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Fri Mar 30, 2018, 08:44 AM

Tubby Johnston (from today's Story Corps on NPR)



In the spring of 1950, in upstate New York, 13-year-old Kay Johnston wanted nothing more than to play Little League baseball. But in those days, that was out of the question. Girls weren't encouraged to swing bats and throw balls.

Kay ran to her brother's room, got a pair of his slacks, put on a baseball cap and signed up as Tubby Johnston.
The alias was from a character in one of her favorite childhood comics, Little Lulu.
Tubby made the team. "Were you surprised that they called you?" Cy asks.

"No, I wasn't surprised at all," she says. "I knew I was good, and I had fooled them so far."
Still, Kay was scared that her cover would be blown, and she'd get pulled off the team. So after several practices, she went to the coach and came clean.


Rest of the story here:
https://www.npr.org/2018/03/30/597960442/a-little-league-of-her-own-the-first-girl-in-little-league-baseball

Audio here:
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Fri Mar 30, 2018, 08:51 AM

1. Good stuff.

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