Little League Said Girls Were Too “Weak” to Play Baseball. This Girl Fought Back | Bold & Untold by MAKERS

Little League argued girls had “weaker bones and muscles” so shouldn’t be allowed to play baseball. Maria Pepe showed them what it’s really means to throw like a girl.

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MARIA PEPE: When I was a young girl, people would say, What do you want to be when you grow up? I used to answer, I want to be a Yankee.

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Little League issued a letter to the town. If you don't remove Maria, we're going to take the charter away from Hoboken.

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You can judge me for my ability, but not just because of my sex.

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The institution Little League is as American as the hot dog and apple pie, and that part of Americana should not be withheld from girls.

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I get to see so many girls actually enjoying it and participating and not being discriminated for it, but actually being encouraged to grow in the sport.

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