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Orioles’ Adam Jones donates $20,000 to Negro League Museum

May 1, 2017; Boston, MA, USA; Baltimore Orioles center fielder Adam Jones (10) follows through during the sixth inning against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park. Mandatory Credit: Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports
Vincent Frank
Written by Vincent Frank

Baltimore Orioles outfielder Adam Jones was subjected to racial taunts during a recent trip to Fenway Park to play the Boston Red Sox. It was a situation that caught the attention of the baseball world and shocked unassuming bystanders in the process.

The entire situation was part of a series with the division-rival Red Sox that became extra heated the longer it drew on.

Now, almost two weeks removed from the ugly scene, Jones himself has decided to take to charity as a way to help progress the larger national community beyond these racially charged times.

This is an awesome gesture from Jones. Not only does it put a better spin on the incident that made him a central figure early in the baseball season, it helps underprivileged children in the process. Much respect to Jones for this. And we’re pretty sure the Negro League Baseball Museum is thankful as well.

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Vincent Frank

Vincent Frank

Editor-at-large, Sportsnaut.

“You were born with wings, why prefer to crawl through life?” Rumi