Pro Baseball's First Gay Player

Added on by Loren Elliott.

Sean Conroy is the first active professional baseball player to come out as gay. Retired MLB players have come out, but Conroy is a pioneer in coming out as a current player. He plays for the Sonoma Stompers, an unaffiliated minor league team. I got to shadow Sean and his team for a night. Pretty awesome piece of history he recently made...

Sonoma Stompers starting pitcher Sean Conroy (right) plays video games with teammate Erik Gonsalves before a game against the Pittsburg Diamonds at Arnold Field in Sonoma, California, on Tuesday, July 7, 2015. Conroy is baseball's first active professional player to come out as gay. 

Sonoma Stompers starting pitcher Sean Conroy (right) plays video games with teammate Erik Gonsalves before a game against the Pittsburg Diamonds at Arnold Field in Sonoma, California, on Tuesday, July 7, 2015. Conroy is baseball's first active professional player to come out as gay. 

From right: Sonoma Stompers players Mike Jackson Jr., Andrew Parker and Isaac Wenrich play video games in the clubhouse before a game against the Pittsburg Diamonds at Arnold Field in Sonoma, CA, on Tuesday, July 7, 2015. The Stompers blew a 9th inning lead. 

From right: Sonoma Stompers players Mike Jackson Jr., Andrew Parker and Isaac Wenrich play video games in the clubhouse before a game against the Pittsburg Diamonds at Arnold Field in Sonoma, CA, on Tuesday, July 7, 2015. The Stompers blew a 9th inning lead. 

Sonoma Stompers infielder Joel Carranza stretches before a game against the Pittsburg Diamonds at Arnold Field in Sonoma, CA, on Tuesday, July 7, 2015. The Stompers blew a 9th inning lead. 

Sonoma Stompers infielder Joel Carranza stretches before a game against the Pittsburg Diamonds at Arnold Field in Sonoma, CA, on Tuesday, July 7, 2015. The Stompers blew a 9th inning lead. 

Sonoma Stompers infielder Daniel Baptista lingers in the dugout following a tough loss to the Pittsburg Diamonds at Arnold Field in Sonoma, CA, on Tuesday, July 7, 2015. The Stompers blew a 9th inning lead. 

Sonoma Stompers infielder Daniel Baptista lingers in the dugout following a tough loss to the Pittsburg Diamonds at Arnold Field in Sonoma, CA, on Tuesday, July 7, 2015. The Stompers blew a 9th inning lead.