Laura Ricketts Is First Openly Gay MLB Owner
The Chicago Cubs have reached a baseball milestone and it has nothing to do with their century-plus World Series drought.
With the team's purchase by the Ricketts Family, the Cubs are the first Major League Baseball team to have an openly gay owner.
Ricketts, who is a member of the Cubs board of directors, came out to her family in her 30's.
"I think for a long time I wasn't really out to myself growing up in Omaha, Neb., to a Catholic conservative family," Ricketts said. "It took me a while to come out to myself and not long after that I came out to them. I think that it really couldn't of been a better experience. They were all immediately supportive. ... I have been really really fortunate in that regard."
The league owners unanimously approved the Cubs sale to the Ricketts family.