Walla Walla Community College baseball player Chandler Whitney has come out to his teammates recently during a team meeting before the 2014 season. Whitney’s boyfriend Willamette University kicker Conner Mertens recently came out to his teammates and friends which gave coverage for Whitney to come out to his teammates. This is the first time that I remember that a current College Baseball player has come out to the public. You can read the full story by clicking here from OutSports.com which is the premier site on issues on Gay Athletes in Sports.
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