First open gay baseball player
David Denson made history this weekend by coming out as baseballs first gay player.
David Denson tells Milwaukee Journal Sentinel writer that he’s gay.
He says his teammates told him «We’ve got your back»
David, (20) a first baseman for the Milwaukee Brewers’ rookie affiliate in Helena, Montana, publicly disclosed the news in a Milwaukee Journal Sentinel article after sharing it with his family and Helena Brewers teammates.
«Talking with my teammates, they gave me the confidence I needed, coming out to them,» Denson told sports writer Tom Haudricourt.
They said, ‘You’re still our teammate. You’re still our brother. We kind of had an idea, but your sexuality has nothing to do with your ability. You’re still a ballplayer at the end of the day. We don’t treat you any different. We’ve got your back.’