Edmonton Journal

Openly gay player makes history


SONOMA, CALIF. — Baseball history was made Thursday night when the sport’s first active profession­al player to come out as gay pitched a shutout before a n enthusiast­ic crowd that seemed more impressed with his performanc­e than his role as a pioneer.

Sean Conroy, 23, led the Sonoma Stompers to a 7-0 victory in his first start in the independen­t Pacific Associatio­n of Baseball Clubs. The right handier struck out 11 and allowed three hits over nine innings.

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Sean Conroy

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