MLB Boasts All-Stars Reflecting World Diversity - PICTURES

July 9, 2012, 7:14 a.m.

In April, the In­sti­tute for Di­versity and Eth­ics in Sports gave Ma­jor League Base­ball an “A” for its ra­cial hir­ing prac­tices. That di­versity will be on dis­play on Tues­day dur­ing the All Star Game. Among the 17 starters ori­gin­ally an­nounced Ju­ly 1, three are Afric­an Amer­ic­an, five are white, one is of two or more races, and eight are His­pan­ic.

There are also sev­er­al coun­tries rep­res­en­ted among All Star starters. Six hail from the Domin­ic­an Re­pub­lic. There is one play­er each from Venezuela and Canada. Nine-nat­ive born Amer­ic­ans are play­ing, in­clud­ing one from Pu­erto Rico.

The game at Kauff­man Sta­di­um in Kan­sas City. Play­ers were chosen by fans.  

Sources: MLB and Wiki­pe­dia