By Hannah Withiam. Daniel Murphy has walked away from his old teams, but not his past comments that spurred controversy. Bean has said his decision to retire early from the sport, after just seven seasons in the majors, had to do with not feeling fully accepted by his teammates. We felt it was important to make that phone call.
Q&A with Billy Bean, MLB's Ambassador of Inclusion
MLB to air special on Billy Bean, one of the first openly gay pro ballplayers | For The Win
We've heard from many of the figures on the periphery of Moneyball since the movie hit theaters two weeks ago, but one we hadn't heard from was Billy Bean, the former Tigers, Dodgers, and Padres outfielder who came out of the closet in Bean, because of that slight difference in names, has often been mistaken for the Athletics' GM, and vice versa. This week, though, Bean wrote a piece for Outsports on how the pair's been intertwined for many years :. I'll never forget "that" Billy Beane. We both played in the outfield. I played center, he played left, and believe it or not, we had a right fielder named Pete Rice.
Brad Pitt does not play gay Billy Bean in "Moneyball," he plays straight Billy Beane
William Daro Bean born May 11, is an American former professional baseball player. Bean publicly came out as gay in The couple married while Linda was pregnant, but separated when Billy was six months old. Linda married Ed Kovac, a police officer, and they had five children together.
Christina Melander. Christina Melander likes asking questions and making great stories and strategies with the answers. Having worked for brands, agencies, and publications, her career spans journalism, content strategy, and communications. She is a mother, wife, friend, daughter, writer, and feminist who currently leads communications for Swift agency and is a Portland ambassador for Ladies Get Paid.