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Out at Home: The Glenn Burke Story Paperback – July, 1995

ISBN-13: 978-0964815803 ISBN-10: 096481580X

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Product Details

  • Paperback
  • Publisher: Excel Pub (July 1995)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 096481580X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0964815803
  • Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 5.8 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,885,033 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Glenn Burke, a former center fielder for the Los Angeles Dodgers and Oakland Athletics over a span of five seasons, appeared in the 1977 World Series. Burke made history by becoming the first Major League Baseball player to announce his homosexuality. He died of AIDS in 1995.

Erik Sherman has been a freelance sportswriter in the New York area since 1980. Out at Home was his first book. He is also the author of Mookie: Life, Baseball, and the ’86 Mets and Steve Blass: A Pirate for Life. He currently resides in New Rochelle, New York.
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29 of 30 people found the following review helpful By G. Creamean on July 10, 2003
Format: Paperback
This is the autobiography of Glenn Burke, a black, openly gay major league baseball player in the 1970's. It was written while he was living with his sister and dying from AIDS. It is a short book but very interesting. He certainly loved the game of baseball and it was a trajedy that he didn't have a better career. His describes being gay in the major league and how his friendship with Tommy Lasorda's gay son helped to shorten his time with the Dodgers. He also discusses his descent into drug addiction. His name should be more well known than it is, and I hope someday a good movie is made about him to help him get the recognition he deserves.
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