Women in Sports: From Little League to the Big Leagues

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In 1973, a 12-year-old in Hoboken, put on her uniform to play Little League baseball. When Little League's national office banned Maria Pepe after three games, she took her case to court. New Jersey Judge Sylvia Pressler wrote "the institution of Little League is as American as the hot dog and apple pie. There is no reason why that part of Americana should be withheld from girls." Pressler died Monday at the age of 75. Marie Hardin, Associate Director of the Penn State's Curley Center for Sports Journalism, looks at the impact of that decision.



  • Marie Hardin - Associate Director, Penn State's Curley Center for Sports Journalism