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Friday, February 17, 2017

" AJA Baseball league continues discriminatory practice..." 'Glenn Mickens' (Kauai County Watchdog)

Glenn Mickens has lived on Kauai  with his wife Ruth for the last 26 years. Born July 26, 1930 in Wilmar, California, USA) was a pitcher in Major League Baseball. He pitched in four games (two of which were starts) for the 1953 Brooklyn Dodgers. He also played for five years in Japan, from 1959 until 1963 for the Kintetsu Buffaloes. There, he compiled a record of 45–53 with a 2.54 ERA.  Glenn also  served in the Army for 2 years and coached baseball at UCLA for 25 years. 
Last but not least Glenn would really like to see Kaua'i give the county manager style of Government a chance.
Above photo of Glenn Mickens courtesy of Kauai Garden island news, used with permission...

AJA Baseball league continues discriminatory practice

Mr. Mickens is locally known
as one of Kauai county's
political watchdogs
and Nitpickers...
Mahalos Glenn!

 I have pursued this discriminatory practice of AJA (Americans of Japanese Ancestry) Baseball here on Kauai for 20 years with no positive results. 

For me, NO person who is capable of playing baseball should be prohibited from playing, particularly using race as an excuse for the exclusion.

I do commend AJA for keeping baseball going on Kauai since there are no other organized leagues here but why not open it to anyone with the talent---like the big leagues who are stronger today than they ever were by allowing African-Americans to play and any other nationality that can compete at that level.

As you know I was honored and privileged to have played with Jackie Robinson and once he broke the color line baseball became a far more competitive sport.
I can only see AJA baseball becoming the same and, for me, it is wrong to see the doors not swing open to everyone who has the talent to play.

AJA discriminates but that isn't against law

Check out Glenn's Wikipedia page;
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