Rob Parker is a pioneer when it comes to Black sports writers covering baseball. He has opened the door for a number of writers and continues to do so.
In fact, he’s Baseball Hall of Fame voter No.70 out of hundreds.
Recently, the founder of MLBbro.com has made history at the University of Southern California.
Parker, an adjunct professor at USC Annenberg School of Communication and Journalism, developed a baseball writing class.
Rob Parker Starts First-Ever Baseball Writing Class
This is believed to be the first ever such class offered in college and the first class will be held Monday, January 8th, 2024.
“This is something near and dear to my heart,” said Parker, who has been covering MLB since 1986. “The art of covering baseball on a daily basis isn’t easy – to say the least.”
“My hope is to pass on my love of writing about the game to others who share my passion and also introduce the game to other young writers who are just learning the game,” he said.
A class of this magnitude further reinforces Parker’s commitment to preserving baseball culture and introducing a new generation of baseball writers to the game.
Rob Parker’s MLBbro.com Provides Young Journalists With A Platform
Parker’s website, MLBbro.com, was a dream he had, which gives young and aspiring journalists a platform to cover baseball.
He always looks for ways and opportunities to give journalists opportunities to hone their craft and make progress as journalists in a very competitive field.
What he’s doing, cannot go unnoticed.
“I’ve done a lot in my nearly 40-year journalism career, said Parker, a BBWAA member since 1990 and Hall of Fame voter. “But this top shelf for me. It’s a dream come true – passing on knowledge to students at USC.”
Parker deserves his flowers for what he’s done in the journalism world. He’s made an impact on so many lives and that’s something he’ll continue to do.