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Emmanuel Burris Manny

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Employment History

Switch-Hitting Shortstop

Augusta ( Ga. ) GreenJackets

Shortstop

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Kent State College

Education

Kent State University

Woodrow Wilson Senior High School

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Emmanuel ...

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Emmanuel Burris

Emmanuel "Manny" Burris and Jared Williams know they stand out, if not entirely for the right reasons.Close friends since childhood who grew up in the District, they belong to an ever-shrinking fraternity: They are black professional baseball players.
"I'm not surprised when I look at a team's roster and see just one African-American player," said Burris, a switch-hitting shortstop for the Augusta (Ga.) GreenJackets, a Class A affiliate of the San Francisco Giants.
Both Williams, who is with the Charlotte County (Fla.) Redfish of the independent South Coast League, and Burris played college baseball, which has an even smaller percentage of black players than the major leagues.
Burris grew up in the U Street/Cardozo area of Northwest and attended Kent State University in Ohio after graduating from Woodrow Wilson Senior High School.He was named Mid-American Conference player of the year after his junior season and was taken by the Giants with the 33rd pick of the 2006 amateur draft.
Williams, from the North Michigan Park neighborhood in Northeast, graduated from DeMatha Catholic High School in Hyattsville and from Wagner College in Staten Island, N.Y., last year.He wasn't drafted and sat out his senior season because of academic issues, but he attended a tryout in Florida and was the No. 1 pick in the South Coast League draft in November.
Like many who ponder the question, Burris and Williams have their theories about why so many black youngsters do not play baseball at all or stop playing as they get older.
"It's pretty obvious why," Burris said.
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Burris, who played several of his high school games on the Wilson football field, said of the few regulation diamonds available in the District, only Banneker Field, across Seventh Street Northwest from Howard University, is in decent shape.


By Bob Cohn - Emmanuel "Manny" ...

www.demathabaseball.org [cached]

By Bob Cohn - Emmanuel "Manny" Burris and Jared Williams know they stand out, if not entirely for the right reasons.

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"I'm not surprised when I look at a team's roster and see just one African-American player," said Burris, a switch-hitting shortstop for the Augusta (Ga.) GreenJackets, a Class A ... [Read More]


The Giants' projected shortstop, ...

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The Giants' projected shortstop, Emmanuel Burris, 23, could move to second base if the team signed Furcal.


Emmanuel Burris - Kent ...

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Emmanuel Burris - Kent State College


By Bob Cohn - Emmanuel "Manny" ...

www.demathabaseball.org [cached]

By Bob Cohn - Emmanuel "Manny" Burris and Jared Williams know they stand out, if not entirely for the right reasons.

...
"I'm not surprised when I look at a team's roster and see just one African-American player," said Burris, a switch-hitting shortstop for the Augusta (Ga.) GreenJackets, a Class A affiliate of the San Francisco Giants.
Both Williams, who is with the Charlotte County (Fla.) Redfish of the independent South Coast League, and Burris played college baseball, which has an even smaller percentage of black players than the major leagues.
Burris grew up in the U Street/Cardozo area of Northwest and attended Kent State University in Ohio after graduating from Woodrow Wilson Senior High School.He was named Mid-American Conference player of the year after his junior season and was taken by the Giants with the 33rd pick of the 2006 amateur draft.
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Like many who ponder the question, Burris and Williams have their theories about why so many black youngsters do not play baseball at all or stop playing as they get older.
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"It's pretty obvious why," Burris said.
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Burris, who played several of his high school games on the Wilson football field, said of the few regulation diamonds available in the District, only Banneker Field, across Seventh Street Northwest from Howard University, is in decent shape.
"And that field, compared to any other suburban field, would be dead last," he added.
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Mr. Williams is encouraged that after his son and Burris, two more black players from the District have earned college scholarships - Landon School's Marcus Jones for North Carolina State University and Gonzaga College High School's Gerard Hall Jr. for Old Dominion University in Norfolk.
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"When a young kid looks at television and sees baseball but doesn't see any African-Americans in it, or they see Sammy Sosa and they see his skin color is black, but they know he's not an African-American, they don't give themselves that option," Burris said.
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Jared Williams and Burris played other sports.
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Burris was a decent point guard on the Wilson basketball team, but baseball always was his "passion," he said.
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So why did Burris and Williams come to love the game that so many of their peers and friends were rejecting?

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