Billy Bean

Major League Baseball’s Ambassador for Inclusion and author of Going the Other Way

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    The new 2014 edition of Going the Other Way.
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    At the July 15, 2014 news conference that followed the 2014 All-Star Game, where MLB commissioner Bud Selig had just announced my new Ambassador for Inclusion position. (© Major League Baseball)
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    With world champion swimmer Diana Nyad at the Face of America charity bike ride, 2000. We rode for 5 days, 85 miles a day, to honor veteran and active-duty US military personnel, both disabled and able-bodied.
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    With mom on her first trip to New York City, December 2002.
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    People magazine.
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    Profiled in Out magazine.
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    The 2003 cover of Going the Other Way.
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    Chasing ’em down in the gaps during a day game at Jack Murphy (now Qualcomm) Stadium, 1993.
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    My best Babe Ruth imitation: Watching one leave the park in 1993.
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    “Going the other way”: Stroking the ball to the opposite field for the Padres against our archrivals, the Dodgers, 1993. (Mike Piazza is catching.)
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    At bat for the Detroit Tigers, 1989.
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    Topps Rookie Card, Detroit Tigers, 1987: A baby-faced big leaguer at the age of 22.
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