Letters and Politics

Letters and Politics – The Untold Story of Women in the Baseball Negro Leagues

With tensions on the rise in the Korean Peninsula, and as the threat of nuclear weapons are being discussed, we’ll look at the last 20 years of US Korean relations with Hyun Lee of the Working Group for Peace and Demilitarization in Asia and the Pacific.

With the opening day of the baseball season now upon us we’ll remember the first woman to play men’s professional baseball, Toni Stone. She played with such Negro League teams as the Kansas City Monarchs and the San Francisco Sea Lions. Our guest is Martha Ackmann, author of a biography on Toni Stone called Curveball.


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