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Alum James Wagner Profiled

New York Times New York Mets reporter James Wagner (2006) was profiled as a rare exception in Major League Baseball journalism circles.

Mr. Wagner is a rare exception. (The Washington Post’s Nationals reporter, Jorge Castillo;’s Angels reporter, Maria Guardado; The Los Angeles Times’s baseball columnist and former Dodgers reporter, Dylan Hernandez; and USA Today’s national baseball reporter Jorge Ortiz are a few others.) Of the regular Mets beat reporters, Mr. Wagner is the only Spanish speaker.

The New York Times explored this in the piece: Latino Players Welcome a Baseball Reporter Who ‘Speaks the Same Language’