Diamond Diversity: MLB Officials Increase Diversity Efforts
Dating back to 1947, when Jackie Robinson became the first African American Major League Baseball (MLB) player for the Brooklyn Dodgers, increasing diversity and inclusion continue to be two of the league’s most important objectives.
As the league’s Deputy Commissioner for Baseball Administration, Dan Halem has taken on those missions.
Growing up in central New Jersey, Halem played, watched, and loved baseball.
Now Halem oversees legal affairs, labor relations, baseball operations, human resources, the Department of Investigations, and diversity efforts for the league. Halem said that he wants to bring baseball to areas and kids that otherwise would not be exposed to it.