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South Korean baseman calls African-American pitcher 'too black'

South Korean baseball star Kim Tae Kyun has apologized after suggesting that a pitcher's skin color made him harder to bat against.
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Kim Tae Kyun of Korea during the finals of the 2009 World Baseball Classic on March 23, 2009 at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, California. (Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
"His face is too black, so it is hard to bat because his white teeth and the ball confuses me when he smiles on the mound."

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