Sean Conroy plays for the Sonoma Stompers, a Northern Bay area independent league. When he came out in 2015, he became the first out gay pro player. His first game as a proud out gay ball players was a shut out win, with him as the pitcher. Erik Sherman, author, wrote Glenn Burke's biography: "Out at Home, the true Glenn Burke Story." Glenn Burke was a legendary baseball player who led the Dodgers to the world series during his time. He was traded to the Oakland A's and believed it was because he did not hide his sexuality. He eventually came out after a boyfriend wrote an article about him, by then he was retired.