Atlanta Braves outfielder Otis Nixon has been reported missing by the Woodstock Police Department, which is a suburb of Atlanta. Nixon, now 58, was last seen leaving his home to play golf at 10 a.m. on April 8. He was driving a gray 2011 Range Rover. Over the course of his 17-year MLB career,…

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Darryl Hamilton’s girlfriend has a history of domestic abuse Sports analyst and former Major League Baseball player Darryl Hamilton is dead after being killed in what police believe to be a murder-suicide. He was 50 years old. Authorities in Pearland, Texas, say they found Hamilton’s body, along with the body of his girlfriend, Monica Jordan, in…

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On Friday, Nov. 22, 2014, adidas Original collaborated with VILLA vendors for the debut of their exclusive new “Top Ten” edition shoes. The shoe release party took place in downtown Detroit in the new Flat 151 penthouse and was sponsored by local radio station producers at Hot 107.5 and hosted by prominent radio personalities Paigion…

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St. Louis Cardinal Oscar Taveras, 22, dies. The MLB player allegedly lost control of his red Chevy Camaro while riding with his 18-year-old girlfriend, Edilia Arvelo, who also died, in his native Dominican Republic. “We are all stunned and deeply saddened by the tragic loss of one of the youngest members of the Cardinals family,” Cardinals…

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Tony Gwynn has died at the age of 54. The Major League Baseball legend battled cancer of the salivary glands for several years. He believed the cancer developed after years of chewing tobacco during his playing days. Gwynn was a 15-time MLB All-Star and played 19 seasons with the San Diego Padres. He was known…

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Derek Jeter, who just announced his retirement from the New York Yankees after 20 years and five World Series championships, is undoubtedly a sure-fire, first-ballot Hall of Famer who attained world renown for his fearlessness and extreme clutch play in the most pressurized situations. Jeter was also linked to a bevy of hall of fame-caliber…

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After months of rich legal intrigue and public grandstanding by both sides, Alex Rodriguez has been suspended for the entire 2014 season by arbitrator Fredric Horowitz, who handed down a 162-game ban to the New York Yankees third baseman for his involvement in Major League Baseball’s Biogenesis performance enhancing drugs (PED) and human growth hormone…

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Evelyn Lozada announced her engagement to MLB player Carl Crawford a few days ago via Instagram. Check out five people I’m sure won’t be on the list of guests coming to the wedding. –Joi Pearson @Joiapearson Above… Chad Ochocinco. After their public relationship, reality show, wedding and divorce, I don’t think he will be checking the mail…

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