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Glenn Burke
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Baseball Player
    (November 16, 1952-May 30, 1995)
    Born in Oakland, California
    Outfielder for the Los Angeles Dodgers (1976-78) and the Oakland Athletics (1978-79)
    Died at age 43 as a result of complications from AIDS
    He was a below average baseball player at the Major League level.
    He abused cocaine in the later stages of his life.
    His sexuality created problems between him and the Dodgers front office.
    He was arrested for drug possession (1987).
    He ruined his life by becoming dependent on drugs following his retirement from athletic competition.
    He was the first openly gay player in Major League history.
    When the Dodgers arranged a sham marriage during his stint with the team, he wisely refused to co-operate.
    He is credited with starting the 'high five' trend.
    He earned gold medals in track and field at the inaugural Gay Games (1982).
    He admitted he retired from baseball as a result of being overwhelmed by the prejudice he received over his sexuality.

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    In 2018, Out of 4 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 10 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 10 Votes: 70.0% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 8 Votes: 75.00% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 13 Votes: 53.85% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 64 Votes: 64.06% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 123 Votes: 71.54% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 79 Votes: 77.22% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 177 Votes: 69.49% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 34 Votes: 55.88% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 38 Votes: 73.68% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 72 Votes: 54.17% Annoying
 
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