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Gay baseball player at MIT comes out to his team

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Out Sports
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February 11, 2013

Sean Karson is the third-baseman for MIT’s baseball team. He hit .350 as a sophomore last season and is co-captain of this year’s team. A chemistry and computer science major, Karson spent Super Bowl weekend at Facebook headquarters in California as part of a conference of LGBT tech students. He already has a tech startup that he hopes will hit it big. Two days after leaving the Facebook conference, Karson faced a challenge that no textbook could prepare him for — he came out to his team. As recounted in a wonderful story by our friend Steve Buckley at the Boston Herald, Karson took a chance and hit it out of the park.