Glenn Burke, Game Changer: The Man Who Invented the High Five

Glenn Burke, Game Changer: The Man Who Invented the High Five

Written by:
Phil Bildner
Narrated by:
Torian Brackett
Coming Soon

Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date
July 2024
0 hours 11 minutes
Glenn Burke, Game Changer features sound design and special effects to enhance your listening enjoyment. Listen out for the sounds of Major League Baseball and cheers from the crowds.

An inspiring audiobook biography about Glenn Burke, the first Major League Baseball player to come out as gay, and the story of how he created the world’s most recognizable handshake, the high five.

Playing for the Los Angeles Dodgers, Glenn Burke could do it all—hit, throw, run, field. He was the heart of the clubhouse who energized his teammates with his enthusiasm and love for the game. It was that energy that led Glenn to invent the high five one October day back in 1977—a spontaneous gesture after a home run that has since evolved into our universal celebratory greeting.

But despite creating this joyful symbol, Glenn Burke, a gay Black man, wasn’t always given support and shown acceptance in return.

From acclaimed author Phil Bildner, this moving audiobook biography recognizes the challenges Burke faced while celebrating how his bravery and his now-famous handshake helped pave the way for others to live openly and free.

A Macmillan Audio production from Farrar, Straus and Giroux.
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