Reds' Garrett drops fears, speaks out about racial injustice
CINCINNATI (AP) With so few Black players in the major leagues, Cincinnati Reds reliever Amir Garrett was afraid to talk openly about racial discrimination. He kept his thoughts - and his stories - to himself.
He wouldn't speak of the time in high school in California when he and another Black classmate were on their way to basketball practice, playing their music in the car. Police pulled them over, shoved them against the car, frisked them aggressively, emptied the car while claiming to look for drugs, then them go.
They received no ticket, Garrett said, but a threat.MORE
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|Stolen Bases:||80 (12)|
|Total Bases:||2298 (23)|
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|Runs Allowed:||711 (7)|
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