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How the High Five Was Invented (and What Baseball and Gay Pride Have Got to Do With It)


The world's first documented high five occurred between Dusty Baker and Glenn Burke of the Los Angeles Dodgers on October 2, 1977 at the Dodger Stadium

High five!

Did you ever wonder why we started giving high fives to each other and how it began in sports but made its way to become a symbol of gay pride and identification?

Our pal Today I Found Out explored the life of Glenn Burke, the first openly gay Major League Baseball player, who was credited for "inventing" and popularizing high five in 1977. Watch it on YouTube:


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