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Billy Bean

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Billy Bean

William Daro "Billy" Bean (born May 11, 1964 in Santa Ana, California) is a former Major League Baseball player. He attended Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles. He was an outfielder, a pinch hitter, and a first baseman. He threw and batted left.[1] Bean is gay, and wrote a book, Going the Other Way: Lessons from a Life in and out of Major League Baseball.[2] For 13 years, Bean was the partner of Efrain Viega, the founder of Yuca restaurant in Miami. They broke up in July 2008.[3][4] Bean has appeared on television. He starred in a MTV episode of Made, and he was an actor in an episode of the sitcom Frasier.[5]


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  1. "Bill Bean". Baseball Reference. Retrieved March 13, 2012.
  2. Sean Bugg (15 May 2003). "Out of the Park: Former pro-baseball player Billy Bean pursues a new field of dreams". Metro Weekly. Retrieved 2008-03-16.
  3. Buzinski, Jim (June 29, 2008). "Billy Bean, partner split". OutSports. Archived from the original on 2008-08-13. Retrieved 2009-08-21.
  4. "Bean-Viega Split Accompanied by Tragedy". The Advocate. July 11, 2008. Retrieved 2009-08-21.
  5. See https://www.imdb.com/name/nm1467905/

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