About the Author
, 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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