Umpire Sues MLB Claiming Discrimination, Manager Vendetta

Law360, New York (July 3, 2017, 7:16 PM EDT) -- A Cuban-born umpire filed a discrimination lawsuit against Major League Baseball in Ohio federal court on Monday, claiming the league routinely fails to promote minorities and that Chief Baseball Officer Joe Torre has held a personal gripe against him from his days as the Yankees' manager.

Angel Hernandez, who has been umpiring in the league since 1993, sued the Office of the Commissioner of Baseball and Major League Baseball Blue Inc. claiming violations of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Ohio state law. The suit cites a May 2001 incident in which Hernandez called a balk against...

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