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Dale Scott, a Major League Baseball umpire since 1986, says he is gay

  • FILE - This june 5, 2014, file photo shows umpire Dale Scott calling out St. Louis Cardinals' Yadier Molina after a play review in the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo. Major League Baseball umpire Dale Scott says he is gay. The 55-year-old umpire tells the website outsports.com that he married Michael Rausch in November 2013.  (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner, File)

    FILE - This june 5, 2014, file photo shows umpire Dale Scott calling out St. Louis Cardinals' Yadier Molina after a play review in the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo. Major League Baseball umpire Dale Scott says he is gay. The 55-year-old umpire tells the website outsports.com that he married Michael Rausch in November 2013. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner, File)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE - This Aug. 7, 2013, file photo shows Major League Baseball umpire Dale Scott preparing to return to action after being injured in the second inning of a baseball game between the Mariners and Toronto Blue Jays in Seattle. Dale Scott says he is gay. The 55-year-old umpire who has worked three World Series tells the website outsports.com that he married his longtime companion in November 2013.  (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)

    FILE - This Aug. 7, 2013, file photo shows Major League Baseball umpire Dale Scott preparing to return to action after being injured in the second inning of a baseball game between the Mariners and Toronto Blue Jays in Seattle. Dale Scott says he is gay. The 55-year-old umpire who has worked three World Series tells the website outsports.com that he married his longtime companion in November 2013. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE - In this May 12, 2010, file photo, Boston Red Sox manager Terry Francona raises his hands as he argues a strike call during an at-bat by Adrian Beltre with Major League Baseball home plate umpire Dale Scott during the ninth inning of a game against the Toronto Blue Jays in Boston. Major League Baseball umpire Dale Scott says he is gay. The 55-year-old umpire who has worked three World Series tells the website outsports.com that he married his longtime companion in November 2013. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

    FILE - In this May 12, 2010, file photo, Boston Red Sox manager Terry Francona raises his hands as he argues a strike call during an at-bat by Adrian Beltre with Major League Baseball home plate umpire Dale Scott during the ninth inning of a game against the Toronto Blue Jays in Boston. Major League Baseball umpire Dale Scott says he is gay. The 55-year-old umpire who has worked three World Series tells the website outsports.com that he married his longtime companion in November 2013. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)  (The Associated Press)

Major League Baseball umpire Dale Scott says he is gay.

The 55-year-old umpire tells the website outsports.com that he married Michael Rausch in November 2013.

Scott has been a member of the big league staff since 1986 and is a crew chief. He worked the World Series in 1998, 2001 and 2004.

Scott provided Referee magazine a photo of himself with Rausch going to last year's opening series in Sydney. The caption in the October issue stated: "He and his longtime companion, Michael Rausch, traveled to Australia for the 2014 season opener between the Diamondbacks and Dodgers."

Scott says in a story posted by Outsports on Tuesday that the photo "could open a Pandora's Box." He adds that his sexuality is "not a surprise" to MLB or the umpire staff.