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Mamie on the Mound: A Woman in Baseball's Negro Leagues (Hardcover)

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Mamie "Peanut" Johnson had one dream: to play professional baseball. She was a talented player, but she wasn't welcome in the segregated All-American Girls Pro Baseball League due to the color of her skin. However, a greater opportunity came her way in 1953 when Johnson signed to play ball for the Negro Leagues' Indianapolis Clowns, becoming the first female pitcher to play on a men's professional team. During the three years she pitched for the Clowns, her record was an impressive 33-8. But more importantly, she broke ground for other female athletes and for women everywhere.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781684460236
ISBN-10: 1684460239
Publisher: Capstone Editions
Publication Date: January 1st, 2020
Pages: 32
Language: English