Motley: Baseball needs more young black players

Updated: February 16, 2007, 4:34 PM ET
By George J. Tanber | Special to ESPN.com

Don Motley won't say how old he is, but he's been a baseball man since 1951. For 40 years, he has managed in the legendary Ban Johnson Baseball League. As a youth, he played semipro ball against some of the Negro leagues players. As a scout for the St. Louis Cardinals and Kansas City Royals, he signed former Cardinals pitcher Ray Sadecki and Royals second baseman Frank White.

In 1990, Motley joined Horace M. Peterson III, Buck O'Neil and others to help found the Negro Leagues Baseball ...

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