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Shelby Weldon/Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images Hello and welcome to On Deck Circle for today, Monday, April 5, 2021 .
Your need to read time today is 90-seconds. Today’s LGBTQ Sports History Highlight:
Photo by: NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal via Getty Images via Getty Images NBC’s Babe Ruth on the air as the host of a radio quiz show in 1944. On this day in 1934 , NBC hired Babe Ruth to appear on the radio three times a week for 15 minutes for 13 weeks, for the princely sum of $39,000. That payday was $4K more than the New York Yankees paid him. Today, the broadcasting world is full of ex-ballplayers but there’s a paucity of on-air LGBTQ sports broadcasters, as our Ken Schultz lamented in January . Jared Max. One bright shining exception: next month, Jared Max marks a decade since coming out as gay on ESPN radio , as Outsports reported in May 2011. Today, Max anchors sports on Fox News Headlines on SiriusXM , where he’s been on the air for almost six years. Max had previously served as sports director and was morning drive sports anchor for nearly 15 years at New York’s WCBS-AM. A […]