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Going the Other Way: An Intimate Memoir of Life In and Out of Major League Baseball
     

Going the Other Way: An Intimate Memoir of Life In and Out of Major League Baseball

by Billy Bean
 

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From major league baseball’s only openly gay former player—and now its first-ever Ambassador for Inclusion—the intimate chronicle of a man who, in the prime of his career, had to make a terrible choice between his love of the game and the love of his life

More than ten years after its original publication, Going the Other Way

Overview

From major league baseball’s only openly gay former player—and now its first-ever Ambassador for Inclusion—the intimate chronicle of a man who, in the prime of his career, had to make a terrible choice between his love of the game and the love of his life

More than ten years after its original publication, Going the Other Way remains deeply moving, and more timely than ever.

By virtue of a relentless work ethic, exceptional multi-sport talent, and a quick left-handed swing, Billy Bean made it to the majors, where he played from 1987 to 1995—an outfielder for the Detroit Tigers, Los Angeles Dodgers, and San Diego Padres. But as a gay man in the brutally anti-gay world of baseball, closeted to teammates and family, Bean found himself unable to reconcile two worlds that he felt to be mutually exclusive. At the young age of 31, in the prime of his career, even as he solidified his role as a major-league utility player, Bean walked away from the game that was both his calling and his livelihood.

At once heartbreaking and farcical, ruminative and uncensored, this unprecedented memoir points the way toward a more perfect game, one in which all players can pursue their athletic dreams free of prejudice and discrimination.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781615192649
Publisher:
The Experiment
Publication date:
10/21/2014
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
360,823
File size:
3 MB

Meet the Author

In 2014 Billy Bean was appointed Major League Baseball’s first Ambassador for Inclusion, in which role he is at the fore of the League’s efforts for a fair and equitable workplace throughout all of baseball.
Chris Bull is cofounder of Gay Cities: Your Travel and City Guide and editorial director of Queerty.com, the most popular LGBT blog in the world.

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