Baseball and Women

07/03/10 Mary Glenney
From A Woman's Point of View

Have you ever heard of Toni Stone? I hadn't until I read Martha Ackmann's book Curveball.

Toni Stone was the first woman to play professional baseball in the Negro Leagues. She replaced Hank Aaron on the Indianapolis Clowns when he went to the Major Leagues.

Martha Ackmann, a journalist and author who has written for the New York Times, the San Francisco Chronicle and on NPR's Only a Game, talks about Toni's remarkable career. Is baseball a metaphor for American perceptions? Listen to the interview and see what you think.

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