2 women make history for Sonoma pro baseball team – SFGate

The first pitch of Friday night’s Sonoma Stompers baseball game was a breaking ball that went over the plate and into professional baseball history. The bright idea to recruit women was first floated by film director Francis Ford Coppola, who said in a news release that he always wondered why there weren’t co-ed teams in professional baseball given that the game doesn’t rely as much on size and strength as other sports. “My family would play co-ed baseball games and inevitably the star player would always be an aunt,” said Coppola…

Source: 2 women make history for Sonoma pro baseball team – SFGate

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