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Some White Sox Fans Angered Over LGBT Event

By Jason St. Amand | Wednesday Aug 6, 2014
Some fans of the Chicago White Sox took to social media websites this week, expressing their outrage that the baseball team will host a LGBT-friendly event called "LGBT Pride Night: Out at the Sox."

MLB Appoints Billy Bean Consultant for Inclusion

By Dave Campbell | Wednesday Jul 16, 2014
The burden of being gay became too great for Billy Bean to bear during his playing career, so he quit rather than seek support for his secret. Nearly two decades later, part of Bean's new job will be to help keep someone else from making the same decision

MLB to Honor Gay Pioneer in Baseball at Today's All-Star Game

By Bobby McGuire | Tuesday Jul 15, 2014
The New York Times reports that in an effort to foster inclusion, a gay former Major League Baseball star, who died of complications from AIDS nearly two decades ago, will be honored at All-Star Game in Minneapolis Tuesday.

Confessions of a Benchwarmer: Spring Training and Beyond in the Sonoran Desert

By Matthew Wexler | Friday Apr 25, 2014
What happens when EDGE travel editor Matthew Wexler unleashes the ghosts of baseball past at Phoenix’s Cactus League spring training? Let’s just say there are a lot of balls in the air.

New Poll: 81% of MLB Ready for Out Player

By Jason St. Amand | Tuesday Mar 25, 2014
Just as the 2014 baseball season is about to begin, ESPN Magazine released a new poll that revealed that the majority of baseball players are ready to accept an openly gay player in Major League Baseball.

MLB Criticized Vetoed Arizona Rights Bill

Thursday Feb 27, 2014
Major League Baseball issued a statement criticizing legislation in Arizona that Gov. Jan Brewer vetoed a few hours later.

Yankee Manager: MLB Can Accept Out Player

By Jason St. Amand | Saturday Feb 15, 2014
The Yankee’s manager Joe Girardi said Tuesday that Major League Baseball would welcome an openly gay player, just days after National Football League prospect Michael Same came out.

Yankees Manager Says MLB Ready For Openly Gay Player

Wednesday Feb 12, 2014
Yankees manager Joe Girardi says Major League Baseball would accept an openly gay player.

Astros Pitcher Apologizes For Gay Slur Tweet About Bieber

Tuesday Feb 11, 2014
Astros pitcher Jarred Cosart has apologized after he reportedly used a gay slur to describe pop star Justin Bieber when he tweeted a message to a former teammate.

Largest Signed Baseball Collection on Display

By Tamara Lush | Wednesday Oct 23, 2013
A collection of signed baseball memorabilia with an estimated value of $2 to $3 million is now on display at the St. Petersburg Museum of History in Florida.