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The First Lady of Negro American League Baseball

Following up on the news that Japan's Eri Yoshida will be one of the only women in American baseball history to pitch in the pros, the New York Times tracked down Mamie Johnson for a comment. Johnson was the first one to break that sports gender line, pitching for the Indianapolis Clowns from 1953 to 1955.

The first female baseball teams were organized in 1866, yet modern women have only recently started making inroads in professional baseball. Join Molly and Cristen as they discuss the past, present and future of women in baseball in this episode.