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

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

By  Leah Henderson , Illustrated By  George Doutsiopoulos
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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.

ISBN: 9781684460236

ISBN-10: 9781684460236

Publisher: Capstone Editions

Publication Date: 01/01/2020 - 12:00am

On Sale: 01/01/2020 - 12:00am

Pages: 32

Language: English

Categories

Biography & Autobiography - Sports & Recreation

Biography & Autobiography - Women

People & Places - United States - African-American

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