Mamie on the Mound: A Woman in Baseball’s Negro Leagues by Leah Henderson
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Mamie on the Mound: A Woman in Baseball’s Negro Leagues
by Leah Henderson

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    List Price: $18.95
    Format: Hardcover, 32 pages
    Classification: Nonfiction
    Target Age Group: Picture Book
    ISBN13: 9781684460236
    Imprint: Capstone Editions
    Publisher: Capstone Press
    Parent Company: Capstone Press
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    Book Description:
    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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