Best of MLB: Bruce Maxwell 1st player to kneel during anthem; Yanks clinch playoff berth

The Associated Press
Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia

Bruce Maxwell of the Oakland Athletics has become the first major league baseball player to kneel during the national anthem. Maxwell dropped to a knee just outside Oakland's dugout on Saturday before a game against the Texas Rangers, adopting a protest started by former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick in response to police treatment of blacks.

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