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Brewers minor leaguer says he's gay; MLB lauds courage

...something for himself out of the way that can allow all his talents to shine through."Denson came out with the help of Billy Bean, MLB's first Ambassador for Inclusion. Bean disclosed he was gay after his playing career in the majors."Talking...
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Gold Medal honors five players

...nine-time All-Tournament selection. He also won the Sportsmanship award in 1993. Bean joins his father, William "Billy" Bean (1988 selection), in the Gold Medal Hall of Fame.Davis played in 27 tournaments (1988-2015), missing only...
Hoonah rumbles Kake in title slugfest

...through a lot and our prayers are with him."Peterson is with his father, who is in an Anchorage hospital. Kake's Billy Bean is undergoing a similar circumstance, and every team in the tournament has expressed their prayers to the families...
Hoonah squeaks by Kake

...victory. The game opened on a somber note, as Southeast basketball fans gave a prayer for hall of famers William "Billy" Bean (inducted 1987) and Ray Peterson (1996), who are battling illnesses."We were out here playing for Billy and...
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Gold Medal brackets shine sportsmanship, with each team interviewed adding words of prayer and encouragement to the families of William "Billy" Bean and Ray Peterson, who suffered health problems just prior to the tournament.Mr. Peterson was at the Alaska Native...
Major League Baseball umpire Dale Scott comes out as gay," he said.No big league player or manager has been openly gay during their active career. Glenn Burke and Billy Bean are among the players who later said they were gay, as did umpire Dave Pallone. Scott said he understood coming out...
All that Alaska Jazz: Archie Cavanaugh

...musical soul developed in the small village of Kake, on Kupreanof Island. When he was in seventh grade, a man named Billy Bean put on a guitar class at his school. Archie and his friend Rick Austin were the only two in the class. After seven months...
Q&A with legend Dewey Skan

...Who were/are the players you enjoyed playing with the most and why? A: "My brother Ray (Skan), Ray Peterson and Billy Bean. We won a few championships with Kake. They were excellent players. They played tough defense, they scored and were...
Amazing dynasties mark tournament

...won four (1966, 1968, 1970 and 1971.) "All the teams were good back in those days," said point guard William "Billy" Bean. "They were all in shape, but they didn't train as hard as we did." "You have to remember there wasn't any...


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