- Aired: 06/27/2012
- Rating: NR
By pitching in the spring of 1972, Maria Pepe became the first girl in more than two decades to even try to participate in one of America’s most beloved youth pastimes. Little League’s national powers-that-be moved quickly to remove her from competition.The National Organization for Women brought a 1973 suit on behalf of Pepe’s right to play and the NJ Division on Civil Rights sided with Maria.
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