Ellis Burks on Playing In Boston And MLB

by
Samori Benjamin

We speak with former 17 year Major Leaguer Ellis Burks on what it was like playing for the Boston Red Sox where he began his career in 1987 the year after they lost in the World Series. He also talks about what it was like being a black athlete in Boston, what it was like being the only black player on the team in the early 90's and the decline of the African American ball player in today's game.


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