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

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    http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/b...-world-series-article-1.1905448#ixzz3BQ3r0l4U

    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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    For balance...

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    For two seasons as a member of the Clowns, Johnson was a teammate of future home run leader Hank Aaron. She also credits her pitching success to a lesson she learned from “Satchel” Paige who taught Johnson to throw her curve ball. “He just showed me how to grip the ball to keep from throwing my arm away, ‘cause I was so little.”

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    When she was 17 years old, Ms. Johnson was rejected as a team member by the White Female Baseball League. This unfair treatment and prejudice became her own victory. She proclaimed, "If I had played with white girls, I would have been just another player, but now I am somebody who has done something that no other woman has done." The Women’s Professional Baseball League had inspired the movie “A League of Their Own.”

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    Mo'ne Davis participating in NBA All-Star Celebrity Game

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    Mo'ne Davis became a national sensation on the baseball diamond at last summer's Little League World Series. However, in subsequent interviews, she's insisted her true love is basketball, with her dream being to play for Connecticut in college.

    Though the Philadelphia native is just an eighth-grader — who has already made her varsity high school basketball team — Davis will get an early chance to show her skills on the hardwood in front of a large audience. Davis will participate in this year's NBA All-Star Celebrity Game, taking place at Madison Square Garden on Feb. 13 at 7 p.m.

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    She wants to be a Husky!!???

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    Such a bright and intelligent young lady


    Will be watching to see what UConn's future prospect looks like
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    Mo'ne Davis puts move on Kevin Hart in NBA All-Star Celebrity Game

     
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