Salaries, Race/Ethnicity, and Pitchers in Major League Baseball: A Correction and Comment

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Marc Lavoie University of Ottawa

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The distinction between starting and relief pitchers is crucial for a correct assessment of pay determination. Nevertheless, making this distinction does not alter the trend of empirical findings, namely that there is no salary discrimination against blacks in baseball.

Marc Lavoie is with the Dept. of Economics at the University of Ottawa, 550 Cumberland St., Ottawa, Ontario, KIN 6N5. Wilbert M. Leonard II is with the Dept. of Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work at Illinois State University, Normal, IL 61761.

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