Monday, April 18, 2016

Female Players in MLB? Clint Hurdle Thinks So

Major League Baseball celebrated Jackie Robinson Day on April 15th like they do each and every April 15th but this year things may be a little different. As Major League Baseball continues to grow and diversify itself it seems like these days celebrate less of an African American ball player breaking the color barrier and more of a knocking down of each and every door and stereotype in the league. No longer does it seem limited to just minorities in the game that we all love and enjoy, now it seems like the flood gates are open for anything and everything. Will those flood gates bring in the first female player in MLB? Pittsburgh Pirates manager Clint Hurdle thinks so.

Hurdle, in an interview with ESPNw and the Beaver County Times, was quoted as saying:

"I still believe firmly there is going to be a day where there is a female player in the big leagues. I got that. Where it goes, I don’t know. I don’t believe I’ll be in the dugout to see it.”

Hurdle may be onto something here. We’ve already seen Mo’ne Davis take over the Little League World Series and French shortstop Melissa Mayeux become the first female to be included on MLB’s international registration list in 2015 so the steps are being made in that direction both domestically and abroad. Remember the same Sarah Hudek though, a Bossier Parish Community College student and pitcher, as she already has an amateur win under her belt to boast about.

The potential is there and the necessary steps and movements are being made. I wonder what Goose Gossage will have to say about this one….


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    1. You can cut the 1st Wheel Chair President, we have already had one.
      FDR was in a wheelchair and was the precursor of our 1st Black President. FDR took over with a SLITE depression and as with Mr. Obama turned it into a full depression. In FDRs' depression, it would have lasted for many more years than it did if it were not for the 2nd World War. One must find the real books on FDR, otherwise, one will think he was the greatest President of all time.

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