He became the second Major League Baseball player to publicly come out as gay. Allow teammates to put all of their efforts into being the best they can be and not in hiding. His coming-out was followed nearly two decades later by Bean's. In , he was given the addition title of special assistant to Commissioner Rob Manfred and was put in charge of MLB's anti-bullying efforts in addition to his previous work. He's been interacting directly with clubs, working out in uniform with players during spring training, and making himself available as an educational resource.
Billy Bean Regrets Quitting Major League Baseball Rather Than Coming Out
Eventually he would have to choose between his personal and professional lives. When she married for the third time, I was 9 and gave her away in a tux. It was the greatest time ever. He struck out looking at pitches he says were balls. My hope is that, if someone is managing their life in a space like that, they have a strong support network. But Murphy also saw the moment as an opening for a conversation and an avenue to get past stereotypes. You would have been a hero to him'.
MLB hires Billy Bean as Ambassador for Inclusion | Toronto Sun
And now Bean has returned to Major League Baseball as the ambassador for inclusion. You need to have a mutual respect with your teammates in order to succeed. Bean played in Minor League Baseball during the and seasons. We're doing what we need to do. I feel like something really strong has come from that. We welcome outside contributions. I was in a state of shock until I realized that I needed to be at Angel Stadium in less than four hours.
Renee Tirado is being promoted to vice president of talent acquisition and diversity and inclusion. He played parts of six seasons from for the Tigers, Dodgers and Padres. And, Bean's role in the MLB is just the beginning of a slow revolution in the sport. By Brendan Kennedy Sports reporter. Business Markets Tech Luxury. After he spoke with all 30 general managers following the World Series, some of them invited him to spring training. His story is one of strength, and courage as he explains what it was like to be a closeted man in the very anti-gay world of baseball.