Kelsie Whitmore Becomes First Woman to Pitch in Atlantic League

May 5, 2022

Just three days after making history as the first woman to start a game in Atlantic League history, two-way player Kelsie Whitmore broke more new ground on Wednesday by stepping on the mound for the first time.

Whitmore relieved for the Staten Island FerryHawks with the bases loaded and retired former major leaguer Ryan Jackson on Wednesday, becoming the first woman to pitch in the independent Atlantic League.

Source: Sports Illustrated
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