In 1950, Kathryn “Tubby” Johnston became the first girl to play Little League Baseball — and it wouldn’t have happened if they’d known she was a girl. She had to play in disguise — stuffing her hair under her cap. When she was outed, Little League officially banned girls from playing.
Now 64 years later, Mo’Ne Davis is in your face: on Friday becoming the first girl to earn a pitching victory in the history of the Little League World Series. And Johnston (now Massar) is in Williamsport also — she threw out the first pitch at a game on Saturday. Plus:
— USA TODAY Sports (@USATODAYsports) August 16, 2014
In case you haven’t been following, Philadelphia beat Nashville on Friday, 4-0, in the first round. Davis threw the complete-game shutout, striking out eight on a two-hitter. Davis throws in the low 70s, has good control and is impressing everyone (except Fox News).
— Mike Trout (@Trouty20) August 15, 2014
This youngster is striking everybody out and she is a girl. I love it. #itsanewday
— Kevin Durant (@KDTrey5) August 15, 2014
— Rob Tornoe (@RobTornoe) August 16, 2014