On this week’s Debatable, Mark Gray passes the mic to Keith Watson, son of legendary Yankees General Manager and glass ceiling-obliterator Bob Watson, to address some inaccuracies about his Dad’s legacy.
Watson wasn’t just the first Black GM to win a World Series, he was the Jackie Robinson of front office executives. The first African-American GM in MLB — Period.
Mark Gray speaks with the great-grandson of legendary Negro League icon Josh Gibson.
The founder of the Josh Gibson Foundation, Sean Gibson, steps to the mic and has plenty to say about his legendary great grandfather, the Negro Leagues, the treatment of Black and Brown players by MLB, and how baseball needs to address these heroes going forward.
Mark Gray brings in legendary MLB reporter Chuck Johnson and Antonio Scott, a former HBCU baseball player and former General Manager of the DC Grays, to debate a lightning-rod issue; the use of analytics in baseball.
The three Black baseball minds also discuss the effect that the growing reliance on sabermetrics has on the game and Black players.
Mark Gray steps to the plate to debate which league has the better MLBbros. Boston Globe beat writer Julian McWilliams takes a break from covering the Red Sox to offer his pro insight on the shining Black Knights of the game.