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"My mission as a gay ballplayer," Glenn Burke (1952-1995), "was the break of a stereotype...I think it worked." It apparently worked with his teammates, but his managers and team owners were less enlightened sympathetic and by the end of the 1980 season, the career of the man touted as "the next Willie Mays" was over. In this new edition of his autobiography, the first and only major league player to come out as gay during his professional career writes about his choices, his destiny, and his feelings about being a man ahead of his time.