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LA Dodgers’ Black-Asian American Manager Pens Email on Surge in Anti-Asian Hate Crimes

Dave Roberts

Dave Roberts, manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers, has addressed the rising anti-Asian violence in an internal email sent to the organization.

In the email obtained by The Athletic, Roberts, a son of a Black man and a Japanese woman, described the rising attacks against elderly Asians in New York and California as “cowardice,” according to ESPN.

Ryu Hyun-jin Becomes the First Korean Pitcher to Start an All-Star Game

Two Asian baseball stars have just added historic milestones in their careers after playing their first All-Star Game. 

The Los Angeles Dodgers’ Ryu Hyun-jin earned his All-Star Game selection after leading the league in several statistics in an excellent first half of the season, while the New York Yankees’ Masahiro Tanaka came in as an injury replacement for Toronto Blue Jays ace Marcus Stroman. 

The MLB’s Best Pitcher is South Korean Hyun-Jin Ryu

Largely overlooked his entire Major League Baseball career, Los Angeles Dodgers’ Hyun-Jin Ryu is now starting to get attention as the league’s best starting pitcher this season.

The 32-year-old baseball superstar, born in Incheon, South Korea, who became the first player from the KBO to join an MLB team in 2013, made an immediate impact upon entering the league. However, injuries would keep him away from the majority of the games in the succeeding seasons after his first year with the Dodgers. He basically missed two entire seasons in 2015 and 2016.