MLB Network is premiering The Story of Billy Bean tomorrow (Tuesday) at 9pm ET. The program is part of the MLB Network Presents offseason series. A preview:
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Bean — not to be confused with A’s general manager Billy Beane–played six seasons in the majors from 1987-1989 and 1993-1995, and in 1999 revealed that he was gay. Last summer Bud Selig named Bean baseball’s first Ambassador for Inclusion. His task: to provide guidance and training related to efforts to support those in the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community throughout Major League Baseball.
Check out the film tonight on MLB Network. And, go check out Bean’s column at MLB.com today, in which he talks about how he hopes his story can help others.