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Stacy Piagno, Sonoma Stompers pitcher, makes history
« on: July 17, 2017, 10:44:11 AM »
http://www.msn.com/en-us/sports/more-sports/stacy-piagno-sonoma-stompers-pitcher-makes-history/ar-BBEz3TA?li=BBnb7Kz&ocid=mailsignout

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Twenty years ago, Ila Borders made history when she became the first woman to win a men’s professional baseball game.
Saturday night in Sonoma, California…history was made again.
With seven innings of one-run ball, Stacy Piagno led her Stompers to a 16-1 victory over the Pittsburg Diamonds and, in the process, joined Borders as one of only three women to get a “W” against men.

Well, hail to the women.

I just recall a story in line with this. About 20 years ago, there was a woman's baseball team touring the country, the Colorado Silver Bullets  http://www.coloradosilverbullets.org/. They were scheduled to play an exhibition  game against the Mets old timers. I had the privilege of umpiring that game behind the plate. It was done at Shea Stadium before a regular season Mets game. The Mets old timers played for the sport of it but the Bullets were playing for real. In the end, the Bullets lost by one run, and I still have the headline article and the check from the Mets hanging on my wall. (Never cashed). But the point is, when women put their minds to it, they CAN keep up to the men on a general level.
(Click on the link and then scroll to their 1995 season and you can see the game against the Mets, June 17th,  that they lost 3-2)

Way to go ladies.
« Last Edit: July 17, 2017, 10:48:00 AM by LennG »
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