The State and Pace of Baseball

As Major League Baseball celebrates Jackie Robinson Day this week, we remember another milestone anniversary from last week, the first celebration of Hank Aaron’s 715th home run after his... See More

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As Major League Baseball celebrates Jackie Robinson Day this week, we remember another milestone anniversary from last week, the first celebration of Hank Aaron’s 715th home run after his passing. We also highlight the final event in Seton Hall University’s three-part Black History Month Sports Media Panel Series. Co-hosted by renowned broadcast journalist and Hall alum Bob Ley and College of Communication and the Arts professional-in-residence B.J. Schecter, “America’s Pastime: A Hard Look at the Future and Challenges in Baseball” welcomed FOX and MLB Network broadcaster Tom Verducci and two former major league players and current TV analysts: ESPN’s Doug Glanville and FOX’s Dontrelle Willis. Glanville discusses the need for more diverse leadership in the sport as Willis talks about his coaching philosophy, and Verducci shares baseball’s existential crisis and how it should connect with new, young fans.

As Major League Baseball celebrates Jackie Robinson Day this week, we remember another milestone anniversary from last week, the first celebration of Hank Aaron’s 715th home run after his passing. We also highlight the final event in Seton Hall University’s three-part Black History Month Sports Media Panel Series. Co-hosted by renowned broadcast journalist and Hall alum Bob Ley and College of Communication and the Arts professional-in-residence B.J. Schecter, “America’s Pastime: A Hard Look at the Future and Challenges in Baseball” welcomed FOX and MLB Network broadcaster Tom Verducci and two former major league players and current TV analysts: ESPN’s Doug Glanville and FOX’s Dontrelle Willis. Glanville discusses the need for more diverse leadership in the sport as Willis talks about his coaching philosophy, and Verducci shares baseball’s existential crisis and how it should connect with new, young fans.

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Stu Hothem

Stu Hothem has covered some of the biggest events in sports across TV, radio and the web. As a researcher with ABC, CBS and ESPN, he worked on the Super Bowl, Olympics, World Cup and X Games. At FOXSports.com, he integrated content and interactive features with FOX Sports broadcast and cable programming. He managed the editorial team at NASCAR.com and also worked in the sanctioning body’s integrated marketing communications department. His professional career began at WFAN, the nation’s first all-sports radio station, following his time at the Rutgers radio station as a play-by-play announcer, talk-show host and general manager.