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Veteran umpire Angel Hernandez is seeking permission to publicly address his outstanding lawsuit accusing Major League Baseball and former Yankees manager-turned-league executive Joe Torre of discriminating against minorities.
In a recent filing by his attorney, the Cuban-born Hernandez requested permission to unseal a list of 27 allegations against the league. Specifically, Hernandez hopes to discuss his claim that 'MLB has made professional life even harder for minorities in baseball' since 2010, when Torre was named executive vice president – a role in which he oversees Major League umpires.
Tenure - Yankees - Torre - Hernandez
During his tenure with the Yankees, Torre publicly criticized Hernandez.
'Media accounts have sometimes portrayed Angel's complaint in the lawsuit as reflecting something personal against Joe Torre: that is not accurate; the complaint simply points out Torre's role as one of the leaders of baseball who is not doing enough to eliminate racial, ethnic and gender discrimination in the game,' Hernandez's attorney, Kevin L. Murphy, wrote in the filing that was obtained by the New York Daily News.
Allegations - Hernandez - Claim - MLB - Minorities
Among the 27 allegations Hernandez hopes to discuss publicly is his claim that MLB does not do enough to promote minorities and has unfairly penalized Hispanic umpires while promoting white umpires to senior positions.
The motion seeks to obtain a judge's approval for Hernandez to discuss a list of topics 'without fear of employment retaliation.'
Attorney - Neil - H - Abramson - MLB
Through outside attorney Neil H. Abramson, MLB disputed Hernandez's claim in its...
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