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Katie Reyes this is your day young lady and we celebrate you. Why is it since 1984 when young ladies were permitted to play in the Little League, we have only seen fifteen so far in the World Series. Still are daughters are told they are lesser than, that to play in sports dominated males. This fine young lady has proven yes there are women out there who are more than comparable. I say we need to encourage are young women they to can excel at sports also. Maybe in some way it would show them that plastic surgery and slut wear is not the only way to rank in this society, because that is the message that is being pushed to our daughters out there…
My two cents…
She Plays Ball Like A Girl, In the Little League World Series Katie Reyes is being hailed as “the first girl game-winner” in a Little League World Series game. Katie became the hero with a two-run single that won the game for Canada!
Obviously, precious few girls have been permitted to play. Since 1984, that would be all of 15 girls playing in the Little League World Series. This year, there were all of 2 girls. As far as we know, the first girl to play in the LLWS was Kathryn Johnston. Back in 1950, she passed as a boy by tucking her hair under her hat and using the nickname “Tubby.”
”They didn’t know I was a girl, and my brother didn’t say anything,” she said. ”If I had told them my real name, they wouldn’t have let me play. So I told them my name was Tubby, from the male character in the cartoon strip ‘Little Lulu.’
”I played a couple of weeks and then I talked to my coach. I said: ‘I really need to tell you something. I’m not a boy. I’m a girl.’ He said, ‘That’s O.K., you’re a darned good player.’ So I ended up playing the whole season at first base and became sort of a drawing card, because everybody wanted to see a girl play.”
LITTLE LEAGUE WORLD SERIES
Game-Winning Hit by 13-Year-Old Girl Could Be a First
By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Published: August 25, 2009
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — Katie Reyes hit a two-run single in the top of the sixth to help Vancouver, British Columbia, rally for a wild 14-13 victory Tuesday over Ramstein Air Force Base, Germany, in the Little League World Series.
Katie Reyes had three hits and three R.B.I. on Tuesday.
The Little League president, Stephen Keener, and other longtime tournament officials said they could not recall a girl having the winning hit before in a World Series game.
“I was excited. I was shaking,” Reyes, 13, said about going to the plate for her big hit. She finished with three hits and three runs batted in.
Playing first, Reyes also caught the last out. She joined her happy teammates jumping on the mound after Canada won its last game of the series. Both teams had already been eliminated entering Tuesday.
Canada rallied in the sixth, when Anthony Cusati hit his second homer of the game, a two-run shot that cut the deficit to 13-12. After loading the bases, Reyes drove in the winning runs.