Baseball has always been more than just a game. As John S. Bowman and Joel Zoss stated in The Pictorial History of Baseball "As part of the fabric of American culture, baseball is the common social ground between strangers, a world of possibilities and of chance, where 'it's never over till it's over. It is an American tradition rich in legends, folklore and history, a never-ending story where every game is a new nine-inning chapter and every player has the chance to be the hero. Through the years, every franchise has had its share of superstar players that stand out above the rest. They are the ones that bring the fans out to the ballpark and only one game brings them all together at once, the All-Star Game.
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Fair warning: there are some big names on this list! Is he a great player? But is he one of the best of all time, the way New York fans seem to think? Not even close. The Tampa Bay Times reports that the Big Apple spotlight under which Jeter played his entire career overshadowed the fact that he was quite often a terrible defender , costing his team a ton of runs due to his lack of range.
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It was , and it was more important, Burke later explained, to be himself than to be a professional baseball player. There probably are several gay men currently playing, but the sport awaits its Robbie Rogers, its Jason Collins, its Michael Sam. In the meantime, Major League Baseball is trying to ease the way for those surely to come. Burke died in Burke and Rose were scheduled to attend the game and its surrounding festivities, including a gala Monday and a news conference with Commissioner Bud Selig on Tuesday.
Minor leaguers Sean Conroy and David Denson came out this year , but only two gay players in the majors—Billy Bean and Glenn Burke—have disclosed their orientation, and both after retirement. Burke was reportedly out to his teammates on the L. Dodgers, but it was never discussed publicly. Or is there something about the sport that makes it harder to come out? But he admits the game presents some specific challenges.