Houston hosts MLB diversity business summit
Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig touted the progress the league has made in racial hiring practices while stressing his desire to increase the number of African-American players in the sport.
Selig spoke Wednesday at the MLB diversity business summit.
The league received an A in racial hiring practices in this year's annual report by Richard Lapchick's Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sports at the University of Central Florida. But the number of African-American major leaguers remained low at just 8.3 percent.
Selig says: ''We constantly strive to find ways that would make Jackie Robinson proud of his chosen sport.''
The Houston Astros co-hosted the event and owner Jim Crane says he's proud of the diversity in his organization.