Pictured: Craig Biggio needs just 70 more hits to reach 3,000 for his career
The racial dynamics in professional baseball remain the same in 2007 as they have been for some time now – very aggressive recruitment and development of non-American players, along with very aggressive recruitment and development of black players inside the U.S. Academies have been established in the Dominican Republic and elsewhere in Latin America to develop Hispanic prospects. Scouts are constantly scouring Japan, South Korea and other Asian countries for players to sign. Academies and programs have been set up in numerous U.S. inner cities to develop black prospects. The only players not aggressively recruited and developed in this manner are white Americans.
Despite this, white Americans dominate baseball in the United States. About 95 percent of players in the major college baseball programs are white; however, quite unlike the NFL, this domination at the collegiate level doesn’t translate into domination at the pro level because of baseball’s commitment to “globalism.” Over half the players in the minor leagues are hispanics, and the number of Asians also continues to increase. Meantime the media wails and shrieks about the declining number of black Americans in professional baseball in spite of MLB doing everything possible to recruit and promote blacks. The black percentage of some 9 percent in the majors is decried as somehow being the result of “racism,” or because blacks can’t afford gloves and bats, or because blacks don’t like baseball. Given that blacks are represented roughly in proportion to their percentage of the U.S. population, the possibility that blacks just might not be vastly superior baseball players to whites and others is never considered, because the mythology of the Caste System holds that blacks are supermen athletes at any and all sports.
The only ones who have a legitimate beef are white Americans, who are slowly but surely being systematically shut out of the sport they dominate, because of globalism and the refusal of the powers that be to accept white domination of baseball when America is being designed to be overtaken by an “inevitable” historical tide of “multiculturalism” and “multiracialism.”
Here’s a quick look at the starting position players, starting pitchers, and closers of each National League team at the beginning of the ’07 season. Because of injuries, trades, demotions and promotions, starting lineups often change during the course of a season.
Cardinals: The World Champs remain a white friendly team in 2007. 3B Scott Rolen, a seven-time Gold Glover, bounced back from an injury-plagued '05 to go .296/22/95 last year. Besides being a great all-around player, Rolen is also one of the best leaders and role models in the sport. CF Jim Edmonds has won eight Gold Gloves and ranks with the very best to ever play the position. At the age of 36 he also has 350 career home runs and 1,068 RBIs after being limited to 110 games played last season. LF Chris Duncan, 6-5 and 210 pounds, hit 22 homers in just 280 at bats as a rookie in 2006. SS David Eckstein is solid in all departments and is also that current rarity, a short white professional athlete, as that role has been taken over almost exclusively by blacks since the installation of the Caste System in American sports. Adam Kennedy is the starting second baseman. 2005 Cy Young winner Chris Carpenter has been the best starting pitcher in the NL the past three seasons, going 51-18 in that span. He is joined on the starting staff by Adam Wainwright, Kip Wells, and Braden Looper. Jason Isringhausen is the closer, with Brad Thompson and Russ Springer among the set-up relievers.
Astros: The Astros have been the best Major League franchise when it comes to consistently drafting and developing white players at all positions. Houston opens the current season with an all-white starting lineup with the exception of LF Carlos Lee. 2B Craig Biggio must be the least publicized player ever to achieve 3,000 hits, a goal he is just 70 hits shy of reaching. He is also 18th all time in runs scored with 1,776, has 410 stolen bases, and has hit 281 homers even though he has been a lead-off man most of his career. He has excelled as a catcher, infielder and outfielder and has won four Gold Gloves at his current position of second base. In short he is a sure Hall of Famer who should be appreciated by all baseball fans as his career winds down at the age of 41. 1B Lance Berkman had a monster season last year — a .315 average with 45 HR and 136 RBIs, finishing third in MVP voting. He is one of the true offensive stars playing today. Luke Scott takes over in right after going .336/10/37 in little over a third of a season in '06. Chris Burke starts in center. 3B Morgan Ensberg struggled last season after putting up big numbers the year before (36 HR and 101 RBI). Adam Everett is the shortstop, with Brad Ausmus behind the plate. Staff ace Roy Oswalt ranks with the very best in either league. In six years he has a career mark of 98-47 to go with an outstanding 3.05 ERA. He is one of the few starters who produces big time every season. Jason Jennings and Woody Williams also start, while flamethrowing Brad Lidge is the closer (32 saves last year). Set-up men include Dan Wheeler and Chad Qualls.
Cubs: As has become the norm in recent years, the Cubs are one of the least white teams in baseball. Catcher Michael Barrett is consistently good offensively and defensively. 2B Mark DeRosa had his best ever season last year while with the Rangers. Chicago does have four white starting pitchers — Ted Lilly (15 wins last year), Jason Marquis (42 wins the past three seasons), Rich Hill, and Mark Prior. Prior at one time was regarded as a surefire superstar, but injuries have decimated his career. Ditto for Kerry Wood, who is now a reliever. Ryan Dempster is the staff's closer.
Reds: LF Adam Dunn reached the 40-homer mark in 2006 for the third consecutive season. However, the Bunyanesque 6-6 240 pounder must cut down on his strikeouts and increase his average if he is to be considered one of the game's big stars. CF Ryan Freel is a classic good fielding speed guy, stealing 37 bases in '06. Veteran Scott Hatteberg is the first baseman. David Ross starts at catcher. Staff ace Aaron Harang had an excellent '06 campaign, going 16-11, with an ERA of 3.76 and 216 strikeouts. He's joined by Bronson Arroyo, Kyle Lohse, Eric Milton and Matt Belisle for an all-white starting group. David Weathers and Mike Stanton both may be utilized as closers, with newcomer Dustin Hermanson among the set-up men.
Brewers: LF Geoff Jenkins has never matched his big 2000 season but is still a solid batter and fielder. 6 foot 6 inch Corey Hart takes over in right after several cups of coffee in the bigs the past few seasons. Another young player, J. J. Hardy, starts at short, with veteran Craig Counsell holding down second. OF Kevin Mench, INF Tony Graffanino and C Damian Miller are backups who should all play quite a bit. Ben Sheets has the ability to be a dominating starter if he can stay healthy. Jeff Suppan, Chris Capuano and Dave Bush give Milwaukee four white starters. Derrick Turnbow had 24 saves last season, though Francisco Cordero opens the season as the main closer.
Pirates: With 14 straight losing seasons the Pirates are one of the worst professional sports franchises of recent decades, but at least the team dealt for 1B Adam LaRoche over the offseason. LaRoche improved significantly in each of his three seasons with the Braves, culminating in 32 homers and 90 RBIs to go with a .285 average in 2006. Canadian born LF Jason Bay is becoming reminiscent of another superb Canadian outfielder, Larry Walker, an outstanding five tool player who would have posted all-time numbers in several hitting categories if he hadn't missed many games with injuries. Like LaRoche, Bay keeps getting better, and last season hit 35 home runs with 109 RBIs along with solid fielding and some base stealing ability. SS Jack Wilson is a wizard with the glove and at times is a very good hitter as well. CF Chris Duffy hit .341 in part-time duty as a rookie in 2005, and followed that up with 26 stolen bases in just 84 games last year. 3B Freddy Sanchez surprisingly is the reigning NL batting champion after hitting .341 in 2006. Zach Duke has flashed lots of ability in parts of two seasons in the majors, though his rookie season in '05 was far more successful than his follow-up sophomore year. He's joined by fellow starters Paul Maholm and Tom Gorzelanny.
Mets: Like the other team that plays in Zoo City, the Mets remain a model MLB showcase of "multiculturalism," though not quite on the same scale as last season. 3B David Wright solidified his ranking as one of the stars of the sport by putting together another excellent season — .311/26/116. Still just 24 years old, Wright should be making All Star teams for many years to come. RF Shawn Green was a premier power hitter before inexplicably declining once he turned 30. The former 40 homer years are now 20 homer seasons, but the one-time Gold Glove winner still has a solid all-around game. 35-year-old catcher Paul Lo Duca hit a very impressive .318 last season. 41-year-old Tom Glavine begins 2007 with 290 career wins, and based on the fine 15-7 record he put together in 2006 should hit the magic 300 mark in career wins during the second half of the season. 300 wins is far harder to achieve than 500 career home runs, thanks to the advent of the five-man starting staff and more specialized roles for relievers. There's a good chance that if Glavine does reach 300 wins, he will be the last pitcher to do so for many years, unless Randy Johnson and/or Mike Mussina can defy Father Time well into their 40s. John Maine and rookie Mike Pelfrey are also starters on the Mets staff. Closer Billy Wagner is simply one of the very best ever, and at 35 and with 324 saves in his career has a chance to break whatever number all-time leader Trevor Hoffman retires with.
Phillies: The best second baseman in baseball is Chase Utley, who was spectacular in 2006, hitting .309 with 131 runs scored (1st in the NL), 203 hits (2nd best), 40 doubles, 32 home runs, 102 RBIs, and 15 stolen bases. His 347 total bases were fifth best, phenomenal for a middle infielder. He also had a 35 game hitting streak, one of the longer ones in major league history. LF Pat Burrell contributed nicely with 29 homers and 95 ribbies. Aaron Rowand starts in center, and Hawaii-born RF Shane Victorino gives the Phillies a rare all-white starting outfield. Wes Helms is the 3B. Four of the five starting pitchers are white — Brett Myers, Cole Hamels, Adam Eaton, and Jamie Moyer. Moyer, pretty much a journeyman for most of his career, blossomed in his late 30s into a top-level starting pitcher, winning 85 of his career 216 wins since hitting the age of 37. He turns 45 in November. Ryan Madson and Geoff Geary are set-up relievers.
Marlins: Florida starts several young white players, led by RF Jeremy Hermida, the 11th overall pick of the 2002 MLB Draft, who just turned 23 in January. He hit .251 in part-time action last year, but is expected to be a star soon. Unlike Hermida, 2B Dan Uggla was only an 11th round pick in the draft, but he's already a star, being named the AL Rookie of the Year by The Sporting News after batting .282 with 27 homers and 90 RBIs in 2006. Uggla's 27 dingers were the most ever by a rookie second baseman. Josh Willingham is the LF, while Mike Jacobs starts at first base. Scott Olsen is the only white member of the Marlins' United Nations starting staff. Taylor Tankersley and rookie Henry Owens both have a shot at the team's closer role.
Braves: After an amazing stretch of consistent excellence from 1996 through 2003 (including eight straight 100+ RBI seasons), 3B Chipper Jones began to get hit with the injury bug. It's hard to believe that the one-time wonder-kid is about to turn 35. Jones has 357 career homers and 1,197 RBIs, giving him an outside shot at 500 blasts before he's done. RF Jeff Francoeur is a fantastic athlete with a world of baseball talent. Just 23, Francoeur gave a hint of what may be in store in the future when in his first full-year in the bigs in '06 he hit .260 with 29 home runs and 103 batted in. Another youngster who is already nearing superstar status is catcher Brian McCann, who at the age of 22 in 2006 hit .333 with 24 homers and 93 runs knocked in. 25-year-old Kelly Johnson is the starting second baseman, 27-year-old Ryan Langerhans is slated to start in left, and 1B Scott Thorman is 25, giving the Braves a solid core of young white everyday players. The pitching staff is led by John Smoltz, who is about to turn 40. Smoltz has put together an exceptional career as both a starter and closer, and, still going strong, looks like a solid candidate for eventual enshrinement in Cooperstown. Tim Hudson was an elite starter for Oakland, but struggled last season with the Braves. Chuck James, Mark Redman and Lance Cormier round out an all-white starting group. Veteran Bob Wickman was the closer last season, but faces competition from Mike Gonzalez, acquired from Pittsburgh in the Adam LaRoche trade.
Nationals: Is it considered blasphemous for the team representing virtually all-black Washington, D.C. to have two white starters in the outfield? RF Austin Kearns is a solid fielder who contributes 25 homers or so per season. Although he's 28 years old, this is LF Ryan Church's first chance to be a full-time player in the majors. 3B Ryan Zimmerman was Washington's first round pick in '05 and responded immediately, finishing second in Rookie of the Year voting last year after hitting .287 with 20 homers and 110 RBIs. The only question now is whether Zimmerman will reach superstar status. Nick Johnson starts at 1B. The catcher is Brian Schneider. Besides five white starting position players, the Nationals begin the season sporting an all-white starting staff — John Patterson, Shawn Hill, Jason Simontacchi, Tim Redding, and rookie Matt Chico. John Rauch and Micah Bowie are set-up relievers.
Diamondbacks: The revamped Diamondbacks are one of the younger big-league teams and open '07 with five white everyday players. LF Eric Byrnes hit 26 home runs and stole 25 bases last year and is solid in all phases of the game. Stephen Drew, the younger brother of J.D., is the shortstop. 1B Conor Jackson hit .291 in his first full season in the big show last year. Chad Tracy holds down third base, and Chris Snyder is the catcher. Brandon Webb (16-8) was one of the best starters in baseball last season. He is joined by Randy Johnson in his second stint with Arizona. Johnson is quite simply one of the most amazing athletes to ever play any sport, a 6-10 giant who is the most dominating strikeout artist ever and who has 280 wins to his credit, almost all of them past the age of 30, when he became able to harness his incredible talent. In three seasons since turning 40, Johnson has won 50 games, including 17 last year with the Yankees. Doug Davis is the team's other white starter.
Padres: Among their five white everyday starters, the Padres feature a brother act — RF Brian Giles and 2B Marcus Giles, who joins San Diego after six seasons with the Braves. Marcus has good pop for a middle infielder to go with a .285 lifetime BA. Brian, now 36, has lost some of his impressive power in recent seasons, but hit 39, 35, 37, and 38 homers in consecutive seasons for the Pirates from '99 through '02. SS Khalil Greene is an excellent fielder who has hit 15 homers in each of the past three seasons. Rookie Kevin Kouzmanoff is the 3B, with Josh Bard behind the plate. The all-white starting staff features Jake Peavy, Chris Young and Clay Hensley joined by two 40-somethings — David Wells and Greg Maddux. The notoriously extroverted Wells, about to turn 44, has won 230 games in his well-traveled career. Maddux, about to turn 41, is one of the greatest pitchers ever and certainly the most under-publicized all-time great. It's too bad Maddux, with his 333 career wins (against just 203 losses) and sparkling 3.03 career ERA, isn't black because then he would rank among the very best known and publicized athletes in the U.S., as he should be now. Caste Football has said it before and we'll say it again — enjoy the heck out of Greg Maddux, Randy Johnson and, especially Roger Clemens if he returns again, while you still can because the likes of them may not be seen again for a long time in baseball, if ever. The Padres closer is another all-time great, Trevor Hoffman, who in 2006 had another tremendous season and passed Lee Smith's career save mark. Hoffman enters 2007 with 482 saves.
Dodgers: L.A. has just three white position starters to open the '07 season. 2B Jeff Kent should be a first ballot Hall of Famer when he's eligible and is still starting at the age of 39. Injuries limited Kent in 2006, but projected over a full season he would still have been close to 100 runs batted in, a mark he has surpassed eight times in his career. Catcher Russell Martin had a standout rookie year in '06, hitting .282 with 10 HR and 65 RBIs. Andre Ethier starts in right field. Staff ace Derek Lowe has quietly won 80 games over the past five seasons. He's joined by 34-year-old Jason Schmidt who had some big years for the Giants, Randy Wolf and Brad Penny in the starting rotation.
Rockies: While Todd Helton has not been able to maintain the incredible production of the early part of his career (example: in 2000 Helton hit .372 with 42 HR and 147 RBIs), last season two young white players on the Rockies stepped up with big-time seasons. LF Matt Holliday hit .326 with 34 homers and 114 ribbies, and finished fifth in the National League in total bases. 3B Garrett Atkins hit .329 with 29 homers and 120 RBIs. RF Brad Hawpe wasn't far behind with a .293 average, 22 HR and 84 RBIs. Helton fell off to 15 HR and 81 RBIs to go with a .302 average. Also starting this season will be two rookies — Troy Tulowitzki at short, and Chris Iannetta at catcher. The pitching staff has four white starters — Aaron Cook, Jeff Francis, Josh Fogg, and rookie Jason Hirsh.
Giants: The Giants have a notorious racist on their team in Barry Bonds, and just one white position starter, 1B Rich Aurilia, who hit .300 in 2006. Barry Zito is a top-notch starter and is joined by Matt Cain, Matt Morris and Noah Lowry. Steve Kline and Brian Wilson are set-up men. The big question concerning the Giants in 2007 is of course whether Bonds will surpass Hank Aaron's record for career home runs. Bonds is nearing 43, and is most likely the worst fielder and base runner in baseball history at this point of his career. But he's Bulletproof Barry, able to dodge endless alleged "investigations" into well-grounded accusations of massive steroids use, perjury, and income tax evasion. Mark McGwire, a great role model and proven power hitter from the first day he ever played in the majors, has been pilloried and demonized without proof, while Bonds keeps chugging along. Rather than being an inspiration if he does break the most hallowed mark in sports, Bonds to most will always represent what's wrong with the modern athlete, and especially the modern black athlete, what with the colossal anti-white chip on his shoulder, his surly personality, and his complete lack of grace and understanding of how privileged he's been and of his duty to fans and young people to comport himself in an admirable way on and off the field.