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Several Major League Baseball players including New York Yankees All-Star outfielders Aaron Judge and Giancarlo Stanton as well as Philadelphia Phillies All-Star outfielder Andrew McCutchen co-starred in a video urging fans to “cheer with us” and support the Black Lives Matter movement:
New York Mets starting pitcher Marcus Stroman, Baltimore Orioles outfielder Adam Jones, Chicago White Sox shortstop Tim Anderson, Seattle Mariners utilityman Dee Gordon and retired Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia also lent their voices to the video.
The video, produced by Coleture, is similar to one created by NFL stars earlier this month:
LeBron James applauded MLB players for sending a “VERY STRONG” message:
The league released a statement June 3:
The Boston Red Sox released a separate statement June 10 acknowledging racist abuse th