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First openly gay professional baseball player throws shutout

On Thursday night, 23-year-old pitcher Sean Conroy became the first openly gay active professional baseball player.

From the AP:

Major League Baseball historian John Thorn confirmed Conroy is the first active professional to come out as gay.

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Tiny California baseball team makes history with first openly gay professional player

By Lisa Leff And Olga R. Rodriguez

SONOMA, Calif. — The first openly gay professional baseball player to come out publicly while still active in the sport has pitched a shutout game. 98 more words

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Gatineau's Aumont left to wonder if he'll ever get another chance with Phillies

JON MARKS

PHILADELPHIA — After waiting nearly six years for the moment, it was over far too soon for Gatineau’s Phillippe Aumont.

And when he left the mound, after surrendering six earned runs while walking an unsightly seven in just four innings, it was fair to wonder if he’d ever get another chance to do it again — at least here. 788 more words

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Five errors catapult Vancouver Canadians to defeat on Night No. 2 of Northwest League season

The Vancouver Canadians were about as perfect as they could be on opening night.
Evening No. 2? Not as much.
Manager John Schneider’s club made five errors Friday night and fell 4-3 on the road to the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes. 111 more words

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Vancouver Canadians show plenty in season-opening victory on road over Salem-Keizer

The Vancouver Canadians’ season opener couldn’t have gone much better.
In their 11-2 win on the road Thursday over the Salem-Keizer Volcaoes, the C’s put the bat on the ball throughout the line-up, with all nine starters recording at least one base knock. 114 more words

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Kevin Cook's The Dad Report, reviewed: Plays ball

The Dad Report: Fathers, Sons and Baseball Families
Kevin Cook
W.W. Norton & Company
288 pp; $26.95

The notion of stoic fathers and eager sons sharing a catch in the Heartland is a bit hokey — on the emotional spectrum, it’s a short walk from inspirational tales of Ken Griffey Sr. 830 more words

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Letter: Another Montreal Father’s Day without a hometown baseball team

Imagine how your father would feel this Father’s Day if he received first-base-line tickets from you to attend a home game of his favourite pro Montreal baseball team that was a half game out of first place. 352 more words

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