Black Sports : Mamie (Peanut) Johnson, the only female pitcher in the history of the Negro Leagues, watches Mo’ne D

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    Coffey: Mamie (Peanut) Johnson watches Mo’ne Davis hurl shutout in opener of Little League World Series

    She was sitting in the third row behind home plate, Section 1 of a place called Howard J. Lamade Stadium, one pioneer here to celebrate another. All you had to do is look at Mamie (Peanut) Johnson’s face to know she would not have traded this...
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    Mamie Johnson is 78 years old and six decades removed from her three years as the only female pitcher in the history of the Negro Leagues. From 1953 to 1955, she pitched for the Indianapolis Clowns, her teammates including a young shortstop named Henry Aaron. The Clowns found her by chance when she was pitching in a park near her home in northeast Washington, signed her up and paid her $500 a month to barnstorm around the country in Jim Crow America, never eating in a restaurant or staying in a “white” hotel, but hearing plenty of slurs.
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    A very good find, truly a golden nugget to see those two together. I'll be consolidating this information for the viewers of my Thread on Mo' ne ...



     
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