nick otto

Freelance Photographer
      
Oakland Little League
Location: San Francisco, California
Nationality: American
Biography: A freelance photographer Nick Otto specializes in editorial, corporate and documentary photography. Represented by Zuma Press —he is available for assignments.  An active member of the National Press Photographers Association... MORE
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Oakland Little League
Copyright nick otto 2022
Updated Sep 2021
Topics Baseball, Documentary, Photography, Photojournalism, Sports
In 2019, the percentage of Black players in Major League Baseball dropped under 10% for the first time since 1961. It’s now down to 8%. That decline in Black representation is mirrored by what you’ll see on Bay Area diamonds, or more fundamentally, what you no longer see as far as participation, especially in Oakland, where a local baseball dynasty was built, and now risks being forgotten.

Where a dynasty once reigned, baseball in Oakland clings to survival
As Black participation in baseball declines, so too have cheers from an East Oakland...
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