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 Michael Wilbon, shown speaking at the University of Maryland, was the keynote speaker, at the IUPUI School of Journalism's

In 1995, 19 percent of MLB players were black, but that number has dropped to 8.5 percent in 2013. Why the change? ESPN's Michael Wilbon discussed it during a program at IUPUI on Saturday.

Steve Krah
Posted on April 15, 2014 at 6:58 a.m.
 There's always something to see at a baseball game.

Five players from each team having a little unspoken contest was all part of the baseball fun Tuesday, April 8, at South Bend's Four Winds Field.

Steve Krah
Posted on April 9, 2014 at 1:58 p.m.
 Craig Wallin listens to reporters’ questions about the Elkhart County Miracle baseball franchise during a press conference in downtown Elkhart on June 7, 2013.

Owner Craig Wallin announced Thursday, April 3, that there would be no Miracle in 2014, citing not having access yet to private venture capital and the lack of Northern League teams in the Midwest.

Steve Krah
Posted on April 4, 2014 at 1:57 p.m.
 Braden Shipley, a 6-foot-3 right-hander, is among the top prospects in the Arizona Diamondbacks chain. Through currently on the disabled list, he could make an impact during the 2014 season for the South Bend Silver Hawks.
Posted on April 3, 2014 at 1:55 p.m.

Mark Haley is entering his 10th season as manager of the Class-A Midwest League baseball club. The Silver Hawks start their season in Bowling Green Thursday, April 3.

 Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Jeff Samardzija throws in the second inning against the Pittsburgh Pirates during their Opening Day baseball game on Monday, March 31, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo)
Posted on April 1, 2014 at 12:34 p.m.

"The Shark" was called out in the fifth inning and the replay supported the umpire's call.

 Boston Red Sox outfielder Shane Victorino is not pleased that the length of his walk-up song,
Posted on March 26, 2014 at 1:22 p.m.

From "Three Little Birds" to "Sweet Home Alabama," there's lots of tunes tied to baseball players, but the MLB wants to speed up games by trimming walk-up music. What do you think?

 San Diego Padres starting pitcher Eric Stults throws against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the first inning of a spring training baseball game in Scottsdale, Ariz., Sunday, March 9, 2014.
Posted on March 26, 2014 at 12:00 p.m.

Left-hander has found his rhythm and gotten better toward the end of spring training.

 South Bend Silver Hawks owner Andrew Berlin continues to make improvements at downtown baseball park. (Photo Supplied)
Posted on March 24, 2014 at 5:40 p.m.

The Midwest League team drew 237,448 fans to Four Winds Field at Coveleski Stadium in 2013 and aims for more in 2014. The team also has committed $450,000 to improve the ballpark.

 Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Justin Masterson throws against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the first inning of a spring exhibition baseball game in Scottsdale, Ariz., Tuesday, March 11. (AP Photo)
Posted on March 13, 2014 at 2:03 p.m.

Bethel College Athletic Hall of Famer Justin Masterson, an American League All-Star in 2013, wound up the Cleveland Indians' regular season at 14-10 with a 3.45 earned run average. 

 Parents can cheer and provide positive reinforcement. But, too many times, it is just the opposite kind of behavior we see in the stands. (Greenwich Time Photo)
Posted on March 11, 2014 at 1:00 p.m.

Sit within earshot of a high school sports game and you will hear a few things — sometimes horrible things. It doesn't have to be that way.

 Concord High School head baseball coach Jim Treadway (right) guides his team in snow removal from the Minutemen's varsity field on Saturday, March 8. (Truth Photo By Steve Krah)
Posted on March 10, 2014 at 12:05 p.m.

The team bonds while digging out the dugout in anticipation for spring ball.

 Northrige High School boys lacrosse is heading into its second spring season. (Truth Photo By Steve Krah)
Posted on March 5, 2014 at 5:17 p.m.

Club is tied in with Indiana High School Lacrosse Association and Northern Indiana Lacrosse Association.

 Will the other team be able to concentrate when the Lehigh Valley IronPigs are wearing this salute to bacon?
Posted on Feb. 26, 2014 at 10:56 a.m.

Lehigh Valley IronPigs unveil their salute to a beloved pork product.

Steve Krah
Steve Krah
Baseball has been sports reporter Steve Krah's passion since childhood. In Season Tickets, there will be plenty of stories from the diamond, but that's not all. Look for stories about athletic happenings and personalties of all kinds.

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Reporter Steve Krah covers sports for the Elkhart Truth.