Mamie on the mound : a woman in baseball's Negro leagues / by Leah Henderson ; illustrated by George Doutsiopoulos
Book | Capstone Editions, a Capstone imprint | 2020

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1 volume (unpaged) : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 29 cm
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references.
Audience
Ages: 9-12.
Grades: 4-6.
Summary
"Mamie "Peanut" Johnson had one dream: to play professional baseball. She was a talented player, but she wasn't welcome on the all-white Girls Pro Baseball League team due to the color of her skin. However, a greater opportunity came her way in 1953 when Johnson signed to play ball with the Negro Leagues' Indianoplis Clowns, becoming the only professional female pitcher to play on a men's team. During the three years she played with the team, her record was an impressive 33-8. But more importantly, she broke ground for female pitchers like Mo'ne Davis and women everywhere"-- Provided by publisher.
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Doutsiopoulos, George,
ISBN
9781684460236 (hardcover)
1684460239 (hardcover)
9781684460243 (ebk. pdf)
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