Trans editor of Baseball Prospectus tells her story – By Ronit Bezalel

Christina Kahrl, one of the founding five members of Baseball Prospectus, made news by coming out as transgender in 2003. For Christina (who grew up as Chris), coming out was relatively easy once she had made the decision to do so. It was the journey getting there that was the challenge.

“From an early age, I knew I was different,” Kahrl told Outsports. “I knew that I wasn’t like the other boys. I knew I wasn’t like the other girls; I couldn’t put my finger on it. I grew up feeling like an ?odd duck.? I didn’t stress out about it. I didn’t mind being different. I just knew that I was.”

It wasn’t until college that Kahrl began to make sense of her experience when she came across information about transgender issues while browsing the stacks in The University of Chicago Library.