On August 30, 1999 — In an article in the New York Times, former major league OF Billy Bean reveals his fears as a gay man in the world of major league baseball. Former Dodger Glenn Burke, who died of AIDS in 1995, is the only other ex-player to have acknowledged his homosexuality.


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