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Former major league outfielder Billy Bean, left, and Lutha Burke look on during a news conference at baseball's All-Star game, Tuesday, July 15, 2014, in Minneapolis. Major League Baseball has appointed Bean, who came out as gay after his playing career, to serve as a consultant in guiding the sport toward greater inclusion and equality. Burke is the sister of Glenn Burke, who was the first MLB player to come out as gay after retiring. Burke died in 1995.