Marc Newfield, Rondell White, 1992 Upper Deck Top Prospect Checklist

Names: Marc Newfield, Rondell White
Teams: Seattle Mariners, Montreal Expos
Positions: Outfield, outfield
Value of card: $150,000 at the box office
Key 1991 stat: One parting of ways
For love of the game: Before Ang Lee released his ballyhooed 2005 film "Brokeback Mountain," he directed a prequel about the forbidden love of two minor-league baseball players, the long-forgotten "Brokeback Ground-Rule Double." In the climactic scene, co-stars Marc Newfield and Rondell White say their goodbyes before the start of another long season. "I wish I knew how to quit you," the stoic Newfield tells his special batsman while watching the Expos' team bus approach. "I know," White says, slipping a hand on his lover's shoulder. "But it's like Coach Runnels said. We're getting paid to hit the ball, not stem the rose." The film bombed at the box office but stands to this day as a landmark in chronicling homoeroticism in baseball.

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