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Mamie on the mound : a woman in baseball's Negro leagues

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"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"--

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Clifton Springs Library J Bio Johnson (Text)
Children's Biography
52115300378539
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Record details

  • ISBN: 9781684460236 (hardcover)
  • ISBN: 1684460239 (hardcover)
  • Physical Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 29 cm
  • Publisher: North Mankato, Minnesota : Capstone Editions, a Capstone imprint, [2020]

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"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.
Target Audience Note:
Ages: 9-12.
Grades: 4-6.
Subject: Johnson, Mamie > Juvenile literature.
Women baseball players > United States > Biography > Juvenile literature.
African American baseball players > Biography > Juvenile literature.


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