Making history: Los Angeles Angels manager Joe Maddon confirmed the 27-year-old baseball player’s double duty on Monday, according to MLB.
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.
A past racist attack against Kim Ng has resurfaced after she became the first woman and first Asian American general manager of the Miami Marlins last week.
What happened: Ng, 51, was racially harassed by pitcher-turned-executive Bill Singer at a general managers’ meeting in 2003, according to NBC News.
Kim Ng was named the new general manager of the Miami Marlins, becoming the first woman and first Asian American GM in the MLB.
Started as an intern: Ng, now 51, has 30 years of experience in the MLB with the Chicago White Sox, New York Yankees, Los Angeles Dodgers, and the MLB Commissioner’s Office beginning in 1990, according to ESPN.
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.
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.
Dear Asians that are not offended by Yuli (Astro’s dude) and the MLB’s disciplinary action towards the dude,
(Also CC: Any non-Asians that don’t understand why Asians are so angry about this.)