For other people named Billy Bean, see Billy Bean disambiguation. If you were a Hollywood studio chief, wouldn't you greenlight a movie based on the only major leaguer alive to acknowledge he's gay over one about a general manager who used sabermetric principles to bring undervalued ballplayers to his small-market team that went on to collect wins but no pennants? Account Activated. Baseball wasn't ready for that issue 15 years ago. This week, though, Bean wrote a piece for Outsports on how the pair's been intertwined for many years:. Billy Bean with his former co-player from Minnesota Twins Photo:
Check your email for your verification email, or enter your email address in the form below to resend the email. Billy Bean came out publicly as gay in after his departure, but he still regrets the year of 90's, when he resigned from his baseball career rather than telling the people that he was gay. By clicking "Create Account", I hearby grant permission to Postmedia to use my account information to create my account. OC Weekly Editor-in-Chief Matt Coker has been engaging, enraging and entertaining readers of newspapers, magazines and websites for decades.
After playing for the Padres inBean opted to retire from baseball after the season.