Retired Major League Baseball pitcher Curt Schilling played for 20 seasons and said this week that he had some gay teammates along the way.
He wants people to know that it was not a big then and should certainly not be now.
‘I’ve never understood this ‘issue’ with gay players? Who cares?’ Schilling posted on his Twitter page. ‘I know I played with some, their sexual orientation never had much to do with how they hit with RISP (Runner In Scoring Position) or pitched in late and close situations.’
He added: ‘Why the hell would what they do in the bedroom ever matter?’
Schilling, 46, won three World Series titles with two different teams: Arizona Diamondbacks (2001) and Boston Red Sox (2004, 2007). He also reached the World Series with the Philadelphia Phillies in 1993.
No major league baseball player has ever come out as gay during their playing career.