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From Caster Semenya to Lana Lawless, athletics figures out the future

Updated: December 3, 2010, 6:22 PM ET
By LZ Granderson | ESPN.com

Several times over the course of his Hall of Fame career, Cap Anson, a first baseman with the Chicago White Stockings, refused to play if the opposing team had black players. He carried this prejudice with him to his managerial career and his time as part owner of what is now the Chicago Cubs.

In his 1900 autobiography, "A Ball Player's Career," Anson refers to one of his team's mascots as "little darkey" and with other racial slurs but makes no reference to the great black baseball ...

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